Frances Flannery Writing Man


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“Uplifting Story. Beautifully Told.” – Irish Examiner.

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Tobias Pilferhoff looks, dresses, and acts the part of the quintessential writer. There is only one small problem; despite his posturing, he has by the age of thirty still not yet produced his awaited great novel.

In a world captivated by a story he never wrote, Europe’s most celebrated and reclusive novelist lives a life of privilege. Sequestered away in a remote castle somewhere outside Düsseldorf, the truth of his famous novels origin looks set to remain hidden, until a former Nazi soldier recalls a prisoner, a girl who scribed a captivating odyssey in a WW2 death camp; a story identical to Tobias Pilferhoff’s world-famous novel, The Scent of Heaven.

Writing Man is the perfect Bloomsday Centenary read with a modernist jacket design featuring floral depictions set into an art deco snapshot of The Eiffel Tower, Paris, a subtle nod to the city which first published James Joyce’s modernist classic one hundred years to the day that The Leopold Bloom Press opened its doors on Grafton Street in Feb 2022.

Themes: War, trauma and ultimately resolution reflect the narrative of contemporary Europe.

About the Author

Frances Flannery holds an M.Phil in Creative Writing from Trinity College Dublin, and a first-class honours H.Dip in Business and E-Commerce from The National College of Ireland. This is her first fictional novel. She currently lives in Dublin.

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“Uplifting Story. Beautifully Told.” – Irish Examiner.

"I did really enjoy Writing Man: it's sharp, well-observed and merciless, and delivered in exceptional prose. It deserves to do very well, and I wish Frances the very best with it, "  - Joanne Harris author of Chocolat.


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