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Through Streets Broad and Narrow.

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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.

 

15 Responses to Through Streets Broad and Narrow.

  1. James Pope says:

    Emmy is so lucky to have two brothers. And then I read all four books again! I like the way the book ends. If you do write a fifth one, I would read it. I realized that as good as Ivy Rose series is that it’s really the author that is good at captivating and holding the attention of the reader. What I really want to know is have you any other books?

    • Gemma says:

      Good Morning James.

      Thanks for your comments. I do have more books in the pipeline. It’s not as easy as it appears to get published!! I will keep my readers up to date with any new books. Promise.

      Gemma

  2. Janet Gremillion says:

    I have picked Through Streets Broad and Narrow for my book club to read. However, I have not been able to find any discussion questions. Do you have any suggestions? I’m going to re-read the book and make up my own. I love the series. Thanks.

  3. Kathleen Wyer says:

    Hello Gemma,
    I have just read all three of your wonderful Books, Through Streets Broad and Narrow; Ha’penny Chance; and Ha’penny Place and I am addicted, couldn’t leave them down.I came on here today to plead with you to write a fourth Book but thankfully I see there is a fourth, Ha’penny Schemes. I cannot wait to buy this latest Book as I feel I know these people at this stage and I want to follow their lives, especially Ivy Rose, Jem and Emmy.

    Thank you for your wonderful works, long may it continue.

    Kathleen Wyer

  4. Glenn says:

    I just want to encourage you to let the BBC and RTE ONE know that people would love to see several seasons of mini series based on your Ivy Rose books. I just read all four of them in ten days. You have real talent and if anyone disagrees there will be wigs on the green!

    • Gemma says:

      Good Morning Glenn,

      From your lips to God’s ears. Wouldn’t it be nice to see Ivy Rose striding around Dublin knocking sense into people!

      I’m glad you enjoyed my books and thanks for your comments.

      Gemma Jackson

  5. Elsie Garner says:

    Good morning, Ms. Jackson. I was thrilled with Ha’penny Schemes, the third book in the Ivy Rose series. In fact, I sat up all night reading it. My question is….will there be another?

    • Gemma says:

      Good Morning Elsie,

      Thank’s so much for taking the time to comment on here. Ha’penny Schemes is the 4th book in the Ivy Rose Series. There is Through Streets Broad and Narrow, Ha’penny Chance, The Ha’penny Place and the latest Ha’penny Schemes. I hope you haven’t missed one? I love Ivy Rose and with my publisher’s permission I’d like to follow her through the years. So, fingers crossed.

      I am so glad you are enjoying the Ivy Rose stories.

      Gemma JAckson

      • Kathleen Wyer says:

        Hello Gemma,

        I have just read all three of your wonderful Books, Through Streets Broad and Narrow, Ha’penny Chance and Ha’penny Place and I am addicted, couldn’t leave them down.

        I came on here today to plead with you to write a fourth but I see there is a fourth book, called Ha’penny Schemes. I cant wait to get this latest. I want to follow the lives of these people, especially Ivy Rose, Emmy and Jem.

  6. Linda says:

    I am really enjoying the series, Will there be a 5th book in the series? If so, when is it scheduled to be released? Thank you for writing g these books! Linda

    • Gemma says:

      Good Morning Linda.

      Thank you for taking the time to comment. It is wonderful to hear from readers. I’ll keep readers up to date as soon as I know anything about the next book.

      Gemma Jackson

  7. Kati says:

    Another book! (Ha’penny Schemes) Yay! Thank you!

  8. Brigid Webber says:

    Dear Gemma
    Just wanted to let you know that I enjoyed you first 3 books and I’m really looking forward to reading your latest one.
    Breda xx

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