Gripping, emotional and uplifting – a novel about the true power of friendship.
‘Tender, emotional and uplifting … I loved it’ Lucy Diamond
’A superb writer – the Irish Jojo Moyes’ Irish Examiner
The simple fact of the matter is that Iris loves life. Maybe she’s forgotten that. Sometimes that happens, doesn’t it? To the best of us? All I have to do is remind her of that one simple fact.
Tuesday morning starts like any other – until Terry discovers her best friend Iris has gone missing. Finding her takes Terry, Iris and Terry’s confused father Eugene, into an extraordinary journey – one that will change all of their lives. And, along the way, what should be the worst six days of Terry’s life turn into the best.
Because friendship teaches us all to be brave. And, sometimes, the rules are made to be broken.
I’m delighted to be joined on booksaremycwtches today by author Ciara Geraghty.
Ten Things About Me – Ciara Geraghty
1. I was 34 when I started writing. I wrote at the kitchen table in the dead of night when my tribe went to bed. Then, in the morning, I donned my suit and went to work. It was like I had a secret life and writing was my ‘super-power’. I was just short of fastening a cape around my shoulders and pulling a pair of underpants over my trousers. It was one of the most exciting times of my life. A real turning point.
2. I’m turning 50 this year. I thought I’d be more grown-up by now. While I have succumbed to eating porridge every morning, I would still demolish a bowl of Coco Pops, were one to become available. It’s the way they turn the milk chocolatey. Something so optimistic about it.
3. At my 11yo’s insistence, I am writing a book called ‘My Mother Is A Witch.’ 11yo has appointed herself Editor-In-Chief. She puts the ‘tough’ into ‘tough love’. I’ve never worked harder.
4. They say you should never meet your heroes but I met Maeve Binchy once. She was in a wheelchair by then. I crouched beside her for a photograph and accidentally pressed a button on the arm of the chair, nearly tipping her out. She smiled in the photograph all the same. I still miss her.
5. Once I open a ‘sharing’ packet of fizzy jellies, I cannot stop until they are all gone. I feel sick afterwards but it’s good sick, you know? With that sugar-laced edge of anything-can-happen crazy.
6. Pet Hate: Being added to random WhatsApp groups. It’s like being abducted by aliens and then having to make nice in the hope that you might, someday, escape. (#Ciarahasleftthegroup).
7. I sometimes wear my husband’s underpants. Not in a sexy, fetish kind of way. More in a ‘laundry crisis’ type situation.
8. The thing I like about swimming in the Irish sea in, say, February, is that, if I’ve done nothing else that day, I still feel like I’ve achieved something.
9. I play the violin, albeit with more enthusiasm than flair. It’s my grandfather’s violin, he was a brilliant musician and, when I’m wishing for impossible things which I sometimes do to distract myself from reality, I wish that he was still in the world so he could teach me everything he knows before we head off on a world tour.
10. I am adopting a puppy called Gary. I haven’t met him yet but Andy from Dog’s Trust described him as a ‘character’. Which I imagine is shorthand for ‘bold as brass’. Gary is mostly black with white socks and half a white patch on his nose, like he was in the middle of getting it done and then got distracted. I am in actual love.
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About the author
Ciara Geraghty is an Irish bestselling author. She lives in Dublin with her family.