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‘Lily at Lissadell’, the latest Judi Curtin book launches this Thursday at O’Mahony’s Bookshop

‘Lily at Lissadell’, a children’s book by Judi Curtin, launches this week in Limerick.

‘Lily at Lissadell’, the latest Judi Curtin book launches this Thursday at O’Mahony’s Bookshop.

Judi Curtin, the renowned Limerick children’s writer, is set to launch her newest book ‘Lily at Lisadell’ in O’Mahony’s Bookshop in the city this Thursday, September 26th at 6.30 pm.

In 2017, Judi’s book ‘Stand by Me’, a book about a magical door and the ability to time travel, won Children’s Book of the Year at the Bord Gáis Energy Irish Book Awards 2017 in Dublin. 
Lily at Lissadell

The event is taking place at 6.30pm in O’Mahoney’s.

The love of her books stretches worldwide as many of her books have been published in countries such as Australia, Brazil, Spain, Germany, and Russia. 
This book is Judi’s first historical fiction book and follows the life of Lily, a teenager leaving school to work in the Big House at Lissadell. 
Judi Curtin, said, “I’m so happy to be launching my 27th book, ‘Lily at Lissadell,’ in O’Mahonys on September 26th. It’s my first work of historical fiction for children, but it won’t be my last – I loved the experience. All welcome to join me in the celebrations”.
Judi is most commonly known for her much-loved books featuring Alice and Megan and the friendship and adventures they endeavor. 
Judi Curtin was born in London however she moved to Cork at the age of eight and now lives in Limerick. She studies English and German in UCC and later trained as a primary school teacher in Dublin. After years of teaching Judi decided to revisit her childhood dream of becoming a writer.

She started writing in 1999 with her first novel hitting the shelves in 2003 and her first children’s novel was published in 2005.

For more information on Judi Curtin and her previous works, click here.

For more information on ‘Lily at Lissadell’ click here.

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