Troubador Long Road, Many Turnings

Released: 28/09/2016

eISBN: 9781788038256

Format: eBook

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Long Road, Many Turnings


Long Road, Many Turnings is a family saga spanning four generations. It is the book for anyone who ever wanted to trace their ancestry and discover how their family really lived throughout the first half of the 20th Century. Although a work of fiction, Celtic author Mary has retold her own family story, achieving a mixture of drama, humour and historical events. Exploring scandal, heartbreak and danger through interrelated characters-including Roisin and Deirdre in 1907- to Ellen and Agnes in 1951. The reader experiences life across Ireland, both north and south, London and Wales. Chapters include the second world war, with storylines focussing on two different aspects - childhood evacuation to Wales and lorry driving for the Americans in Northern Ireland. These illustrate war’s unexpected impact on everyday life. There are also chapters depicting the post and the inter-war years, times which had their own challenges. Each character’s story intriguingly slips into the background of the next thus readers are constantly provided with fresh themes and new characters. The writing is entertaining, touching on gender and cultural misunderstandings alongside a fast-moving storyline. It is accessible, friendly and down-to-earth.

Another great book launch, attended by 60 people. Books selling well, e-book now also available.
Also invited onto Q&A panel at Sidmouth Literary Festival with Jeremy Thompson, MD of Matator. Northern Ireland Book Launch to be held in Waterstones, Belfast on 27th September
5 star reviews on Amazon yet again, thankyou readers!
Interviewed by a reporter for the Western Morning News last week gave rise to a really super article and it's just recently been confirmed that I will give the opening presentation at a conference in Queens University, Belfast in December.

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Mary  McClarey

The author wrote 'Long Road Many Turnings' drawing on both anecdote and more factual data contained within her family folklore. She has now written a second novel' Time for a Change', which uses her experience as a Northern Ireland nurse who lived and worked in Belfast and in Derry during 'The Troubles', but, like the first novel, her experience forms the backdrop, aspiring for authenticity, rather than the main focus of the book. There is a third novel in the pipeline which will complete the trilogy, more information coming soon!

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