Extraordinary book by Emer Martin. At once beautiful and terrible. One of the most powerful books I personally have ever read and a damning indictment of the Ireland of the 1930s to the 70s if one had the misfortune to be poor, powerless or female. Couldn't recommend it more.
Fantastic historical based novel, loved this, it has all I want in a novel, with real characters you can believe in, I read it in 5 days and make you think about all of the current issues, the role of women, church, and the role of Ireland post independence. Loved it, and it has to be made into a film..