'She had been born with a greater capacity for love and pleasure than most people; and her nature had very early on found itself at war with the primitive, property-ridden society in which she was reared.' The story of Marie Fogerty, a young girl caught between two lovers, exposes the social and religious hypocrisy of an Irish town in the 1970s. Marie has grown dissatisfied with her affair with Fr Tom Moran, a loveless relationship condoned by her parents, observed by the town, and borne from mutual listlessness. However, ...

An Apology for Roses 2016, The Lilliput Press Ltd, Dublin

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Apology for Roses 1974, Macmillan, London

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Apology for Roses 1973, Marion Boyars Publishers Ltd, London

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