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Carmel Harrington

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in Wexford, Ireland
January 04, 1971

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Take the warmth and wit of Maeve Binchy and the secrets and twists of a Liane Moriarty and you get the utterly original and compelling voice of Irish Times bestseller Carmel Harrington, a voice that has captured the hearts of readers around the world.
Carmel is from Co. Wexford, Ireland, where she lives with her husband Roger and two children, Amelia and Nate.
Carmel writes with incredible compassion and warmth about characters so authentic, they could be sitting right beside you. Her page-turning family-centric novels are translated into eight different languages, all regular chart-toppers.
Books published in 2017 are The Woman at 72 Derry Lane (Harper Collins) and Cold Feet - The Lost Years (Hodder & Stoughton). This original novel is
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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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