Delighted today to be part of the blog tour for Her Mother’s Daughter by Alice Fitzgerald, published tomorrow (5th April) by Allen & Unwin. Whatever life has thrown at me, I’ve always rather prided myself that there’s only been one previous occasion – when Mum was hospitalised in Madeira and I just couldn’t get the wifi to work – when I’ve failed to do what I should for a blog tour. Today is the second occasion – my apologies to everyone involved, but April came as a bit of a surprise to me.
This book really appealed to me from the moment I was introduced to it. See if it captures your imagination in the way it did mine…
1980: Josephine flees her home in Ireland, hoping never to return. She starts a new, exciting life in London, but as much as she tries, she can’t quite leave the trauma of her childhood behind.
Seventeen years and two children later, Josephine gets a call from her sister to tell her that their mother is dying and wants to see her – a summons she can’t refuse.
1997: Ten-year-old Clare is counting down to the summer holidays, when she is going to meet her grandparents in Ireland for the first time. She hopes this trip will put an end to her mum’s dark moods – and drinking.
But family secrets can’t stay buried forever and following revelations in Ireland, everything starts to unravel. Have Josephine and her daughter passed the point of no return?
Wishing you every success with this one Alice – I’ll really look forward to reading and reviewing as soon as I possibly can.
About the author
Alice Fitzgerald has worked as a journalist for six years. She has been published in literary journals, online at Refinery29 and Hello Giggles and in magazines including Hello! Her Mother’s Daughter is her debut novel. Born in London to Irish parents, she now lives in Madrid.