Delaney, Frank A Stranger in Their Midst

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A Stranger in Their Midst

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In village Ireland of the 1950s, Thomas and Ellen Kane's daughters are gullible young women. Then, into their lives slinks Dennis Sykes, a brilliant and driven man, with a secret history of emotional mayhem and scandal. The Kane girls, lovingly close in fear of their disturbed father, have no defences against this sexual terrorist.

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'With its drama often verging on the operatic, as the community lights up in the name of progress, it is plunged into ever deeper moral darkness, and menace looms. Fantastic stuff. I can't help feeling that if Verdi were around today, he and Delaney would make a great team.' Independent. 'Elegant, moving protrait of a rural Irish community. Frank Delaney poignantly recreates a way of life long disappeared. Witty observation is laced with a subtle acknowledgement that we have lost something of great spiritual value.' Sunday Express. 'A dramatic novel, written in clear, dry prose.' The Times

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In village Ireland of the 1950's, Thomas and Ellen Kane's daughters, Helena and Grace, are gullible young women. Then, into their lives slinks Dennis Sykes, a brilliant and driven man, with a secret history of emotional mayhem and scandal. The Kane girls, lovingly close in fear of their disturbed father, have no defences against this sexual terrorist.

“With its drama often verging on the operatic, as the community lights up in the name of progress, it is plunged into ever deeper moral darkness, and menace looms. Fantastic stuff. I can't help feeling that if Verdi were around today, he and Delaney would make a great team”
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“Elegant, moving portrait of a rural Irish community. Frank Delaney poignantly recreates a way of life long disappeared. Witty observation is laced with a subtle acknowledgement that we have lost something of great spiritual value”
SUNDAY EXPRESS

“A dramatic novel, written in clear, dry prose”
THE TIMES

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