Awards
Walter Scott Prize Best Historical Novel (nominee)
On an autumn day in 1952, an elderly Irish actress makes her way through the windblown streets of London to a job at the BBC. Last night's hurricane has wreaked havoc, raising memories of blackout and blitz. Recollections of Broadway seem to walk with her through bomb-blasted squares. Scenes from a doomed courtship are rehearsed in her mind once again: it's one of those October days when the past comes back. Moving between a sepia-tinted Edwardian Dublin and a teeming Lower East Side of Manhattan in the 1920s, from hunger in London's West End to the elegant theatres of San Francisco, this is a love story, a tale of journeys, and a powerful meditation on the hope to be found in the everyday. Loosely based on real events in the lives of the greatest Irish playwright of the twentieth century and the younger woman who was his fiancee at the time of his tragically early death, "Ghost Light" is an exhilarating, passionate and uplifting adventure in storytelling from the award-winning author of "Star of the Sea" and "Redemption Falls".


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"A brilliant novel." - Joseph O'Neill


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Hardback Editions

July 2011 : UK Hardback
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Title: Ghost Light
Author(s): Joseph O'Connor
ISBN: 0-7531-8850-3 / 978-0-7531-8850-7 (UK edition)
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June 2011 : USA Hardback
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Title: Ghost Light (Thorndike Press Large Print Historical Fiction)
Author(s): Joseph O'Connor
ISBN: 1-4104-3758-2 / 978-1-4104-3758-7 (USA edition)
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February 2011 : USA Hardback
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Title: Ghost Light: A Novel
Author(s): Joseph O'Connor
ISBN: 0-374-16187-9 / 978-0-374-16187-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
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June 2010 : UK Hardback
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Title: Ghost Light
Author(s): Joseph O'Connor
ISBN: 0-436-20571-8 / 978-0-436-20571-2 (UK edition)
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Paperback Editions

July 2012 : UK Paperback

Title: Ghost Light
Author(s): Joseph O'Connor
ISBN: 0-7531-8851-1 / 978-0-7531-8851-4 (UK edition)
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January 2012 : USA Paperback
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Title: Ghost Light: A Novel
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ISBN: 1-250-00231-1 / 978-1-250-00231-0 (USA edition)
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March 2011 : UK Paperback
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Title: Ghost Light
Author(s): Joseph O'Connor
ISBN: 0-09-948154-5 / 978-0-09-948154-6 (UK edition)
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June 2010 : UK Paperback
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Title: Ghost Light
Author(s): Joseph O'Connor
ISBN: 1-84655-352-0 / 978-1-84655-352-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Harvill Secker
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Audio Editions

May 2015 : UK Audio CD
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Title: Ghost Light
Author(s): Joseph O'Connor
ISBN: 1-4712-9325-4 / 978-1-4712-9325-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Whole Story Audio Books
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March 2011 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Ghost Light
Author(s): Joseph O'Connor
ISBN: 1-60998-146-4 / 978-1-60998-146-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: AudioGO
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February 2011 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Ghost Light: Library Edition
Author(s): Joseph O'Connor
ISBN: 0-7927-7494-9 / 978-0-7927-7494-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Sound Library
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June 2010 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Ghost Light
Author(s): Joseph O'Connor
Publisher: Audible Studios
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June 2010 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Ghost Light
Author(s): Joseph O'Connor
Publisher: Audible Studios
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Kindle Editions

February 2011 : USA Kindle edition
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Title: Ghost Light: A Novel
Author(s): Joseph O'Connor
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
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December 2010 : Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Ghost Light
Author(s): Joseph O'Connor
Publisher: Vintage Digital
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