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Pearl by Deirdre Purcell
  

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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 to the 1920s, with lots of heartache and family drama. A great read.

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Pearl by Deirdre Purcell

In 1920s' rural Ireland, Pearl Somers lives happily with her parents, her sisters Opal and Ruby, and her little brother Willie, in the gate lodge of Kilnashone Castle, where her father is chauffeur to Lord and Lady Areton. But one dreadful night, a series of dramatic events unfold and the lives of all - elite and ordinary - are changed forever. Over 40 years later, Pearl has become a successful writer. Yet there is one story she has never told, until her young cousin Catherine confesses a secret of her own that opens a door to Pearl's past - one she thought had been firmly sealed forever. When Catherine discovers Pearl's story of heartbreak and yearning, she determines to do her best to reconcile past and present. But is it too late for Pearl to find her own happy ending?

About the 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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Book Info

Publication date

14th April 2011

Author

Deirdre Purcell

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Publisher

Headline Review an imprint of Headline Publishing Group

Format

Paperback
448 pages

Categories

Sagas and Romance
Historical Fiction
Family Drama
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Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

ISBN

9780755332274

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