Siobhan MacGowan The Graces


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'A haunting, gripping, deeply atmospheric novel' Emma Stonex

'What a storyteller . . . masterful' Donal Ryan

'Beautiful, compelling and exquisitely told. This story will haunt me' Ruth Hogan

'To be savoured long after the last page' Leonora Nattrass

'A master craftswoman. I am in awe at this novel's brilliance' Louisa Treger

'A stylish, evocative novel from a born storyteller' Sunday Independent

Science and faith collide against tumultuous 20th-century Ireland in this heart-wrenching historical novel, perfect for fans of Stacey Halls and Laura Purcell.

Bestowed with the graces. Condemned by a secret. Redeemed by a lie.

Dublin, 1918. Rosaleen Moore: The Rose. A seer and a healer. Revered by popular spiritualists and sought after for her gifts of prophecy and healing by fashionable society, the mighty of Dublin Castle and mercurial political agitators alike, her last extraordinary prophecy will only see her legend grow.

On the anniversary of her death, pilgrims walk the Way of the Rose: to St. Kilian's Abbey and its bell tower which so lured the Rose in life. Although a shrine, the bell tower has seen tragedy - a heinous crime to which the monastery's once-beloved Abbot, now imprisoned, has confessed.

Then emerges a deathbed revelation by Rosaleen Moore which casts doubt on the Abbot's word.The Rose has a different tale to tell . . .


'Keeps the reader hooked to the end' The Times
'Utterly absorbing and vividly realised' Irish Independent
'An enthralling drama' Best
'A sweeping, heart-breaking quest for justice' Fiona Looney
'A tale told with such ominous beauty. Lotta will stay with me forever' Chas Newkey-Burden
'Weaves historical fact with an engaging and page-turning plot' Sinead Moriarty
'This is a sit-down-and-do-not-get-up-until-you've-finished read' Belfast Telegraph
'A brilliant tale' Sunday Business Post
'A gripping story of injustice, intrigue and revenge set at the turn of the 20th century' Irish Times

About the Author

Siobhan MacGowan is a journalist and musician who lived and worked in London for much of her life before returning to Shannon, Ireland several years ago. She is from a family of great storytellers, the most prominent of which is her brother, Shane MacGowan of The Pogues.

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