Skip to content
January 16, 2013 / peoplesbookprize

Follow The Dove by Catherine M. Byrne

The People’s Book Prize Winter Collection – today’s highlighted book is:

Follow the Dove

Follow The Dove

By Catherine M. Byrne
ISBN 978-1848768-062
Category Modern & contemporary fiction
Winter 2012

Synopsis

Fifteen year old Isa Muirison loves her life working for the floating shops of Orkney at the turn of the 20th century. But her happy family life is thrown into turmoil by her father’s decision to emigrate to Canada, her sister’s illness, and her own love for Davie, a penniless whisky runner. Despite her family’s opposition, she follows Davie to his tiny island home where she is met by the fierce hostility of his mother and his childhood sweetheart, Chrissie.

Author’s Biography
Catherine Byrne has always wanted to be a writer. Her professional life however, took a very different path. She first studied Glass engraving with Caithness Glass where she worked for fourteen years. During that time she also worked as a foster parent. After the birth of her youngest child, she changed direction, studying and becoming a Chiropodist with her own private practice. At the same time she did all administration work for her husband’s two businesses, and this continued until the death of her husband in 2005. However she still maintained her love of writing, and has had several short stories published in woman’s magazines. Her main ambition is to write novels, and has now retired in order to write full time. She was born on the Island of Stroma, and was brought up hearing stories from her grandparents about the island life of a different generation. An interest in geology, history and her strong ties to island life has influenced her choice of genre for her first novel. Catherine Byrne lives in Wick, Caithness.

We  are always enthusiastic to hear about books you feel should be nominated for The People’s Book Prize and if you have suggestions please email us at admin@peoplesbookprize.com

Once again thank you for your comments and for making The People’s Book Prize “a truly democratic book prize decided exclusively by the public”Peoples Book Prize

23 Berkeley Square, London W1J 6HE Ph. 020 76656605

www.peoplesbookprize.com

Patron:  Frederick Forsyth CBE

Founding Patron:  Dame Beryl Bainbridge DBE

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: