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
On Saturday, The Irish Independent reviewed A Thousand Roads Home. The verdict? They liked it!!! So relieved. I always read media reviews, peeking through my fingers, nervous about the verdict. The full review can be found here:Irish Independent Review – Every TD should read! Aside from the fact that I’m…
It’s Wexford Literary Festival weekend! And aside from my not inconsiderable tasks as Chair of the festival, I’m also speaking at a number of events too. Full programme below and details of my events. If you’d like to come along to any of these, ticketing information can be found www.wexfordliteraryfestival.com…