The Rising of Bella Casey by Mary Morrissy

“From a piano abandoned on the strife torn streets of Dublin at Easter 1916, Mary Morrissy spins the reader backwards through the life of enigmatic beauty Bella Casey, sister of the famed playwright Sean O’Casey. The real and imagined are entwined in ahaunting and deeply affecting novel of sexual secrets, obsession and desires”

Given the 1916 bonanza of events coming up, we may as well get ourselves in mode. This promises to be a great read given the glowing reviews from John Banville, Colum McCann, and Joseph O’Connor. Eilis Ni Dhuibhne hails Morrissy as the Irish Hilary Mantel. See you all on 5th January at 5pm. Happy Christmas!

1 thought on “The Rising of Bella Casey by Mary Morrissy”

  1. This was a lively and interesting meeting. I think everyone was struck by the hardship of life in Dublin at that particular time in history. Mary Morrissey deserves praise for her attention to historical detail. Whether we loved Bella or not, most were sympathetic to her circumstances . An excellent book club book.

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