STAND BY ME by Sheila O'Flanagan climbs to no 3 on the paperback bestseller list in the UK and is also on no 2 in Ireland. STAND BY ME is published by Headline, and Sheila's next title, ALL FOR YOU is due to be published in July this year. She was the recipient of the prestigious Irish Tatler Literary Woman of the Year award in 2003 and more than 3 million copies of her novels are in print. Please click here to view her website.
Joseph O'Connor's GHOST LIGHT, promoted as Dublin's 'One City, One Book' continues at no 1 on the paperback charts in Ireland.
Praise for STAND BY ME:
'Fast-paced, warm story' -- Image magazine
'Romantic and charming, this is a real must-read.' -- Closer magazine
'A story that delivers on so many levels and which will never stop surprising you.' -- The Northern Echo
GHOST LIGHT has also been shortlisted for the Walter Scott Prize for historical fiction. The winner will be announced on June 18 at the Borders Book Festival and will receive £25,000.
GHOST LIGHT is published by Harvill Secker and Vintage in the UK and Farrar, Straus & Giroux in the US. It has also been sold to Record (Brazil), VL Publishers (Bulgaria), Fraktura (Croatia), Phebus (France), Fischer (Germany), Ambo|Anthos (Holland), Guanda (Italy), Zvaigzne (Latvia), Dom Quixote (Portugal), Salamandra (Spain) and Norstedts (Sweden).
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Praise for GHOST LIGHT:
'As I read GHOST LIGHT, I found myself going more and more slowly, because I didn't want to miss a single sentence. I found myself calling friends and reading passages aloud to them over the phone. This is a rare experience indeed. It is a rare and wonderful book.' -- Michael Cunningham, author of THE HOURS
'A brilliant novel.' -- Joseph O'Neill, author of NETHERLAND
'I can't think of any book I've read recently which has so enthralled me and worked at every single level. GHOST LIGHT is a wonder.' -- Peter Carey, twice winner of the Booker Prize and on Sky Books Programme, Sky TV