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 |


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: 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