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Donal Ryan

Queen of Dirt Island
Book Group Event

Starts at: Sunday 29 October 2:30 PM
Finishes at: Sunday 29 October 3:30 PM
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Tickets: On Sale from Monday 31 July, 9:30 AM

This is a story that begins at an end and ends at a beginning. Described by Maggie O’Farrell as a ‘beautiful, compassionate novel’, it is packed with conflict and contradictions, betrayals and loyalties. But most of all it’s about family.


Booker-longlisted author Donal Ryan’s beautiful book spans the lives of four generations of Irish women and the love and stories that bind them. Its emotional breadth, taking in love, hate and the innumerable emotions that lie in between, ensures it will touch everyone in some way - making it the perfect choice for our Book Club Event: your chance to question the author and rediscover the work through his eyes as well as your own.

Waterstones Wells and Bailey Hill BookShop Castle Cary are offering a 10% discount when you buy the queen of dirt island . Just mention at the till that you are attending the Wells Festival of Literature.