It begins with a singing and dancing septet in dusty church halls. But it is not the sisters’ dancing that fills the seats: it is the torrents of hair they let loose at the end of each show. And their hair will pull them out of poverty, to the salons of Dublin and the palazzi of Venice. It will bring some of them love and each of them loss. For their fame and fortune will come at a terrible price...
"Michelle Lovric is devilishly clever, fiendishly comic and generally just an irresistible novelist. I delighted in every page." (Elizabeth Gilbert, author of Eat, Pray, Love)
"Has a swagger and style that makes it an enjoyable read." (Sunday Times)
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Yes, yes, yes! It's one of those rare books that has you counting the minutes to when you'll be able to get back to it, whilst feeling a little sad that each minute listened to means you'll have less and less time in the company of the Swiney Godivas.
It doesn't remind me of any other book. It's an original.
No one scene stood out for me. Although it took me a few chapters to get into it, once I was hooked, that was it!
Too hard to choose. Caroline Lennon does a fabulous job of all characters, but for me, her Darcy Swiney was spectacular.
This is definitely a book I will listen to again, and I would recommend it to just about anyone.
- Margaret M. Bell