Pearl: A sweeping love story of 1920s Ireland

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We need to use cookies to do this. Not a Member Yet? Create An Account Why Join? View high res cover image. Time remaining -- day s -- hour s -- minute s -- second s. Pearl is the moving story of tragedy, secrets and family from much-loved author Deirdre Purcell. Fans of Purcell are bound to welcome Pearl into their lives like an old friend, and will enjoy catching up' - Irish Independent In s' rural Ireland, Pearl Somers lives happily with her parents, her sisters Opal and Ruby, and her little brother Willie, in the gate lodge of Kilnashone Castle, where her father is chauffeur to Lord and Lady Areton.

What readers are saying about Pearl: Praise for Deirdre Purcell: A sweeping love story Fans of Purcell are bound to welcome Pearl into their lives like an old friend, and will enjoy catching up — Irish Independent. Deirdre Purcell's novel is not just a gripping love story but an angry take on social divisions A warm, poignant and, at times, exasperating tragic tale that is in essence a jewel of a story — Sunday Independent.

Purcell's skill is evident, as her plot flits effortlessly between the different eras and characters — The Sunday Business Post. Here is an Irish storyteller in full stride, gracing her genre with exemplary skill — The Irish Times. Headline Review Untitled Harriet Evans.

Pearl, Opal, Ruby and Willie led an almost idyllic life indulging in the innocent pursuits of children, namely, walking in Drynan Wood and playing games down by the river adjoining the Castle while their mother, June, kept house and re-modelled the hand-me-downs received courtesy of Lady Areton. All was well as long as everyone knew their place in the pecking order. Daily life appeared to be going along fine from the Aretons' perspective, if outward appearances were to be believed, till a terrible night in April amidst 70th birthday party celebrations when a series of tragic events occurred with far-reaching consequences on the lives of both the Somers and Areton families.

More than 40 years later, we enter the second phase of the novel and the cast of characters narrows, comprising the two surviving Somers sisters, Pearl and Opal, who reside together in a luxurious house in the posh coastal suburb of Sandymount on Dublin's southside, and the regular visitor to their home, year-old cousin Catherine Fay, an arts student in UCD who has become quite close to the two elderly sisters.

After spending years, enduring more menial careers in cafes, hotels and the retail trade, both sisters have succeeded in achieving their long-held ambitions.

A sweeping love story of 1920s Ireland

Pearl, who has become a respected, published writer under the pseudonym Dorothy Morris, but has built a zone around her. Opal, meanwhile, is a wealthy widow. Her husband Frank left her well provided for, ensuring that she wouldn't have to skivvy like her mother.

Pearl, a spinster who has been haunted by a brief but torrid love affair since her teen years. She is a deeply private person who takes refuge in her writing, and it remains for someone to unlock the love affair and end the pining. That someone is close at hand, Catherine. Pearl is essentially a good old-fashioned love story yet it is more than a cosy, romantic read. I enjoyed the tension in the novel. Feb 02, Katy Wilson rated it it was amazing. I found this book very enjoyable.

The language of the book was outstanding; it was incredibly well written and very entertaining. The book is split into two halves: The story focuses on a traumatic childhood incident, which actually deeply saddened me, possibly due to Purcell's excellent writing. The second half of the story is told by a younger relative of Pearl's, Catherine, but is equal I found this book very enjoyable. The second half of the story is told by a younger relative of Pearl's, Catherine, but is equally as dramatic. The novel ends with the two worlds coming together, and has a lovely satisfying ending which you are rooting for the whole novel!

I loved it; the setting, the storyline and the characters.

I would definitely read more of hers. Dec 29, Jan rated it liked it. I was hovering between a 3 and a 4 for this, I really like Deirdre Purcell as an author and having met her at a book reading in my local library I found her to be a lovely and interesting person, I really enjoyed this book and would recommend it but it wasn't as gripping as Entertaining Ambrose which was the last book I read from this author. Falling for a Dancer is being repeated on television this week and I will be watching as I remember it as a wonderful book. First book I have read by this author.

The harsh reality of the class system in UK. Story line held my attention. Mar 06, Bernadette added it. A gentle nostalgic love story. With lots of wonderful characters. The story takes the reader from the main characters childhoods and families to middle age with tragedy and cruelty a long the way. Mar 09, Caroline rated it liked it. Louise rated it liked it Apr 26, Catherine rated it liked it Oct 12, Imelda Cummins-DeMelkon rated it it was amazing Feb 28, Rosemarie Donnelly rated it really liked it Jan 09, Isanrod rated it really liked it Sep 27, Avid Reader rated it liked it Mar 09, Pauline Connolly rated it really liked it Jul 09, Maggie rated it really liked it Mar 17, Dearbhail rated it it was ok Jul 19, Lisa De smedt rated it it was amazing Oct 24, Mary Loughran rated it really liked it Sep 27, Sorcha rated it liked it Jun 10,

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