"One of the first two fiction titles published by the History Press of Ireland. The book throws a different light on Irish history to most Irish fiction. . . . We see Dublin as the wealthy and sophisticated 'second city of the British empire' at the cutting edge of science. I look forward to forthcoming titles." —Historical Novel Society
About the Author
is the pen name for the writing team of Katy O'Dowd and her father Michael O'Dowd. Katy is a journalist and editor who has written for newspapers, magazines, and online for more than 15 years, including Time Out
, Associated Newspapers, Comic Relief, and the Times
. Michael is chair of the Institute of Obstetrics and Gynaecology in Ireland.