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Dublin's Girl
01 Apr 2021 * HARDBACK * £18.99 * 9781801101479

Inspired by real life events, a young woman falls for the British officer she has been ordered to betray during the Irish War of Independence.

Fiction / FV (Historical Fiction)
Extent: 384 pages  Format: 228 x 145 mm
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Dublin's GirlEimear Lawlor

Falling in love with the enemy is the ultimate act of betrayal...

1917. A farm girl from Cavan, Veronica McDermott is desperate to find more to life than peeling potatoes. Persuading her family to let her stay with her aunt and uncle in Dublin so she can attend secretarial college, she has no idea what she is getting into. Recruited by Fr Michael O'Flanagan to type for Eamon De Valera, Veronica is soon caught up in the danger and intrigue of those fighing for Ireland's independence from Britain.

The attentions of a handsome British soldier, Major Harry Fairfax, do not go unnoticed by Veronica's superiors. But when Veronica is tasked with earning his affections to gather intelligence for Sinn Féin, it isn't long before her loyalty to her countrymen and her feelings for Harry are in conflict. To choose one is to betray the other...

Inspired by real life events and marking the centenary of the end of the War of Independence, Dublin's Girl is a thrilling historical debut from an exciting new Irish voice.

What readers are saying about Dublin's Girl:

'This book was reminiscent of Pam Jenoff's WWII novels and carried the suspense and anticipation of Eoin Dempsey's Finding Rebecca ... The chemistry between the main characters was incredible' 5* reader review

'Loved this! ... Full of romance, political intrigue, suspense, and history' 5* blogger review, Arrow Reads

'Fantastic read. I have been completely unable to put this one down. I cannot wait to read more by this author' 5* blogger review, Little Miss Book Lover 87

'I loved this book and can't wait to read what the author writes next ... Very highly recommended!' 5* reader review

'Dublin's Girl by Eimear Lawlor is a great historical fiction novel that has romance, political intrigue, suspense, and most definitely action ... At first it seems as if it is a historical romance ... it has so much more' 5* reader review

'Wow ... It was exciting and captivating' 5* reader review

'I love learning about this time period in Irish history ... The plot and the setting drew me in immediately' 4* reader review

 
Dublin's Girl is Eimear Lawlor's first novel and inspired by the true story of her great aunt who typed for Eamon De Valera. She lives with her family in Kilkenny.

2021 marks the centenary of the end of the Irish War of Independence.

Huge potential for the Irish and US markets.

Based on real life events.

MARKET: Pam Jenoff; Rachel Rhys; Dinah Jeffries; Sharon Maas.


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