Long Road, Many Turnings

Every journey starts somewhere

Long Road, Many Turnings is a family saga spanning four generations. It is a book for anyone who ever wanted to trace their ancestry and discover how their family really lived throughout the first half of the 20th Century.

Although this is a work of fiction, I have retold my own family story here, achieving a mixture of drama, humour and historical events. Exploring scandal,heartbreak and danger through interrelated characters – including Roisin and Deirdre in 1907 to Ellen and Agnes in 1951. If you read this book you will experience life across Ireland, both north and south, London and Wales.

Chapters include the second world war, with story-lines focusing on two different aspects childhood evacuation to Wales and lorry driving for the American Army in Northern Ireland.

These chapters  illustrate war’s unexpected impact on everyday life. There are also chapters depicting the post and interwar years , times which had thier own challenges.Each character’s story intriguingly slips into the background of the next thus the readers are constantly provided with fresh themes and new characters. Reviews on Amazon show that readers have enjoyed the characters and can’t wait for the sequel! I aim to make the novel accessible,friendly and down-to-earth.

The book is available from Troubador, Amazon and Waterstone’s. Or email marymcclarey@gmail.com for a signed copy ( £6 + P&P.)

ebook also available