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You Have to Make Your Own Fun Around Here

ISBN: 9781786077660
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A DUBRAY STAFF RECOMMENDED READ. A captivating, dark portrayal of youth, friendship and the fine line that separates admiration from envy
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DUBRAY STAFF REVIEW: "They were born friends and that’s just the way it is with Katie and Evelyn. Katie knows that a bright future is mapped out for them both with Evelyn as the star of the show and Katie not far behind. This absorbing story is all about the choices we make as children, how we eventually mature and put away childish things and how just like Katie, we long for the friends of our youth and the promise those friendships used to hold." Recommended by Mary Burnham, Dubray Dun Laoghaire.
AN IRISH TIMES, IRISH INDEPENDENT and SUNDAY INDEPENDENT 'TITLE TO LOOK OUT FOR IN 2020'



Katie, Maeve and Evelyn - friends forever, united by their childhood games and their dreams of escaping the tiny Irish town of Glenbruff.



Outspoken, unpredictable and intoxicating, Evelyn is the undisputed leader of the trio. That is, until the beautiful, bold Pamela Cooney arrives from Dublin and changes Glenbruff forever...



Told from Katie's witty, quirky perspective, Frances Macken's debut beautifully captures life in a small town and the power of yearning for something bigger. Filled with unforgettable characters and crackling dialogue, You Have to Make Your Own Fun Around Here takes a keen-eyed look at the complexities of female friendship, the corrosive power of jealousy and guilt, and the way that life can quietly erode our dreams unless we're willing to fight for them.

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DUBRAY STAFF REVIEW: "They were born friends and that’s just the way it is with Katie and Evelyn. Katie knows that a bright future is mapped out for them both with Evelyn as the star of the show and Katie not far behind. This absorbing story is all about the choices we make as children, how we eventually mature and put away childish things and how just like Katie, we long for the friends of our youth and the promise those friendships used to hold." Recommended by Mary Burnham, Dubray Dun Laoghaire.
AN IRISH TIMES, IRISH INDEPENDENT and SUNDAY INDEPENDENT 'TITLE TO LOOK OUT FOR IN 2020'



Katie, Maeve and Evelyn - friends forever, united by their childhood games and their dreams of escaping the tiny Irish town of Glenbruff.



Outspoken, unpredictable and intoxicating, Evelyn is the undisputed leader of the trio. That is, until the beautiful, bold Pamela Cooney arrives from Dublin and changes Glenbruff forever...



Told from Katie's witty, quirky perspective, Frances Macken's debut beautifully captures life in a small town and the power of yearning for something bigger. Filled with unforgettable characters and crackling dialogue, You Have to Make Your Own Fun Around Here takes a keen-eyed look at the complexities of female friendship, the corrosive power of jealousy and guilt, and the way that life can quietly erode our dreams unless we're willing to fight for them.

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