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Nothing Green is the sequel to Evelyn, the heart-on-its-sleeve story of a poor child's life in Ireland, which became a bestseller and a film starring Pierce Brosnan. Nothing Green picks up the story of Evelyn Doyle's life as her family moves to England and it traces her teen and adult years through a series of troubled relationships, poverty and the roller-coaster ride of growing up.
The first book was enchanting because it told the story of a poor Irish girl in a simple style and child-like prose. The style and content were one. It was charming and moving. The problem with the sequel is that the story is now about Evelyn's teenage and adult years. The child-like prose doesn't carry the story. The simple style seems trite and becomes wearisome. It gives the impression that the storyteller is unable to cope with the darker passions, complex themes and shadowy relationships that come with maturity. Doyle's story is still interesting, and her memoir sheds light on the whole period of the 1960s and onward, but the sequel is not as winning as the original simply because it's harder to care as much for this troubled teen and adult as it was for the little Irish girl of the original book. --Dwight Longenecker --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
IRISH PUBLICITY Evelyn visited Dublin 5-8 August to promote Nothing Green. There was a successful launch party at Hughes & Hughes bookshop at St Stephens Green on 6th August; Evelyn was introduced by Irish actor FRANK KELLY, who played the part of her father in the film of EVELYN, and there were about 50 guests. Evelyn was interviewed for 20 minutes on TVAM on 5th August, and adouble page interview ran in THE DAILY STAR newspaper on 11 August. Evelyn has done a photoshoort and interview for VIP magazine in Ireland, which will run in their October Issue. INTERVIEWS Evelyn was interviewed on TV show LOOSELIPS on UK LIVING on 13th August, talking about her new book and the release, on DVD, of the film, Evelyn. Interviews with Evelyn ran in the EDINBURGH EVENING NEWS on 31st July and SUNDAY TIMES ECOSSE on 2 August. Evelyn has also been interviewed for WOMAN'S WAY magazine, FEMAIL.CO.UK and SUNDAY WORLD to promote the new book and the Evelyn DVD. CONFIRMED REVIEWS: IRELAND ON SUNDAY 27 July SCOTLAND ON SUNDAY 17 August 'After the pain and trauma depicted in Evelyn - the story of her father's epic court battle to rescue his children from the notorious state industrial schools which was subsequently madei nto a film by Pierce Brosnan - life could only ever be happy-ever-after for Evelyn Doyle, right? Nothing Green is a stark reply in the negative ... A truly admirable woman, who has found peace, love, happiness and an amaxing compassion for those who have wronged her, through sheer will and an indomitable determination to do so.' IRISH INDEPENDENT 2 August 03 'a vivid tale which tugs at those heartstrings.' SOUTH WALES ECHO 2/8/03 --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.See all Product description