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Helen Cullen - Author

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Helen Cullen is an Irish writer living in London. The Lost Letters of William Woolf is her debut novel.

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The Truth Must Dazzle Gradually

The Truth Must Dazzle Gradually

Author: Helen Cullen Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 14/05/2020

'There's a crack in everything, it's how the light gets in' Leonard Cohen 'I devoured this, falling in love with the setting and with every character - and when I reached the end, I wept. It is just glorious. A sweeping family safe and, at the same time, a close-up on the everyday beautiful details that make up love' Emma Flint, author of Little Deaths On an island off the west coast of Ireland the Moone family are poised for celebration - but are instead shattered by tragedy. Murtagh Moone is a potter and devoted husband to Maeve, an actor struggling with her most challenging role yet - mother to their four children. Now Murtagh must hold his family close as we bear witness to their story before that night. We return to the day Maeve and Murtagh meet, outside Trinity College in Dublin, and watch how one love story gives rise to another. As the Moone children learn who their parents truly are, we journey onwards with them to a future that none of the Moones can predict. Except perhaps Maeve herself.

The Truth Must Dazzle Gradually

The Truth Must Dazzle Gradually

Author: Helen Cullen Format: Hardback Release Date: 14/05/2020

* PRE-ORDER YOUR COPY NOW * 'I devoured this, falling in love with the setting and with every character - and when I reached the end, I wept. It is just glorious. A sweeping family safe and, at the same time, a close-up on the everyday beautiful details that make up love' Emma Flint, author of Little Deaths When we met we were such untethered spirits floating through the world, as if one of us might drift away if we didn't hold hands tightly. We were imperfect people, who fitted perfectly together. On an island off the west coast of Ireland the Moone family gathers, only to be shattered by tragedy. Murtagh Moone is a potter and devoted husband to Maeve, an actor struggling with her most challenging role yet - mother to their four children. Now Murtagh must hold his family close as we bear witness to their story before that night. We return to the day Maeve and Murtagh meet, outside Trinity College in Dublin, and watch how one love story gives rise to another. As the Moone children learn who their parents truly are, we journey onwards with them to a future that none of the Moones could predict. Except perhaps Maeve herself. The Truth Must Dazzle Gradually is a celebration of the complex, flawed and stubbornly optimistic human heart. PRAISE FOR THE TRUTH MUST DAZZLE GRADUALLY 'Loved it. Beautiful and original' Sunday Independent 'A perfect combination of deeply-felt tragedy with great hopefulness' Anne Youngson, author of Meet me at the Museum 'A beautifully observed saga of abandoned dreams, loss and self-discovery. A fabulous creation' Alan McGonagle, author of Ithaca 'So wonderful on the Irish family and the utter complexity of motherhood, family entanglement and love. I was full on weeping at the end' Elaine Feeney, author of As You Were

The Lost Letters of William Woolf The most uplifting and charming debut of the year

The Lost Letters of William Woolf The most uplifting and charming debut of the year

Author: Helen Cullen Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/05/2019

Lose yourself in the uplifting, escapist debut of the year . . . 'If you liked Harold Fry and Me Before You, you will love Cullen's nostalgic debut. This life-affirming book will draw you in and keep you there' Independent William Woolf is a letter detective at the Dead Letters Depot in East London, spending his days reuniting lost mail with its intended recipient. But when he discovers a series of letters addressed simply to 'My Great Love' everything changes . . . Written by a woman to a soulmate she hasn't met yet, her heartfelt words stir William in ways he has long forgotten. Could they be destined for him? And what would that mean for his own troubled marriage? William must follow the clues in the letters to solve his most important mystery yet: his own heart. _________ 'I found myself totally transported into William's poignant and beguiling world of lost opportunities and love' A. J. Pearce, author of Sunday Times bestseller Dear Mrs Bird 'An enchanting contribution to the popular new trend of 'up lit', like Gail Honeyman's Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine' Irish Times 'Delightful' Sunday Times SHORTLISTED FOR NEWCOMER OF THE YEAR, IRISH BOOK AWARDS

Lost Letters of William Woolf

Lost Letters of William Woolf

Author: Helen Cullen Format: eBook Release Date: 12/07/2018

Penguin presents the audiobook edition of The Lost Letters of William Woolf by Helen Cullen, read by Helen Cullen and Rupert Penry Jones. Lost letters have only one hope for survival . . . Inside the Dead Letters Depot in East London, William Woolf is one of thirty letter detectives who spend their days solving mysteries: Missing postcodes, illegible handwriting, rain-smudged ink, lost address labels, torn packages, forgotten street names - they are all the culprits of missed birthdays, broken hearts, unheard confessions, pointless accusations, unpaid bills and unanswered prayers. When William discovers letters addressed simplyto My Great Love his work takes on new meaning. Written by a woman to a soulmate she hasnt met yet, the missives stir William in ways he didnt know were possible, and soon he begins to wonder: Could he be her great love? William must follow the clues in Winters letters to solve his most important mystery yet: the human heart.

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