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Mary Costello

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Mary Costello is an Irish-Australian writer whose currently leads a double life these days, partly in Melbourne and partly in her native Ireland. She spends six months of the year in Melbourne's bush-burbs with her husband of many years, who, oddly, bears no resemblance whatsoever to a romantic hero. They have two daughters, for whom Mary aspires to arrange advantageous matches to men of large property.

The other six months are spent in the gloriously green Glens of Antrim, a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty that has inspired her current work-in-progress, a medieval adventure romance entitled Izabeau.

Mary's first book, Titanic Town, Memoirs of a Belfast Girlhood was published by Methuen UK. It's a fictionalised account of growin
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Average rating: 3.59 · 96 ratings · 31 reviews · 3 distinct worksSimilar authors
Titanic Town

3.82 avg rating — 39 ratings — published 1993 — 3 editions
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The Reluctant Wag

3.34 avg rating — 41 ratings — published 2013 — 3 editions
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Irresistible Enemy

3.69 avg rating — 16 ratings — published 2014 — 3 editions
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Armadale by Wilkie Collins
"Armadale is the 3rd novel I have read out of 4 major works of Wilkie Collins. This is Wilkie Collins’ longest novel and has, I believe, one of the most convoluted plots that I have read of his. It is a semi-epistolary novel that is absolutely worth r" Read more of this review »
Anarchy by Stewart Binns
"My least favourite of the Making of England series... Lionheart was much better!"
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"One of the thing's that is beginning to increasingly annoy me about fiction, historical fiction is particular, is it seems to be getting harder to find authors whose books start well and actually get better as you progress through a series.

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“For if you suffer your people to be ill-educated, and their manners to be corrupted from their infancy, and then punish them for those crimes to which their first education disposed them, what else is to be concluded from this, but that you first make thieves and then punish them.”
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“In all history there is no war which was not hatched by the governments, the governments alone, independent of the interests of the people, to whom war is always pernicious even when successful.
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“Everybody, everybody everywhere, has his own movie going, his own scenario, and everybody is acting his movie out like mad, only most people don’t know that is what they’re trapped by, their little script.”
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