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Marie-Louise Fitzpatrick

Marie-Louise is the author of the gripping, evocative On Midnight Beach. The novel is a retelling of the Irish myth of Cuchulain, set in Donegal during the long hot summer of 1976. There is tribal tension, heat, romance and a war over a dolphin who makes Carrig Cove its home.

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On Midnight Beach

I  kept clear of Dog Cullen. Till the summer we turned seventeen, the summer the dolphin came to Carrig Cove . . .

Donegal, 1976

When a dolphin takes up residence in Carrig Cove, Emer and her best friend, Fee, feel like they have an instant connection with it. Then Dog Cullen and his sidekick, Kit, turn up, and the four friends begin to sneak out at midnight to go down to the beach, daring each other to swim closer and closer to the creature . . .

But the fame and fortune the dolphin brings to their small village builds resentment amongst their neighbours across the bay, and the summer days get longer and hotter . . . There is something wild and intense in the air. Love feels fierce, old hatreds fester, and suddenly everything feels worth fighting for.

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