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December’s Book Of The Month – Small Things Like These by Claire Keegan


This exquisite novella creates, with sublime prose, the powerful story of Ireland’s unresolved past. Small Things Like These, by Claire Keegan, is a Christmas Story like no other. Deftly, and with great economy of language, the author masterfully evokes the atmosphere of small-town Ireland in 1985. This tale of a good son and a vulnerable young mother is utterly spellbinding and will have you searching for other books by this author.

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Carole Ludlow

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