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Evelyn Evelyn Doyle

Evelyn By Evelyn Doyle

Evelyn by Evelyn Doyle


$14,49
Condition - Very Good
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Summary

The story of how Desmond Doyle fought the Irish legal system to change the law and win back his family from the Irish government in the 1950s, told through the eyes of Evelyn, Desmond's 9-year-old eldest daughter.

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 9-year-old eldest daughter.

About Evelyn Doyle

Evelyn Doyle now livesin 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. Molly McCloskey, who collaborated with Evelyn, was born in 1964 in Philadelphia. She published her first collection of short stories, Soloman's Seal, in 1977. Her new collection, The Beautiful Changes, was published by the Lilliput Press in February 2002. She now lives in Ocean City, Co. Sligo.

Additional information

GOR003138087
9780752853680
0752853686
Evelyn: A True Story by Evelyn Doyle
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Orion Publishing Co
2002-08-12
192
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Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
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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