Forty-seven Roses

Forty-seven Roses

by Peter Sheridan

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Forty-seven Roses by Peter Sheridan

With his trademark wit and honesty, Peter Sheridan has written an enthralling account of his parents' relationship, from their first encounter over a poker game in a Dundalk canteen to their final, happy days together in retirement. But all was not as straightforward as it appeared for when Peter's father died suddenly, it became painfully evident that an awkward situation needed to be resolved. Since the 1940s, Peter's father had maintained a relationship with another woman, Doris. Their correspondence spanned five decades and Doris had long harboured the secret hope that Peter's father would one day be hers. Someone would have to tell her about the death of her old friend . . . At turns humorous and heartbreaking, Forty-Seven Roses is the unforgettable tale of a love that can transcend even overpowering odds. It's the account of a marriage dogged by a shadowy third partner, of fierce family pride and of how sometimes the pain of grief can re-ignite the vital spark of love.

'Sheridan's writing is in a class of its own . . . this is a memoir to make you laugh and cry' - Sunday Express

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781509832187
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
Publication date: 02/25/2016
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 372 KB
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Born in Dublin in 1952, Peter Sheridan has spent most of his adult life writing, directing and collaborating in the theatre. His plays have been seen in the major theatres in Ireland and in London, Montreal, New York and Los Angeles. He is a founder member of the community arts movement and believes in access to the arts for all. His short film, The Breakfast, has won several European awards and his first feature, Borstal Boy, was released in the autumn of 2000. He was awarded the Rooney Prize for Literature in 1977 and was writer in residence at the Abbey Theatre in 1980. He lives on Dublin's north side with his wife, Sheila, and children Fiachra, Doireann and Nuala, and misses his son, Rossa, who lives and works in San Francisco. His first book, 44: A Dublin Memoir, is available from Pan Books.

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