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Deirdre Purcell - Author


Deirdre Purcell was born and brought up in Dublin, and educated there and in a County Mayo convent. Before turning to the writing of fiction, she lived through an eclectic set of careers, including acting, as a member of the permanent company of Ireland's National Theatre (The Abbey), and journalism for all media - for which she won Ireland's top awards.

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Featured Books, with extracts, by Deirdre Purcell

The Winter Gathering by Deirdre Purcell
The Winter Gathering
Deirdre Purcell
It is December 2002 when Maggie’s husband walks out a week before Christmas – which also happens to be Maggie’s absolute favourite time of the year. Devastated, her friends rally round and soon a tradition of their Christmas together is...
Format: Paperback - Released: 16/10/2014
Pearl by Deirdre Purcell
Pearl
Deirdre Purcell
The long-awaited new novel from the much-loved Deirdre Purcell, author of several huge Irish bestsellers This is the moving and powerfully engaging story of three sisters, marked by a family tragedy. With three narratives that fluctuate over 45 years back...
Format: Paperback - Released: 14/04/2011

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