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Roisin Meaney

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Born on 3rd September.
A published author of twenty books for adults and three for children, Roisin worked as an advertising copywriter for a number of years, and brings a vast amount of experience to the editing team. Her first novel, The Daisy Picker, won a Write a Bestseller competition. Her third novel, The Last Week of May reached number one on the Irish bestseller list and her fourth, The People Next Door reached number two. Her books have been translated into several languages, and two, Semi-Sweet and Life Drawing for Beginners, have been published in the US. She is currently working on her next book, which is scheduled for publication in autumn 2023. She is also plotting another children's book - shhhhh.
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January 2023

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Wow, a whole new twelve months to play with. It’s always a bit of a leap into the unknown, isn’t it, starting a new year? I’d like to think I’ll do everything right this time round, cast off the old bad habits, never repeat past mistakes, eat healthier, increase my exercise etc etc, but I’ve lived long enough to know that most of that probably ain’t gonna happen this year or next, o

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" Maria wrote: "So sorry to hear about your dad. It's hard, even when it's expected and at such an age. Thoughts are with you xxx"

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Life Before Us by Roisin Meaney
"After reading a book by Roisin Meaney, you want to go to the location of the story, knock on the doors of all the lovely people, tell them how much they mean to you and how invested you are in their recovery, success, life, love, trials, etc. It says" Read more of this review »
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" Rosh, thanks so much for your comprehensive review of Life Before Us. I've noted with interest the bits that didn't work for you, and I will take all ...more "
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Life Before Us by Roisin Meaney
"In a Nutshell: A really sweet story that is predictable in some ways and yet novel in many others. Memorable characters, a great underlying moral, perfect ending. Not a romance; please don’t pick it up if you are looking for a typical boy-meets-girl " Read more of this review »
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The Book Club by Roisin Meaney
"Reading Roisin Meaney's books is like being invited to a special party, a party full of characters you want to get to know and love. A party in someone's house, someone who wants you in their life. This latest tale brings us to Fairweather where Tom " Read more of this review »
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Felicity Hayes McCoy is a natural storyteller. Her characters are convincing, her sense of place so well realised that you'd be forgiven for checking Kerry bus timetables for Finfarran. Her attention to detail is wonderful: you're there in the cafe, ...more
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“She replaced her phone, closed her eyes, and forced herself to begin measuring flour, sugar, and butter. For some reason mental baking usually sent her right to sleep.”
Roisin Meaney, Semi-Sweet: A Novel of Love and Cupcakes

“Patrick thought about the meals around Geraldine and Stephen's kitchen table. The roast chickens fragrant with tarragon and lemon, the rich casseroles, Stephen's tangy, oozing blue-cheese burgers. The mismatched crockery, the casual, relaxed conversation. Something Hannah had baked- raspberry roulade, apple strudel, sour-cream coffee cake- usually rounding off the meal.”
Roisin Meaney, Semi-Sweet: A Novel of Love and Cupcakes

“Nora looked without appetite at the cheese selection Adam was putting on the table- insipid white cheddar, blue that wasn't half blue enough, Camembert that looked too firm to have been out of the fridge for very long- and thought with yearning of chunks of Monterey Jack scattered with toasted pecans, melting slices of Swiss draped over prosciutto, Neufchatel spread thickly on a warm bagel, scarmoza drizzled with olive oil and sprinkled with black pepper.”
Roisin Meaney, Semi-Sweet: A Novel of Love and Cupcakes

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