Talking Location With author JS Monroe – West Penwith, CORNWALL
GIVEAWAY: 3 copies of DUBLIN’S GIRL set in DUBLIN
18th July 2021
We are delighted to offer 3 copies of Dublin’s Girl by Eimear Lawlor, historical novel set in DUBLIN.
UK only1917. 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.
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Then, in the COMMENTS, simply tell us which is your favourite period of history that you like to read about. Do this midnight, 31st July and the first 3 names chosen at random will each be sent a copy. UK and Ireland only.
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The winners are:
World War 1
Thriller that thrills!
World War II
I do love tudor / henry VIII times
I love the roaring 20s!
I love to read about World War II
1st world war
Love to read family saga type books which go all the way through the 20th century
I love reading books set in Victorian times
I like to read about the 1st and 2nd world wars, the year previous and the aftermath
Between the first and second world war
I enjoy reading about the Second World War as my grandparents used to tell me stories about their lives during this time.
First world war ! Puts what we are going through now in perspective – we can we will be ok if we pull together
20th century history, but in different countries!
I really like the period between the two world wars 1920’s and 30’s. Although things were rumbling on in the background life seemed exciting and glamorous for the elite.
I prefer Victorian
I’m really interested in reading about the Elizabethan era
I love to read books set in WWII – the authors can really set the scene
I love the Georgian period!
My mum born and raised in rural Ireland and became a trainee nurse in 1944. She was a trained mental health nurse and later a midwife. Her father was an activist so that period is very real for me, when she told stories of the hardship people had. Absolutely fascinates me.
I like reading books about nursing and medicine during WW2.
I love WW2 novels but most historical fiction is good at the moment I am reading Summer of The Three Pagodas by Jean Moran which is set in the 50’s and the war of North Korea trying to take over the South.
The second world war
I love the Victorian Era
My favourite time is 1920s and 1930s for the fashion and the Prohibition with the speakeasies and dancing and music.
I enjoy the between the war years when everyone dressed for dinner, and the pace of life was a little slower, however I am a fan of the Falco series sent in Roman times.
I go through fads of reading about different eras but I always come back to the Tudor period. Currently though I’m loving early to mid 20th century settings.
I love reading about The Tudors.
I like to read the 2nd world war years era , although the early thirties before it started is a good prelude, but then again, I like to know what happens after 1945 too lol
World War 2 – fascinating to read about life in those times – from clothing, food, life in general. We shouldn’t complain about life now.
Hello, I really enjoy reading about the Victorian era. Thank you for the chance to win.
Victorian Britain and primarily London for me. A whole air of mystery to the period with a bit of menace never far away!
The Second World War. Specifically, the Holocaust, the French Resistance & the Japanese prison of war camps in SE Asia!
I love the Tudor period x