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The Secrets of Roscarbury Hall

(2016)
A novel by

 
 
A bestseller in the UK, this moving debut novel is a modern Philomena story of love, both lost and found.

Secrets can’t last forever. . . .

In a crumbling mansion in a small Irish village in County Wicklow, two elderly sisters, Ella and Roberta O’Callaghan, live alone in Roscarbury Hall with their secrets, memories, and mutual hatred. Long estranged, the two communicate only by terse notes. But when the sisters are threatened with bankruptcy, Ella defies Roberta’s wishes and converts the mansion's old ballroom into a café.

Much to Roberta’s displeasure, the café is a hit and the sisters are reluctantly drawn back into the village life they abandoned decades ago. But gossip has a long life. As the local convent comes under scrutiny, the O’Callaghan sisters find themselves caught up in an adoption scandal that dates back to the 1960s and spreads all the way across the Atlantic Ocean.

Only by overcoming their enmity and facing up to the past can they face the future together—but can they finally put their differences behind them? 
 

Genre: General Fiction

Praise for this book

"Warm and engaging . . . I loved journeying through the lives of these fascinating characters. A beautifully drawn, skillfully written, well-researched novel." - Kate Kerrigan


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October 2016 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Secrets of Roscarbury Hall: A Novel
Author(s): Ann O'Loughlin
ISBN: 1-5107-1372-7 / 978-1-5107-1372-7 (USA edition)
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February 2019 : USA Paperback

Title: The Secrets of Roscarbury Hall
Author(s): Ann O'Loughlin
ISBN: 1-5107-1373-5 / 978-1-5107-1373-4 (USA edition)
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February 2019 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Secrets of Roscarbury Hall: A Novel
Author(s): Ann O'Loughlin
ISBN: 1-5107-3906-8 / 978-1-5107-3906-2 (USA edition)
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July 2017 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: Secrets of Roscarbury Hall, The
Author(s): Ann O'Loughlin
ISBN: 1-5436-0669-5 / 978-1-5436-0669-0 (USA edition)
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May 2017 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Secrets of Roscarbury Hall: A Novel
Author(s): Ann O'Loughlin
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Title: The Secrets of Roscarbury Hall: A Novel
Author(s): Ann O'Loughlin
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October 2016 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Secrets of Roscarbury Hall: A Novel
Author(s): Ann O'Loughlin
Publisher: Skyhorse
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