Gretta Mulrooney

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Barbara Vine; Graham Greene; PD James; Benjamin Black; Muriel Spark

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I was born and brought up in London. My parents were Irish. I studied for a B.A. in English at The University of Ulster and subsequently a qualification in Social Work.
I taught English in secondary schools, then worked in social care for many years.

I started writing for children in my thirties and had five books published with Poolbeg Press. My first adult fiction novel won a bursary from East Midlands Arts.
My first published novel, Araby, was with Harper Collins, followed by Marble Heart. These are available as e books and paperbacks, Fourth Estate.
.Robert Hale published the next three novels; Fire and Ice, Out of the Blue and The Apple of Her Eye.
Out of the Blue is also now an e book published by Joffe Books.
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“It's exhausting, tiptoeing around someone who barges into your life with good intentions.”
Gretta Mulrooney, The Lady Vanished

“She lifts her face to the breeze and lets her unhappiness lie quiet, like a calmed baby who will grow fractious again when it wakes to the difficult business of living.”
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“the numerous ways in which you can destroy love. You can fritter it away, through flirting and affairs. You can fail to pay it attention and watch it wither. You can poison it with arguments and bad blood. You can give up on it without even realising, preoccupied in your own corner. You can let it slip through your fingers as you scan the horizon, believing that there is someone, something better elsewhere.”
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