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“Henrietta McKervey is a storyteller of rare gifts. I love her writing. Violet Hill is a wonderfully assured and compelling novel, so evocative of a London that has long ceased to be, yet crackling on every page with urgently contemporary resonance and meaning. I thought it skilfully organised, thrilling, generously abundant with readerly pleasures and put together with the skill of a writer who means business and is here to stay. Seriously – I’m not kidding — I could not put it down.” Joseph O’Connor on ‘Violet Hill’ 

Violet Hill will be launched by Éilís Ní Dhuibhne in the Gutter Bookshop, Temple Bar on June 13th at 6.30pm. All welcome!IMG_6796

on The Heart of Everything (2016)
“A wonderful, memorable book – a tour-de-force.” (Frank McGuinness)
“This novel will delight fans of Anne Tyler and Maggie O’Farrell… leaves you thinking about the characters long after the last page is turned.” (Sunday Independent)
There is an emotional truth and authentic irresolution to the novel that will satisfy even the most cynical reader.” (Sunday Business Post)

on What Becomes Of Us (2015)
“One to watch in Irish fiction.” (Stellar magazine)
“Shines with intelligence and emotional insight.” (Eilís Ni Dhuibhne)
“A talent able to tell a complex story with intelligence and humour.” (Sunday Times)
“She has wit, imagination and an understanding of human beings, which are the hallmark of the true novelist.” (Irish Times)

 

 

 

 

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