Seeking solace in the wake of her husband’s death, a woman embarks on a new life on the Irish coast, where her mysterious new neighbor offers a rekindled sense of happiness, however short-livedHelen moved to a small ocean-side village for the isolation - to be alone with the waves, birds, and changing seasons. Newly widowed, she spends her days painting in her glass-walled studio atop a hillside on Ireland’s northwest coast. From her perch she can study the rocks and dunes of the land sloping into the sea, the fishing boats rocking in the tide, and the railway station, abandoned for forty years, now being refurbished by Roger, an Englishman and veteran of the Second World War.
Her friendship with Roger develops slowly, but in tandem with her growing affection for him is an intractable suspicion over his past. As the Troubles continue to settle over Ireland, Helen experiences sparks of happiness with Roger. Meanwhile, her son Jack, a radical living in Dublin, is increasing his involvement with an impassioned group of Irish guerillas, unwittingly setting in motion a series of events that lead to a shocking conclusion for both him and his mother.
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TERRY DONNELLY has been a member of the prestigious Abby Theatre company in Dublin and the National Theatre of Great Britain in London. TV credits include Law & Order and The Irish: How They Got That Way.Review:
One of our most impressive novelists―Sunday Express
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Book Description Flamingo. Paperback. Book Condition: New. UNUSED, VERY GOOD, NOT EX-LIBRARY, bend in cover, tanned edges, shows signs of shelfwear, warped in storage, 192 pages. From the author of HOW MANY MILES TO BABYLON. Helen has retreated to the remote Irish coast to be alone and to paint. In the railway station house nearby, English war hero Roger Hawthorne has settled. They find a deepening love for each other. However Helen, enjoying her first taste of happiness for years, is to learn how fleeting it can be. Bookseller Inventory # 15617
Book Description Flamingo, 1986. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0006541305
Book Description Flamingo, 1986. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 6541305