Lynette who is living with her family on their farm in Wicklow is unexpectedly invited on a holiday to Dublin by her visiting Aunt Cissy. Thrilled by the prospect of seeing the City for herself about which she has read so much, she travels by train ...
with her aunt and stays in her flat, where Cissy runs a successful dressmaking business. The city unfolds for Lynette in a spectacle of colour clamour, street traders, tenements and gracious old buildings. Sensitive and rather psychic she is particularly drawn to places of historical interest, and reacts to them with some strange results. After her romantic marriage to librarian Edward Davis they eventually settle in a Georgian house in the heart of Dublin. This house captivates her and becomes a beloved personality in her life. For financial reasons they have to let rooms, and a varied cast of colourful tenants and servants pass through its doors. Rosemarie the mischievous little daughter pops in and out of the story, as does the family moggie who answers to the name Ginger, when it suits him - All against the backdrop of Dublin City. It is a varied tale with a rich assortment of characters, lots of humour and a nostalgic return to the Dublin of the nineteen twenties.
Number of pages: 352
Date of publication: 24/01/2012
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