Carmen Cullen - Hello Love
Tue 14 Nov 2017
Book Launch - "Hello Love":
Nobody can tell Jacqueline what to do, least of all her Auntie Mina who comes to live with the family in their Avalon Hotel. The little girl will only take orders from her mother and Imelda has disappeared. It is up to Jacqueline to be steadfast and wait for Imelda to return, but Auntie Mina wants to take her place. To make matters worse, Vance, her father, decides he must marry again, because the children need a mother. Against the odds Jacqueline has to keep the love between Imelda and herself alive.
It is years later. Jacqueline thought she was happily married to Vaughan, but he has left her for the younger Nuala. Did she truly love her husband or is real love waiting round the corner? As before, Jacqueline is afraid to let go of the past. Pat, her lodger, has different ideas.
Note on Writer
Carmen Cullen was born in County Tipperary and is the niece of singer Delia Murphy. Her first novel: Two Sisters Singing, was published by Liberties Press in 2013 and is loosely based on her iconic aunt. Carmen was Head of English in Coláiste Dhúlaigh Secondary School in Dublin for more than twenty years and is now a full time writer. She has given Readings and provided writing workshops widely, for many years. She has published four collections of poetry and her book, Class Acts, Drama for the Junior Certificate, a collection of plays and workshop material for schools, is currently on the Applied Leaving Cert course. She completed her MA in Creative Writing in Trinity College in 2009. Carmen now lives in Bray, Co. Wicklow.
Hello Love, her second novel, will be published by Liberties Press.
Join us in Mermaid's Gallery at 7pm for Carmen Cullen's book launch.
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