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Patricia O'Reilly

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Latest book is 'The First Rose of Tralee published by Poolbeg.. This story is the inspiration for the annual Rose of Tralee International Festival, held each August.It tells of servant girl, Mary O'Connor (182?-1845) and her ove affair with the master of the big house, set against the backdrop of Daniel O'Connell's 1800 Repeal of the Union between Ireland and Britain.

Patricia is an international author of 13 books, both fiction and non-fiction. When she was a child she dreamed of having a book for sale in a bookshop with her name on its cover. And like the best of dreams, it came to pass.

In her previous book 'The Interview', she explores the relationship between Eileen Gray and Bruce Chatwin, and why this interview was not published. 'A Typ
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Writing Historical Fiction

Writing historical fiction is quite a challenge as I first discovered when I set out blithely to write about Irish designer Eileen Gray (1878-1976). She lived through the turmoil of two World Wars, took the European architectural and design world by storm; built what is regarded as one of the most iconic houses of the 20th century; delighted at being a ‘petticoat pilot’; was loved by men and women Read more of this blog post »
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“My favourite all time quote is from Eileen Gray, the subject of my new book The Interview. She believed, 'to create one must first question everything'. A concept that applies to writing as to life”
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“The air of those rooms was saturated with the fine bouquet of a silence so nourishing, so succulent, that I never went into them without a sort of greedy anticipation, particularly on those first mornings, chilly still, of the Easter holidays, when I could taste it more fully because I had only just arrived in Combray[...]”
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Patricia O'Reilly James wrote: "Thanks, Patricia. The free promotional Kindle version of Knowing Women ends 30 May. Feel free to review.

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james"


Thanks, James. I'll download now, read in due course and review. Good wishes with it
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James Lawless Thanks, Patricia. The free promotional Kindle version of Knowing Women ends 30 May. Feel free to review.

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