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Ghost Moth (Hardback)
  • Ghost Moth (Hardback)
Hardback Published: 26/12/2013
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SHORTLISTED FOR NEWCOMER OF THE YEAR AT THE IRISH BOOK AWARDS ONE OF THE OBSERVER'S SEVEN DEBUTS THAT WILL MAKE A SPLASH IN 2014 GHOST MOTH will transport you to two hot summers, 20 years apart. Northern Ireland, 1949. Katherine must choose between George Bedford - solid, reliable, devoted George - and Tom McKinley, who makes her feel alive. The reverberations of that summer - of the passions that were spilled, the lies that were told and the bargains that were made - still clamour to be heard in 1969. Northern Ireland has become a tinderbox but tragedy also lurks closer to home. As Katherine and George struggle to save their marriage and silence the ghosts of the past, their family and city stand on the brink of collapse...Surprising, mesmerising and astonishingly written, GHOST MOTH will show you the extraordinary in the ordinary.

Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
ISBN: 9780297870449

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“Heartbreakingly atmospheric - took my breath away!”

Wow! What a debut. I've just finished reading Ghost Moth which is simply the most beautiful piece of writing I've read in some time.

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27th July 2014
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Beautiful well written book which tells the everyday story of love lost. The book focuses on the relationship between Katherine and George alternating between 1949 and 1969. Forbes writing paints a beautiful picture... More

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29th August 2014
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“Wonderful historical fiction.”

Rating: 7/10

Cutting back and forth between 1949 and 1969, this story follows Katherine and the choices she makes, and how the consequences reverberate through the decades.

This is a book I wouldn’t usually pick up,... More

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