‘Kate Kerrigan's distinct storytelling links the ghosts of our pasts with modern dilemmas. Mesmerising and moving. Just beautiful.’
'Nobody does lavish vintage like Kate Kerrigan.'
Kate Kerrigan is one of Ireland's most popular writers and she is a New York Times bestseller for her 20th century historical fiction. Her novels include Recipes for a Perfect Marriage which has been translated into over 20 languages, and the Ellis Island trilogy. The Dress was nominated for the popular fiction award at the Irish Book Awards in 2016 and It Was Only Ever You won the prestigious Romantic Novelists Association RONA award for Historical Novel of the Year.
Kate began her career as an editor and journalist, editing many of Britain's most successful young women's magazines including more! and Just Seventeen magazine under her birth name Morag Prunty, before returning to her native Ireland in the 1990's. She writes a weekly column in the Irish Mail about her life in Killala, County Mayo - and contributes regularly to the RTE radio program Sunday Miscellany.
Her latest novel, That Girl, will be published in hardback in the U.K. in September 2015.
About The Dress: ‘Kate Kerrigan's distinct and unique style of storytelling is in linking the ghosts of our pasts with modern dilemmas, interweaving yesterday with today in a mesmerising and moving way. Just beautiful.’
Recipes for a Perfect Marriage:
Recipes for a Perfect Marriage is that most prized of things, a unique treatment of an old subject. Not only an extremely entertaining read, this wonderful novel is also chock fill of wisdom about all aspects of love and marriage
This is a wonderfully written and instantly engaging novel. But what's most impressive here is the wisdom about relationships. Recipes for a Perfect marriage should be required reading not only for those who are married or contemplating tying the knot, but for any person who longs to make any relationship work better.
City of Hope:
I devoured this book in one sitting. I loved it!