‘In the seconds before the visitor pulls a balaclava over his five o’ clock shadow you already know he is bad news. A solitary figure slouching up the long farm path, no friendly wave, no shouted greeting. Skin-tight denim – drainpipes, your father would have called them. No dungarees, no boiler suit. You know this…
The Flight of the Wren is a historical novel, an education into the hardships and challenges faced with courage, by an incredible bunch of women
Today on #IrishWritersWed I am delighted to welcome Orla McAlinden with a great post entitled ‘When is a novel not a novel? When it’s a draft’. I hope you enjoy!!
I chat with award winning Irish writer Orla McAlinden about her debut novel The Accidental Wife, her route to publication and her involvement with ‘The Armagh Big Read’.
Set against the tense background of Northern Ireland’s Troubles, The Accidental Wife by Orla McAlinden follows the twists and turns of the McCann family over seven decades.