WHAT THE CRITICS SAY
It's Harrington's gift as a storyteller - she keeps a cracking pace and the inherent dignity in Ruth and Tom's characters. Always gripping ... endearing ... convincing.
A popular voice in Irish publishing, often compared to the beloved Maeve Binchy, Harrington focuses her books on relationships, with a strong emotional overlay.
- LIBRARY JOURNAL REVIEW
I read it. I LOVE it! It makes an important point powerfully but subtly. Warm, uplifting & important…a very VERY special book.
- MARIAN KEYES
Carmel Harrington is a natural storyteller … a book with heart, humour and hope.
This brave & original novel highlights life lived by the most vulnerable on the margins of society. It is both heartwarming, heartbreaking & thoroughly enjoyable.
- LIZ NUGENT
Beautifully written, emotionally intelligent & moving in the extreme.
- DAILY MAIL UK
I both cried and laughed…one of the best books I have ever read.
– WOMAN'S WAY
My heart has been broken a thousand times & I've felt so uplifted by Carmel's words a thousand times more. It's a stunning read. This for me is the Book of the Year!
- CLAUDIA CARROLL
Her books are like a hug, they envelop you ... clever, finely honed, they make you think and make you grateful.
IRELAND AM BOOK CLUB
LATEST NEWS FROM CARMEL!
Carmel's seventh novel, A Thousand Roads Home is on sale now in bookshops throughout Ireland and on eBook worldwide.
A Thousand Roads Home is Book of the Month with Easons!
A Thousand Roads Home is Book of the Month with Bookstation
As part of the Peter McVerry Trust #OpeningDoors week, a dramatic reading from A Thousand Road's Home will be made by actors Cathy Belton & Raymond Keane on 11th October, 630pm, The Winding Stair, Dublin. Tickets are free, but must be booked: https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/a-thousand-roads-home-reading-with-carmel-harrington-tickets-51145511602
The Woman at 72 Derry Lane remained in the Irish Bestsellers charts for 12 weeks, reaching no. 2! It was also a No. 1 UK, US and Canadian Amazon Bestseller.
Carmel's novel, The Woman at 72 Derry Lane is shortlisted in the Irish Book Awards Popular Fiction Book of the Year category. This is her second year in a row to be shortlisted for this prestigious award.
Carmel's official ITV novel, Cold Feet The Lost Years (Hardback Edition) reached No 14 in the UK Bestseller Charts.
Alongside Hazel Gaynor and Catherine Ryan Howard, Carmel co-founded The Inspiration Project writing retreats. Be inspired at www.theinspirationproject.ie
I’m sure like me, you’ve all been haunted by the tragic story of the missing 5-year-old April Jones. I simply can’t get her out of my head and her little angelic face in her blue school uniform is imprinted in my mind and will be forever more I suspect. Much…
I’m not a food blogger and wouldn’t dream of stepping on the toes of the great Irish Food Blogs out there, but I cooked these babies tonight for dinner and they were so ‘deelicious’ as Amelia says, that I wanted to share.
I’m a huge fan of the potato, always have been. Mashed with butter, cream and salt and pepper is my food heaven, but ill eat them any way. Mr H is partial to some dauphinois and all of H’s like our treat of chips with salt and vinegar every now and then. What is it with us Irish and our obsession with the humble spud? Think it must go back to the famine. No matter how much pasta, rice, risotto, cous cous we go through in our house, sometimes you just can’t beat an auld potato.
So today I decided I’d try a new variation on baked potatoes. (Ok I might have been inspired by my good friend Pin – see previous blog entry!).
I used Red Roosters and cut slits into them. Rubbed on some olive oil and wrapped them up all cosy in tin foil. Baked in my oven for 40 mins this morning at 200.
Then this evening I added red pesto in between the slits (like garlic bread) and popped back in oven for 20 mins while I cooked the steak that we had with them. (They would make a lovely lunch or tea on their own with some salad either).
Just before serving I sprinkled some grated Parmesan on top and hey presto – twice baked pesto potatoes.
So easy to do, hence me sharing. I made one mistake, and that was only taking a picture of my spuds after we’d finished dinner, so the picture is of the little leftover ones that the H’s hadn’t demolished!
Have a nice evening everyone ….