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The House on Willow Street

by Cathy Kelly

In the sleepy Irish coastal town of Avalon the big house on Willow Street has stood for generations…

Tess Power grew up there, but now, from her cosy cottage shared with teenage son Zach and nine-year-old Kitty, Tess faces a crumbling marriage and a dwindling antiques business.

Tess’s feisty sister Suki shook Avalon’s dust off her feet years ago but when she unwittingly becomes the focus of a dirt-digging biographer, Suki looks to her sister and the town/place she vowed to forget…

Lively, exuberant  Mara seeks the sanctuary of Avalon and her solitary Aunt Danae to put her life and her newly married ex behind her.  As the village post-mistress, Danae can always be relied upon – but beneath her gentle exterior, she guards her past as carefully as Avalon’s letters and secrets.

But the big house is up for sale….and with it its memories, especially for Cashel, who returns to the town for the first time in many years with the ghosts of the distant past – and the woman he swore to forget – still haunting him.


‘Vintage Kelly territory – it’s a book for those who believe in love’  Evening Herald

‘Entertaining, moving and as vivid as a screenplay – presents a picture of the lives of Irish women which, like all good fiction, brings the truth into sharp relief’  Irish Independent



01 March, 2012

About Cathy Kelly

Cathy Kelly is published around the world, with millions of books in print. A number one bestseller in the UK, Ireland and Australia, her trademark is warm Irish storytelling about modern life, always with an uplifting message, sense of community and strong female characters at the heart. She lives with her family and their three dogs in County Wicklow, Ireland. She is also an Ambassador for UNICEF Ireland, raising funds and awareness for children orphaned by or living with HIV/AIDS.


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