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Evelyn By Evelyn Doyle

Evelyn by Evelyn Doyle

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Told thought the eyes of his daughter Evelyn, this is the true story of a father's fight to reclaim his children from the Irish government in the 1950s, now a major film.

Evelyn Summary

Evelyn: A True Story by Evelyn Doyle

Desmond Doyle, 29, a painter and decorator, is married with six children and living in the infamous Fatima Mansions in Dublin in 1953. One day he comes home to find his wife has left him. He decides to go to England to find work and is advised to put his children into the state Industrial Schools system for a short time until he returns. When he returns he is told to his horror that the children have been consigned to the state until they are 16. This is the story of how Desmond Doyle fought the Irish legal system to change the law and win back his family. Told through the eyes of Evelyn, Desmond's nine-year-old daughter, this is a moving and poignant true story, beautifully told.

Evelyn Reviews

EVELYN entered the SUNDAY TIMES bestseller list at NO 2 (30/3/03). NATIONAL PRESS: CHAT magazine - author interview 27 FebruarySUNDAY MIRROR - interview with Evelyn on 8th March. We have still to confirm when this will run, but the likely date is 23 MarchWOMAN'S WEEKLY - interview with Evelyn week of 1 April SUNDAY TIMES MAGAZINE - 'Relative Values' with Evelyn and one of her brothers will run at the beginning of March. THE GUARDIAN ran a half page news story about Evelyn Doyle and the film on 22 March and the EVENING STANDARD carried an article about the Brosnan and the film on 21 March. REGIONAL PRESS: Copy of the book given to 120 regional journalists who attended a screening of the film EVELYN in February. GLASGOW EVENING HERALD - an interview with Evelynwill run the week of 24 February. DUNDEE SUNDAY POST ran an interview with Evelyn on 16 March and the MANCHESTER EVENING NEWS ran an interview on 5 March. CONFIRMED REVIEWS:THE EXPRESS 29/3/03OK magazine 8/3/03Glasgow Evening TimesSunday Tribune IRISH PUBLICITY: An article written by Evelyn about her experience in the Industrial Schools will appear in the IRISH TIMES to tie-in withthe paperback and film release. The IRISH TIMES also ran a news story about the film premiere, including a photo of Evelyn Doyle and Pierce Brosnan, and mentioned the book, on 22 March. EVENT:Evelyn will be talking about her book at the Hammersmith Irish Centre on Saturday 8th March and will be appearing at

About Evelyn Doyle

Evelyn Doyle now lives in Scotland with her partner of 14 years Michael. She trained as a psychiatric nurse, then became a police officer and later moved on to running her own patisserie company. She has one, Benjamin, and grandson, Joshua.

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Evelyn: A True Story by Evelyn Doyle
Used - Very Good
Orion Publishing Co
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This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us

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