Posted on 15th December 2011

Posted by Sophie

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Fiction Uncovered by…Lucy Caldwell, novelist and playwright

Éilís Ní Dhuibhne’s The Dancers Dancing, first published in 1999, is one of the best, most evocative, and most understated novels about a young girl’s coming-of-age that I have read.  It is set in the summer of 1972, when thirteen-year-old Orla, the child of an English mother and a Dublin father, is sent off to…