Posted on 15th May 2013

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All The Beggars Riding

Lucy Caldwell’s All The Beggars Riding is difficult to write about without spoiling its effects. Not that the twists and revelations in it are particularly dramatic – in fact almost the opposite – but that they are so deeply woven into the fabric of the story that to tell to any great extent what the book…

Posted on 14th May 2013

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All the Beggars Riding

‘A jagged, searing and intense perspective on love, loss, the chaos of memory and so much more… an insightful and memorable novel.’ Lynne Hatwell  Literary Blogger at dovegreyreader scribbles Synopsis: If wishes were horses, beggars would ride. (Trad.) Lara’s father was a prominent plastic surgeon who had honed his skills on the bomb victims of…

Posted on 15th December 2011

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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…