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With My Lazy Eye

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January 2009 Debut of the Month.

If you grew up in the 70’s there will be many references that wake some memories from that time in this story of a young girl reluctantly growing up.

Lucy is a tom boy who doesn’t really care for responsibility and bumbles her way through life. Constantly feeling she has never lived up to her fathers expectations and failing at most that she does she ends up moving back to her parents and the chain of events that then take place see her turn her life around. This is a promising debut that will have you smiling, cringing and crying.


With My Lazy Eye by Julia Kelly

Lucy's a misfit. She's growing up in a large family in a semi-detached house in Dublin, dreaming of being someone else and making her father proud. It's not looking promising.

He's an internationally renowned academic, her siblings are bright achievers, but Lucy is lazy, directionless and never quite manages to succeed. Perhaps that's because she's not really trying. She hasn't got the energy to revise for exams, she can't convince herself to care about coming last and even when she goes to London and finds the perfect job, she is still destined to fail.

It seems she's going nowhere - fast. But when a family crisis forces Lucy to grow up, she's going to realise that if she wants a better life, she'll have to take matters into her own hands. Maybe then her dreams will come true.

About the Author

Julia Kelly studied English, Sociology and Journalism in Dublin, and escaped to London for the mad, bad years of life. She now lives in Bray, County Wicklow. This is her first novel.

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Publication date

8th January 2009


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