The saga of Ivy Rose Murphy begins with Through Streets Broad and Narrow. The books are about Dublin the city I was born and grew up in. It’s not my Dublin though. It’s the Dublin of my parents.
Who knew all those hours of being told to sit there and shut up would reap rewards. Children were meant to be ‘seen and not heard’. Adults seemed to truly believe we couldn’t understand their spoken word.
Well, guess what. I understood every word said.
When I sat down to write these books I discovered I had a fount of background information available to me in all of those gossip sessions I was forced to sit through.
Ha’penny Chance follows Ivy and her friends around Dublin. She is determined to improve her lot in life – if only people would let her.
The Ha’penny Place is the third book in the series.