6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
Impossible to put down,
This review is from: The Arrival of Fergal Flynn (Paperback)
"Mr O'Connell, the permanently itchy maths teacher, normally ignored Fergal Flynn in a friendly kind of way, until that particularly hungover Monday morning in 1982". The minute I saw the opening line of this book, I chuckled to myself, settled myself on the sofa with a cuppa and prepared for a pleasant afternoon's reading. What I was not prepared for was the emotional rollercoaster ride which Fergal Flynn would send me on. He engaged my interest from our earliest meeting and continued to inveigle his way into my affections as I followed his, at times, very painful journey from an abusive home life to the discovery by Father Mac of the wonderful voice that would be his salvation.
The Arrival of Fergal Flynn is a book about hope, about triumphing over adversity but, most of all, it is a love story and one that moved me to tears on more than one occasion.