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Deirdre Purcell was born in Dublin in 1945. She has been an actress, performing in the Abbey Theatre. She was invited to become the first 'European Theatre Artist' at Loyola University, Chicago. A variety of employments followed, some of them concurrently. Deirdre has also turned to journalism and has presented TV and radio programmes. However, her greatest successes came with her writing which remains very popular. Her 1998 novel, Love Like Hate Adore was a nominee for the Orange Prize for Fiction. Falling For a Dancer was adapted for film starring Elizabeth Dermot Walsh, Dermot Crowley and Liam Cunningham. Deirdre also contributed the screenplay.

Deirdre Purcell Books

A Place of Stones

That Childhood Country

Francey

Sky

Entertaining Ambrose

Has Anyone Here Seen Larry?

Marble Gardens

Last Summer in Arcadia

Children of Eve

A Place of Stones

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Book Review:

Molly O'Brien, beautiful Irish actress, rose to command the attention of the world from the stages of Dublin, London and New York. Butbehind her glittering success lay a heartache she could not resolve and a longing to return to uncover a family`s tragic secret, buried forever in the island place of stones..

Book Condition:
Some wear to covers otherwise Good Copy
Town House Paperback 1992
Book Weight: 305g

ISBN 094852426X

Book Type:
Irish Fiction

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That Childhood Country

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Book Review:

Two young lovers who fell passionately in love. It was a love which bore secrets that both were afraid to let go of.

Book Condition:
Some wear to covers and browning to pages Reading Copy
Town House Paperback 1993
Book Weight: 285g
ISBN 0948524634
Book Type:
Irish Fiction

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Francey

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Book Review:

Francey has a longing to meet his father, who he has only met once since he left home. But when he does it is not the rosy picture he had imagined.

Book Condition:
Very Good in Very Good DW
Town House Hardback 1994 1st Edition
Book Weight: 850g
ISBN 094852426X
Book Type:
Irish Fiction

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Sky

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Book Review:

Sky works as a journalist in a smal town paper in Butte, Montana. She is bored. Her boss assigns her an obituary of Midge Treacy, wife of a prominent citizens. While working on this she learns the level of secrecy that people keep from each other.

Book Condition:

Very Good in slightly worn DW
Town House Hardback 1995 1st Edition
Book Weight:768g

ISBN 094852426X

Book Type:
Irish Fiction

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Entertaining Ambrose

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Book Review:

This is the story of the lovable May, who bears life`s burdens so lightly, tending to others needs before her own. But when her criminal husband absconds, leaving orders he should not be contacted, for once she decides to fight.

Book Condition:
Slight wear to covers otherwise good copy
Town House Paperback 2001 Reprint
Book Weight: 222g

ISBN 186059140X

Book Type:
Irish Fiction

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Has Anyone Here Seen Larry?

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Book Review:

A novella about family relationships and breakdowns.

Book Condition:
Slight wear to covers otherwise Good Cop
New Island Paperback 2002
Book Weight: 100g

ISBN 1902602706

Book Type:
Irish Fiction

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Marble Gardens

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Book Review:

Sophie and Riba have been life long friends. A very close friendship. Sophie's daughter becomes ill In their distress Sophie is drawn to Ribs's husband, and this puts strains on all their relationships.

Book Condition:
Slight wear to covers otherwise Good Copy
New Island Paperback 2002
Book Weight: 290g

ISBN 1902602579

Book Type:
Irish Fiction

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Last Summer in Arcadia

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Book Review:

Three friends share secrets on a South of France holiday, but they would rather not be vieing with one another.

Book Condition:
Slight wear to covers otherwise Good Copy
New Island Paperback 2004
Book Weight: 300g

ISBN 1902602595

Book Type:
Irish Fiction

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Children of Eve

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Book Review:

Arabella Moraghan and her siblings had been abandoned by their mother, Eve, over forty years ago. Now Eve contactss Arabella wanting reconciliation.

Book Condition:
Slight wear to covers otherwise Good Copy
Hodder Headline Paperback 2005
Book Weight: 280g

ISBN 0755326229

Book Type:
Irish Fiction

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