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18th July 2021

We are delighted to offer 3 copies of Dublin’s Girl by Eimear Lawlor, historical novel set in DUBLIN.

UK only3 copies of DUBLIN'S GIRL 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.


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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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  1. User: Tina Hartas

    Posted on: 09/08/2021 at 9:24 am

    The winners are:


    Michelle Ptak



  2. User: Deborah Bird

    Posted on: 31/07/2021 at 8:47 pm

    The 40’s/50’s


  3. User: Sheena Read

    Posted on: 31/07/2021 at 5:29 pm

    Victorian Times


  4. User: Kim Murray

    Posted on: 31/07/2021 at 11:32 am

    World War 1


  5. User: Pengwen

    Posted on: 30/07/2021 at 11:35 pm

    Thriller that thrills!


  6. User: aspella

    Posted on: 30/07/2021 at 8:43 pm

    World War II


  7. User: Rich Tyler

    Posted on: 30/07/2021 at 8:38 pm

    I do love tudor / henry VIII times


  8. User: Lucy Wright-Booth

    Posted on: 30/07/2021 at 7:45 pm

    I love the roaring 20s!


  9. User: Emma Ellams

    Posted on: 30/07/2021 at 3:18 pm

    I love to read about World War II


  10. User: Iris

    Posted on: 30/07/2021 at 8:35 am

    Tudor times


  11. User: andyi

    Posted on: 28/07/2021 at 3:08 pm

    1st world war


  12. User: Amy

    Posted on: 28/07/2021 at 2:20 pm

    Tudor times


  13. User: Kay Gerken

    Posted on: 27/07/2021 at 12:11 pm

    Love to read family saga type books which go all the way through the 20th century


  14. User: Sushka

    Posted on: 26/07/2021 at 9:35 pm

    I love reading books set in Victorian times


  15. User: Shirley Ann Lumley

    Posted on: 25/07/2021 at 11:43 am

    I like to read about the 1st and 2nd world wars, the year previous and the aftermath


  16. User: Tess P

    Posted on: 24/07/2021 at 5:59 pm

    Between the first and second world war


  17. User: angela1212

    Posted on: 22/07/2021 at 1:43 pm

    Middle Ages


  18. User: Sarah Parker

    Posted on: 22/07/2021 at 6:47 am



  19. User: first78

    Posted on: 21/07/2021 at 10:45 am

    I enjoy reading about the Second World War as my grandparents used to tell me stories about their lives during this time.


  20. User: sweir1

    Posted on: 20/07/2021 at 9:05 pm

    The Romans


  21. User: joy turner

    Posted on: 20/07/2021 at 7:07 pm

    Tudor times


  22. User: Margaret Gallagher

    Posted on: 20/07/2021 at 4:11 pm

    First world war ! Puts what we are going through now in perspective – we can we will be ok if we pull together


  23. User: Becca0706

    Posted on: 20/07/2021 at 10:27 am

    20th century history, but in different countries!


  24. User: Susan Gilley

    Posted on: 20/07/2021 at 4:58 am

    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.


  25. User: Gul Akkaya

    Posted on: 19/07/2021 at 9:54 pm

    I prefer Victorian


  26. User: Claire D

    Posted on: 19/07/2021 at 9:39 pm

    I’m really interested in reading about the Elizabethan era


  27. User: Pin King Mouse

    Posted on: 19/07/2021 at 7:35 pm



  28. User: MrsJ2000

    Posted on: 19/07/2021 at 6:05 pm

    I love to read books set in WWII – the authors can really set the scene


  29. User: Emma Harvey

    Posted on: 19/07/2021 at 4:28 pm

    I love the Georgian period!


  30. User: tucksy

    Posted on: 19/07/2021 at 4:10 pm

    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.


  31. User: Lisa

    Posted on: 19/07/2021 at 1:46 pm

    I like reading books about nursing and medicine during WW2.


  32. User: Michelle Ptak

    Posted on: 19/07/2021 at 11:12 am

    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.


  33. User: sxhamilt

    Posted on: 19/07/2021 at 10:30 am

    The second world war


  34. User: Aesop58

    Posted on: 19/07/2021 at 9:22 am



  35. User: michelle o'neill

    Posted on: 19/07/2021 at 7:44 am

    I love the Victorian Era


  36. User: Thunderbird

    Posted on: 19/07/2021 at 7:16 am

    My favourite time is 1920s and 1930s for the fashion and the Prohibition with the speakeasies and dancing and music.


  37. User: Carol Greenfied

    Posted on: 19/07/2021 at 7:06 am

    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.


  38. User: lapsapchung

    Posted on: 19/07/2021 at 5:40 am

    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.


  39. User: ruth361

    Posted on: 19/07/2021 at 5:39 am

    falklands war


  40. User: redfox5

    Posted on: 18/07/2021 at 9:04 pm

    I love reading about The Tudors.


  41. User: Shirley Ann Lumley

    Posted on: 18/07/2021 at 8:51 pm

    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


  42. User: philatel

    Posted on: 18/07/2021 at 7:42 pm

    World War 2 – fascinating to read about life in those times – from clothing, food, life in general. We shouldn’t complain about life now.


  43. User: I like reading

    Posted on: 18/07/2021 at 6:43 pm

    Hello, I really enjoy reading about the Victorian era. Thank you for the chance to win.


  44. User: Rachel Hall

    Posted on: 18/07/2021 at 5:16 pm

    Victorian Britain and primarily London for me. A whole air of mystery to the period with a bit of menace never far away!


  45. User: Claire Harris

    Posted on: 18/07/2021 at 5:15 pm

    The Second World War. Specifically, the Holocaust, the French Resistance & the Japanese prison of war camps in SE Asia!


  46. User: Janine

    Posted on: 18/07/2021 at 5:00 pm

    I love the Tudor period x


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