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Monica McInerney

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Monica McInerney is the internationally bestselling author of eleven novels including Hello from the Gillespies, The House of Memories, Lola's Secret, At Home with the Templetons, Family Baggage, The Alphabet Sisters and Those Faraday Girls (which was named the General Fiction Book of the Year in the 2008 Australian Book Industry Awards.)

Monica, 50, grew up in a family of seven children in the Clare Valley wine region of South Australia, where her father was the railway stationmaster and her mother worked in the local library. Before becoming a full-time writer she worked in children’s television, tourism festivals, book publishing, arts marketing, the music industry and as a wai
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Monica McInerney Hello Sofie, thanks very much for your message. My new book is called Hello from the Gillespies, and will be published in Australia and New Zealand in…moreHello Sofie, thanks very much for your message. My new book is called Hello from the Gillespies, and will be published in Australia and New Zealand in early October, and in the UK, Ireland and the USA in early November. I hope you enjoy it!
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Monica McInerney Hello from Dublin, Rosemary, and thanks very much for reading Hello from the Gillespies, I'm so pleased too that you have discovered my writings! Most…moreHello from Dublin, Rosemary, and thanks very much for reading Hello from the Gillespies, I'm so pleased too that you have discovered my writings! Most of my other 11 books are stand alone so can be read as you find them. 4 of my books are linked: Upside Down Inside Out and the sequel Spin the Bottle (called Greetings from Somewhere Else in the USA); The Alphabet Sisters and the sequel Lola's Secret. Of all my books, I do have a soft spot for The Alphabet Sisters, my fourth novel. It is set in my home town of Clare in South Australia, and features one of my favourite characters, an elderly Irishwoman called Lola Quinlan. Happy reading, I hope you enjoy my other stories too and thank you again for getting in touch,
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Average rating: 3.73 · 24,976 ratings · 2,848 reviews · 21 distinct worksSimilar authors
The Alphabet Sisters

3.69 avg rating — 3,698 ratings — published 2004 — 33 editions
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Hello From the Gillespies

3.79 avg rating — 4,099 ratings — published 2014 — 18 editions
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The Faraday Girls

3.77 avg rating — 3,452 ratings — published 2007 — 19 editions
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At Home With the Templetons

3.70 avg rating — 2,012 ratings — published 2010 — 22 editions
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Family Baggage

3.74 avg rating — 1,725 ratings — published 2005 — 21 editions
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Upside Down, Inside Out

3.69 avg rating — 1,770 ratings — published 2002 — 22 editions
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The House of Memories

3.94 avg rating — 1,626 ratings — published 2012 — 17 editions
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Lola's Secret

3.59 avg rating — 1,551 ratings — published 2011 — 25 editions
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A Taste For It

3.82 avg rating — 1,039 ratings — published 2001 — 15 editions
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Odd One Out

3.47 avg rating — 1,017 ratings — published 2006 — 4 editions
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“She just waited. Rosie had no choice. She’d have to do it on her own. She’d do anything for Amy, even hear whatever she was about to hear, on her own. The consultant was in his office. It was as untidy as always. He didn’t smile. It wasn’t a bad sign. He”
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“Rosie stood up. ‘Is everything all right? Is Amy —’ ‘She’s fine, Rosie.’ They had long been on first-name terms. ‘But there’s been a change in today’s schedule. Can you come and see the consultant now?”
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“every single week. In fact, I remember this very issue. I read everything about Willoughby I could get my hands on.” Mrs. Lamerton sighed as Lara and James came over to her. “We were still living in England when they showed the first episode. I’ll never forget it. It was the night we decided to emigrate. We were so thrilled when we arrived here to see it on Australian TV, too. It’s still my favorite program, you know.” Lara had looked at the magazine article while Mrs.”
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