LADY BETH at FARRELL & NEPHEW

Over the summer, I had the pleasure of visiting Farrell & Nephew Bookshop in Newbridge, County Kildare and to chat with Dermot, Maeve and the lovely staff there. Established on the Main street over 60 years ago, this eclectic store also specialises in local interest and history of the area. Now that the schoolbook buying frenzy has subsided, drop in and browse their shelves – and you might even find a copy of LADY BETH there!

 


Signed copies of LADY BETH are now in stock.

Farrell and Nephew Books are open from Monday to Saturday from 9:00 am to 6:00pm | Phone 045 431708 | books@farrellandnephew.ie

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Caroline E Farrell is a writer and filmmaker from Dublin, and author of the independently published novel, LADY BETH, winner of an Eric Hoffer Award 2019 (Mystery/Thriller Category) and Best Novel at The Carousel Aware Prize Awards 2017. Writer and Director of the short film FRAMED [2018] currently screening at festivals worldwide, Caroline has also written several award-winning feature length and short screenplays including ADAM [2013] and IN RIBBONS [2015].

LADY BETH at WOODBINE BOOKS

It was lovely to visit WOODBINE BOOKS this week and I am particularly proud to see LADY BETH in some fabulous company!

A cosy haven for booklovers, with friendly staff and a welcoming atmosphere, Woodbine Books is situated in the heart of the picturesque town of Kilcullen in County Kildare. Winner of the Ireland Independent Bookshop of the Year 2018, the shop and cafe is a firm favourite amongst the local community and far beyond.

Stocking an eclectic selection of books including bestsellers, school books and children’s material, the shop is a huge supporter of local authors and regularly hosts book launches, book clubs and events. Well worth a visit and open Monday to Saturday from 9:00 am until 6:00pm: Lower Main Street, Kilcullen, County Kildare | 045 482 777 |

Woodbine Books featured on RTE


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Caroline E Farrell is a writer and filmmaker from Dublin, and author of the independently published novel, LADY BETH, winner of an Eric Hoffer Award 2019 (Mystery/Thriller Category) and Best Novel at The Carousel Aware Prize Awards 2017. Writer and Director of the short film FRAMED [2018] currently screening at festivals worldwide, Caroline has also written several award-winning feature length and short screenplays including ADAM [2013] and IN RIBBONS [2015].

 

 

LADY BETH at the WINDING STAIR

There is something so special about visiting a city and discovering its most treasured bookshops. Dublin is no exception and can brag confidently on a host of the most wonderful, quirky labyrinths of book joy for the eager reader to browse in. One such treasure is The Winding Stair on Ormond Quay, which overlooks the River Liffey and faces out towards our iconic Ha’penny Bridge.


One of our oldest surviving independent bookshops, it is filled with timeless charm, atmosphere and character. A relaxed and friendly oasis in the centre of a city getting on with the business of being busy. Whether you’re looking for new, unusual or second-hand, their range of collections are extensive, with lovely staff always on hand for recommendations from areas of fiction, poetry, drama, current affairs, gardening, cookery, art and design, humour, non-fiction, children’s, literary magazines, cards, notebooks and tote bags.

They are also great supporters of Irish writers, for which I am so grateful! Born and bred in Dublin, when I was a kid in the 70’s, on a Saturday, I would often hop on a bus into town, just to pass the time and usually with nothing in my pocket but the bus fare back home. My bus stopped along the quays, just beyond the Winding Stairs and I would peek in through the window and wonder at the treasures that waited within, but never dared step inside.

My love for reading was in my blood even then, but confidence wasn’t!! Fast forward all these years later and there are scenes from my novel, LADY BETH, that are set right there, in my beloved city, along those quay walls. Never in my dreams could I have imagined that one day, my book would sit on a shelf in that beautiful setting! Something that fills me with pride, I don’t mind saying!


So do pop in my friends, have a browse, support a wonderful, independent bookshop, and if you are so inclined, you might just pick up a copy of LADY BETH!!

The Winding Stair Bookshop | 40 Lower Ormond Quay, Dublin 1. Open: Mon: 10am-6pm | Tue-Thu: 10am-7pm | Fri: 10am-6pm | Sat: 10am-7pm | Sun: 12pm-6pm. Telephone: +353 1 872 6576 | Email: bookshop@winding-stair.com

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Caroline E Farrell is a writer and filmmaker from Dublin, and author of the independently published novel, LADY BETH, winner of an Eric Hoffer
Award 2019 (Mystery/Thriller Category) and Best Novel at The Carousel Aware Prize Awards 2017. Writer and Director of the short film FRAMED [2018] currently screening at festivals worldwide, Caroline has also written several award-winning feature length and short screenplays including ADAM [2013] and IN RIBBONS [2015]. 

LADY BETH Wins an Eric Hoffer Book Award!

And the results are in! LADY BETH is the 1st Runner-Up in the Crime/Mystery Category and has received an Eric Hoffer Book Award!

To say that I am thrilled is putting it mildly!

Thanks so much to the judges and organisers at the #hofferawards and to everyone for the good vibes!

Lady Beth: Eric Hoffer Grand Prize Award Shortlist

I am extremely pleased – which also translates to HOLY SHITBALLS!!!! – to share that Lady Beth has been shortlisted for the Eric Hoffer Grand Prize Award. A previous finalist for the DaVinci Award 2019 and winner of the Carousel Aware Prize in 2017 – the years of slogging away on this little book have already come back tenfold. Never give up. That is all!

 

“As the annual judging draws to a close, the Eric Hoffer Award announces a small set of grand prize award finalists. This small list or “short list” of finalists is an honored distinction of its own and is announced publicly during the spring of each award year prior to the grand prize announcement. Below are the current and previous short-listed entries in alphabetical order by book.”

Shortlist HERE


 

Eric Hoffer Book Awards: Da Vinci Eye Award Nomination for Lady Beth

I am delighted to announce that as part of The Eric Hoffer Book Awards, LADY BETH has been nominated for the da Vinci Eye Award for Exceptional Cover Art. This is an additional distinction beneath the Eric Hoffer Award umbrella and is judged on both content and style.

The cover was designed by Mike Murray of 13th Door Creative


Image on cover by Anita Kulon Photography, featuring Sinead O’Riordan

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The Eric Hoffer Awards honour books from small, academic, micro presses, and self-published books and is a champion for the independent voice. Winners of the Hoffer receive prizes, honours, and worldwide media exposure, as well as being covered in the US Review of Books.

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Caroline E Farrell is a writer, filmmaker and blogger. Author of the novel, LADY BETH, Caroline has written and directed the short film FRAMED (2018). She has also written and co-produced the short films IN RIBBONS (2015) and ADAM (2013).

LADY BETH: PURCHASE A COPY AT THE LINK BELOW

Eric Hoffer Book Award Winner 2019 | 1st Runner-Up Crime/Mystery Category

Carousel Aware Prize Winner 2017 | Best Novel

“The book has something—drive, pace, a feeling for the Dublin city centre drug scene and the welfare class milieu—and particularly a really well-judged scale. The number of players, the speed of the plot and the extent to which they interact with each other have a satisfying correctness to them.” – Books Ireland.

“Farrell’s writing is taut and grabs your attention immediately.” – Cornflakegirlsmusings. Blog Review

“An amazing read. I found it dark and captivating. Opened my eyes to the Dark Underworld of Dublin.” – BookBanter, Dundalk FM

“Lady Beth is a perfectly paced page-turner of a novel which keeps the tension taut at all times. The darker side of Dublin city is perfectly judged, with well-rounded characters filling out the scenes around the titular Beth. Beth herself is a fantastic character moving seamlessly from unassuming office worker to avenging mother with an impressive lack of melodrama. Caroline has a filmic eye and the book swirls with a wonderful noir atmosphere as Beth digs deep into her past in order to build herself a future.” – 746books.com

“I found the entire cast of characters fascinating, and was truly rooting for Beth all the way through.
A truly powerful read. I very much recommend it.” Don Jimmy Reviews 

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