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Deirdre Madden - Author

About the Author

Deirdre Madden is from Toomebridge, Co. Antrim. Her novels include The Birds of Innocent Wood, Nothing is Black, One by One in the Darkness, which was shortlisted for the Orange Prize, and Authenticity. Her most recent novel is Molly Fox's Birthday. She teaches at Trinity College, Dublin and is a member of the Irish Arts Academy Aosdana.

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One by One in the Darkness

One by One in the Darkness

Author: Deirdre Madden Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 25/09/2020

One by One in the Darkness follows a week in the lives of three sisters shortly before the start of the IRA ceasefire in 1994, undercut with the story of their childhood in Northern Ireland of the 1960s and 1970s. The history of both a family and a society, One by One in the Darkness confirms Deirdre Madden's reputation as one of Irish fiction's most outstanding talents.

Medical Law in Ireland

Medical Law in Ireland

Author: Deirdre Madden Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/12/2017

Medicine, Ethics and the Law

Medicine, Ethics and the Law

Author: Deirdre Madden Format: eBook Release Date: 16/12/2016

The new third edition of Medicine, Ethics and the Law takes account of the numerous cases and proposed legislative changes that have taken place in Ireland since the last edition in 2011. Written by one of Ireland's leading medical law academics this title provides a comprehensive guide to the key issues of medicine, ethics and the law. This title is designed to be used by lawyers and healthcare professionals and provides an invaluable reference tool for anybody who requires accurate information and guidance on this area of Irish law.

Medicine, Ethics and the Law

Medicine, Ethics and the Law

Author: Deirdre Madden Format: eBook Release Date: 16/12/2016

The new third edition of Medicine, Ethics and the Law takes account of the numerous cases and proposed legislative changes that have taken place in Ireland since the last edition in 2011. Written by one of Ireland's leading medical law academics this title provides a comprehensive guide to the key issues of medicine, ethics and the law. This title is designed to be used by lawyers and healthcare professionals and provides an invaluable reference tool for anybody who requires accurate information and guidance on this area of Irish law.

All Over Ireland

All Over Ireland

Author: Deirdre Madden Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 21/05/2015

All Over Ireland, edited by Deirdre Madden (Molly Fox's Birthday, Time Present and Time Past), continues the tradition of featuring the work of both new and established writers, including Colm Toibin, Mary Morrissy and Eoin McNamee. These diverse and accomplished stories, by turns dazzling, thoughtful and startling, bring new ideas and energy to the form and richly enhance the tradition of Irish fiction.

Hidden Symptoms

Hidden Symptoms

Author: Deirdre Madden Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 20/11/2014

For Theresa and her student friends, Belfast can seem an urban nightmare - a city where violence can erupt at any moment, where secrecy and bitterness are nursed behind closed doors, and where Theresa's twin brother, Francis, has been murdered, Deirdre Madden carefully and movingly reveals the crisis of faith that confronts Theresa when her devout Catholicism provides no explanation for the tragedy. Hidden Symptoms was originally published in Faber's First Fictions anthology where it was highly praised and was awarded the Rooney Prize for Irish Literature in 1987.

Remembering Light and Stone

Remembering Light and Stone

Author: Deirdre Madden Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 19/11/2014

Remembering Light and Stone is a moving study of a young woman coming to terms with herself in a changing world. 'Not only is Madden's book a joy to read: it is also a portrait of personal fulfilment, and a telling snapshot of our age.' The Times 'One of the most original and disturbing writers since Jean Rhys.' Independent on Sunday

Authenticity

Authenticity

Author: Deirdre Madden Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 19/11/2014

After a brilliant youth, the painter Roderic Kennedy's life has been overtaken by a series of crises - alcoholism, the failure of his marriage to an Italian woman, and estrangement from his three daughters following his return to Ireland. When he meets Julia Fitzpatrick, twenty years younger than he and also an artist, it seems as if this period of turbulence and misfortune from which he has been struggling to emerge is at an end. But when Julia then meets William Armstrong, a middle-aged lawyer, it sets in motion a chain of events which, in the course of the following year, has dramatic and unforeseen consequences for all three of them. Deirdre Madden's ambitious novel is both a moving love story and a thought-provoking meditation upon the nature of painting. It is above all an exploration of what it means to be an artist in contemporary society.

The Birds of the Innocent Wood

The Birds of the Innocent Wood

Author: Deirdre Madden Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/09/2014

When James proposes, it seems like an opportunity for Jane to leave her lonely past behind and become part of a family. But the presence of a woman in the cottage near their remote farmhouse threatens Jane's new-found happiness. This compelling novel by one of Ireland's finest writers won a Somerset Maugham Award. 'Madden's achievement is to make partial revelations about obscure lives as gripping as a thriller. Her style is passionate, emotional, but never obvious and does not admit a single cliche or badly written sentence.' Observer

Time Present and Time Past

Time Present and Time Past

Author: Deirdre Madden Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/09/2014

Shortlisted for the Kerry Group Irish Novel of the Year Award. When Fintan Buckley develops an interest in old autochrome photographs, strange things start to happen. To all appearances, Fintan holds down a successful job and enjoys life with his conventional middle-class family in Dublin, yet inwardly he starts to experience states of altered consciousness, with unsettling hallucinations and sudden insights. Meanwhile, Fintan's sister Marina has been unearthing family stories from the past and the two of them, in different ways, find themselves renegotiating their history and the decisions that have brought them to this place, this present.

Nothing is Black

Nothing is Black

Author: Deirdre Madden Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 20/06/2013

Nothing is Black is a beautifully told story of three women who find themselves in a remote part of Donegal at a defining moment in their lives. Wealthy and successful, Nuala has everything except the peace of mind she so desperately needs. She has come to stay with her cousin Claire, who leads a solitary life as a painter. Anna, Claire's neighbour, longs for a reconciliation with her estranged daughter. Through their stories, Deirdre Madden explores the themes of friendship, family and the nature of creativity, confirming her reputation as one of Ireland's most talented writers.

Tierparadies Emily & Co.

Tierparadies Emily & Co.

Author: Deirdre Madden Format: eBook Release Date: 25/04/2013

Als Keira beschliet, in der Zoohandlung ihrer Tante Emily auszuhelfen, ahnt sie nicht, was fur ein aufregender Sommer ihr bevorsteht. Emilys Zooparadies beherbergt jede Menge auergewohnliche Tiere, von denen Emily sich nur schwer trennen kann. Schon gar nicht, als die hochnasige Henrietta Fysshe-Pye in das kleine Stadtchen zieht und ihr neues Heim mit Haustieren ausstatten mochte. Aber zum Gluck gibt es da noch Finbarr, der ein bisschen fur Emily schwarmt, den erfahrenen Zauberhasen Simsal, die Schlange Noreen und viele andere, die wie Pech und Schwefel zusammenhalten.

Snakes' Elbows

Snakes' Elbows

Author: Deirdre Madden Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 19/01/2012

When the timid millionaire pianist Barney Barrington moves to Woodford, extraordinary things start to happen. For local millionaire Jasper Jellit doesn't like all the attention Barney is getting and will do anything to upstage him, including hosting an extravagant chocolate party for Woodford residents. But when Barney and Jasper want to buy the same painting, Jasper finds less scrupulous ways of getting what he wants. As Barney is too kind to ever have a suspicious thought, it falls to his hyper-intelligent cat Dandelion to save the day - with the help of Jasper's two misunderstood dogs Cannibal and Bruiser. Winner of the Eilis Dillon Award for a First Children's Book

Jasper and the Green Marvel

Jasper and the Green Marvel

Author: Deirdre Madden Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 19/01/2012

There's a wonderful emerald necklace called The Green Marvel hidden somewhere in Haverford-Snuffley Hall. Sneaky Jasper Jellit takes a job there as a gardener, hoping to get his hands on the jewels. But the house is haunted, his two pet rats Rags and Bags give him no end of trouble, and then there's Mrs Knutmegg the cook, who sees immediately that Jasper's up to no good . . . A sparkling sequel to the award winning 'Snakes' Elbows.'

Molly Fox's Birthday

Molly Fox's Birthday

Author: Deirdre Madden Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 23/04/2009

Dublin. Midsummer. While absent in New York, the celebrated actor Molly Fox has loaned her house to a playwright friend, who is struggling to write a new work. Over the course of this, the longest day of the year, the playwright reflects upon her own life, Molly's, and that of their mutual friend Andrew, whom she has known since university. Why does Molly never celebrate her own birthday, which falls upon this day? What does it mean to be a playwright or an actor? How have their relationships evolved over the course of many years? Molly Fox's Birthday calls into question the ideas that we hold about who we are; and shows how the past informs the present in ways we might never have imagined.

Thanks for telling me, Emily

Thanks for telling me, Emily

Author: Deirdre Madden Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 13/03/2008

Murphy the cat, Bubbles the dog and Captain Cockle the parrot live in a pet shop. When the owner's niece Keira comes to stay, she is entranced by the animals but a bit puzzled, because her Aunt Emily never seems to actually sell any of them. But then one day a strange woman arrives at the shop. She is Henrietta Fysshe-Pye. She has just bought the castle on the edge of the town and now she wants some animals to populate it. She chooses Mulvey, Bubbles and Captain Cockle and is determined to have them despite Keira and her aunt's attempts to persuade her otherwise. The other animals in the shop are horrified - Murphy is their leader and has been living in the shop since he was a kitten, so once he and the other two have been taken by Mrs Fysshe-Pye, the animals left behind decide they must rescue them.

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