Come Back, Paddy Riley

Paperback edition released 05/05/2011

by Carol Birch

Come Back, Paddy Riley Synopsis

Anita's mother was the mermaid in the Belle Vue Fair Freak Show. Into their lives came Paddy Riley, a young Irish lad whose motto was 'the only crime in life is not to take up a good opportunity'. The opportunity was Anita's mother - hungry for love and romance. Their secret is safe until young Anita, their go-between, spins a jealous lie that tragically catches them all. Now grown with children of her own, Anita has found a kind of peace with a sweet husband, and the past is past. Until that is, a man not unlike Paddy Riley comes to their town. It's an 'opportunity' that Anita cannot, for the life of her, seem to resist.

About This Edition

ISBN: 9781844087983
Publication date: 5th May 2011
Author: Carol Birch
Publisher: Virago Press Ltd an imprint of Little, Brown Book Group
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 288 pages
Primary Genre Modern and Contemporary Fiction

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About Carol Birch

Carol Birch was born in 1951 in Manchester. Her first novel, LIFE IN THE PALACE, won the 1988 David Higham Award for the Best First Novel of the Year. In 1991 she won the prestigious Geoffrey Faber Memorial Prize with THE FOG LINE.

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