Carmel Harrington

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January 04, 1971

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Carmel Harrington is from Co. Wexford, where she lives with her husband, her children and their rescue dog, George Bailey. An Irish Times bestseller and regular panellist on radio and TV, her warm and emotional storytelling has captured the hearts of readers worldwide. Her books have been translated into nine languages and have sold hundreds of thousands worldwide.


Carmel’s novels have been shortlisted for an Irish Book Award in 2016 & 2017 and her debut won Kindle Book of the Year and Romantic eBook of the Year in 2013. Her ninth novel, The Moon Over Kilmore Quay goes on sale in May 21'. Her recent books include My Pear-Shaped Life, A Thousand Roads Home, and the official ITV novel Cold Feet: The Lost Years.

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Carmel Harrington Hello, delighted to hear you are planning to read soon. I hope you enjoy the family as they boldly go!
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Hello, delighted to hear you are planning to read soon. I hope you enjoy the family as they boldly go!
The idea for The Things I Should Have Told You, came from a couple of areas. As a child, we loved caravan holidays and enjoyed a fabulous weekend away once in a campervan. So that inspired the Campervan aspect of the story. I travelled a lot in my 20's and early 30's. And I learnt a lot during these travels, in particular that the world is both a big and small place. That kindness is found in the most remote of areas. Travel changes you. I wanted to explore how travel might change a fractured family, who were not the best versions of themselves. Would seeing the world through new eyes, change how they saw themselves and each other?
As for a break, no, I'm afraid not! I wrote Every Time a Bell Rings, in between The Life You Left and this one. And I've already written book 5 - called 72 Derry Lane! Have a lovely weekend and let me know what you think of the story! Carmel x(less)
Carmel Harrington Love that I have kept you company on your train journey the odd time! What are you reading now Ciara?
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Anton Van Hi Carmel, thank you so much for accepting my request. I am honored by you allowing me to interact with you and I hope that this would remain a mutually beneficial relationship. I wish you the absolute best for this year and I hope that your life would be filled with love, laughter and amazing accomplishments. Have a fantastic day. Anton. Amanda: More Than Any Woman


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