You have no items in your shopping cart.
Search

The Guinness Girls, A Hint of Scandal

ISBN: 9781529352924
€14.99
€18.90
Following the bestselling success of The Glorious Guinness Girls, comes a stunning new novel following the three enigmatic sisters as they set out on married life.
Availability: In Stock
+ -
60 Points

It's the dawn of the 1930s and the three privileged Guinness sisters, Aileen, Maureen and Oonagh, settle into becoming wives and mothers: Aileen in Luttrellstown Castle outside Dublin, Maureen in Clandeboye in Northern Ireland, and Oonagh in Rutland Place in London.
But while Britain becomes increasingly politically polarised, Aileen, Maureen and Oonagh discover conflict within their own marriages.
Oonagh's dream of romantic love is countered by her husband's lies; the intense nature of Maureen's marriage means passion, but also rows; while Aileen begins to discover that, for her, being married offers far less than she had expected.
Meanwhile, Kathleen, a housemaid from their childhood home in Glenmaroon, travels between the three sisters, helping, listening, watching - even as her own life brings her into conflict with the clash between fascism and communism.
As affairs are uncovered and secrets exposed, the three women begin to realise that their gilded upbringing could not have prepared them for the realities of married life, nor for the scandals that seem to follow them around.

Write your own review Close Review Form
  • Only registered users can write reviews
*
*
Bad
Excellent
Description

It's the dawn of the 1930s and the three privileged Guinness sisters, Aileen, Maureen and Oonagh, settle into becoming wives and mothers: Aileen in Luttrellstown Castle outside Dublin, Maureen in Clandeboye in Northern Ireland, and Oonagh in Rutland Place in London.
But while Britain becomes increasingly politically polarised, Aileen, Maureen and Oonagh discover conflict within their own marriages.
Oonagh's dream of romantic love is countered by her husband's lies; the intense nature of Maureen's marriage means passion, but also rows; while Aileen begins to discover that, for her, being married offers far less than she had expected.
Meanwhile, Kathleen, a housemaid from their childhood home in Glenmaroon, travels between the three sisters, helping, listening, watching - even as her own life brings her into conflict with the clash between fascism and communism.
As affairs are uncovered and secrets exposed, the three women begin to realise that their gilded upbringing could not have prepared them for the realities of married life, nor for the scandals that seem to follow them around.

Customers who bought this item also bought

The Glorious Guinness Girls

Availability: In Stock
From Ireland to 1920s London, a glorious, gripping, moving and richly textured novel which takes us to the heart of the remarkable real-life story of the Guinness Girls.
€12.50 €12.55

The Man Who Died Twice

Availability: In Stock
A Dubray Staff Recommended Read... Effortlessly balancing action and detection with humour, warmth and humanity, this is a brilliant and enjoyable read.’ – Karina, Dundrum The second gripping novel in the Thursday Murder Club series by TV presenter Richard Osman!
€13.99 €17.55

A Cloud Where the Birds Rise

Availability: In Stock
A Dubray Staff Recommended Read ... A beautifully illustrated collection of stories on all that it is to be human by one of Ireland’s most loved writers.’ – Sam, Blackrock A unique collection of quotes and observations from Michael Harding, one of Ireland's best-loved memoirist, with stunning and evocative illustrations from Irish illustrator Jacob Stack.
€16.99 €23.75

We Don't Know Ourselves: A Personal History of Ireland Since 1958

Availability: In Stock
Dubray Staff Recommended Read.. A sharp and insightful analysis of a changing Ireland as seen through the eyes of this veteran reporter.’ – Adrian, Blackrock Fintan O'Toole - Ireland's leading public intellectual and author of Heroic Failure - tells a history of Ireland in his own time.
€29.99 €34.95