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If Only She Knew

If Only She Knew

Author(s): Derville Murphy

Location(s): Manchester, Dublin

Genre(s): Historical, Fiction

Era(s): Victorian

Described as ‘Peaky Blinders’ meets ‘Pride and Prejudice’. Headstrong Julia Benson, successful Dublin artist, was disinherited by her Unionist father’s will, leaving her beholden on her devious brother-in-law. When her Fenian lover Donal O’Keefe goes missing, Julia travels to Manchester to find him. Once there, she struggles to establish herself in the Manchester art world. But in an effort to find Donal she also becomes involved in a web of espionage, lies and deceit – until she finds herself embroiled in a plot so dangerous that it could destroy their lives, and Ireland’s hopes of Home Rule forever.

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A story in which the location plays as important a role as the rest of your words.

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