Friday, February 3, 2012

Launch of History Press Ireland's New Fiction Line - The Scarlet Ribbon

Next Wednesday sees a great event happening in Dublin.  History Press Ireland are launching their New Fiction Line, and the first novel to achieve this prestigious honour is, The Scarlet Ribbon, a collaboration between a great journalist & friend, Katy (Derry) O'Dowd, and her father the eminent Michael O'Dowd.  Introduction to novel and bio's below.

The launch will take place Wednesday 8th February at Hodges Figgis, Dawson Street at 7.30.  Should prove to be an historical night - so don't miss it!

'The Scarlet Ribbon' has been chosen to launch the History Press Ireland's New Fiction Line.
Introduction to the Novel
Written by father and daughter team Michael and Katy O'Dowd, the book follows James Quinn, a young Irish surgeon battling prejudice, suspicion and personal demons in his controversial quest to change the face of medicine.

Following his marriage, tragedy strikes, thrusting James into a life of turmoil and despair. Throwing himself into his work, the young surgeon eventually begins to find solace in the most unexpected of places. From the backstreets of Paris, through the glittering social
whirl of London and finally back to Ireland again, this is a story of the thorns of love and the harsh reality of life in the eighteenth century, where nothing is simple and complications of all kinds surround James Quinn, man midwife.
The Scarlet Ribbon is available in bookshops and online. www.derryodowd.com

About Michael O'Dowd:
Michael is the current National Chairman of the Institute of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Ireland.  He has written for various medical publications along with the books,The History of Medications for Women (2001); and with Elliot E Phillip The History of Obstetrics and Gynaecology (1994).

About Katy O'Dowd (Derry):
Katy is an arts and entertainment journalist and has worked for Time Out, Associated Newspapers and Comic Relief and her articles have appeared in The Times (London), Metro (London) and many other arts and entertainment publications, paper and online.
Alongside writing under the pen-name Derry O’Dowd, whose next book she is working on, she writes under her own name. ‘The Lady Astronomer’ will be out with Doctor Fantastique Books in April/May. She is also reviews movies for STUDIO magazine, and is currently co-editing ‘Nasty Snips II’ a horror anthology which will be out with Pendragon Press at Halloween. (Derry is Katy’s middle name)

Katy blogs at www.katyodowd.com
And can be found on twitter @katyod


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