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Ballymena books – The Watch House by Bernie McGill

Bernie McGill is a local author who has just released her latest novel The Watch House. At Ballymena Today we featured Bernie’s visit to the Waterstones Ballymena bookclub where the group enjoyed her first novel The Butterfly Cabinet. On that night the author shared a snippet of her new book and we loved it.

Now we would like to recommend her latest novel The Watch House


Ballymena books - The Watch House by Bernie McGill

Ballymena books – The Watch House by Bernie McGill

Bernie McGill will be in conversation with Jan Carson at Belfast leading independent bookshop, No Alibis.

Ballymena books - The Watch House by Bernie McGillJoin author rising star of Irish literature, Bernie McGill as she discusses her new book The Watch House which was published in August by Tinder Press. The novel is set on Rathlin Island at the end of the nineteenth century, at the time of 

the Marconi wireless experiments between the island and Ballycastle.

The Watch House is a story of infidelity, secrets and murder in the small Rathlin island community, inspired by Marconi’s experiments in wireless telegraphy in the late nineteenth century.

Bernie’s first novel, The Butterfly Cabinet, was published by in 2011. Bernie is also the author of Sleepwalkers, a collection of short fiction and a contributor to The Long Gaze Back, an acclaimed anthology of Irish women writers spanning four centuries, and has numerous theatre credits to her name.

The event is planned for 17th October – find out more here. Support this wonderful local author with the perfect story set in our local landscape. We have loved the small snippet that we heard and cant wait to get stuck into The Watch House – pick up your copy at Waterstones in Ballymena get her event in your diary now.

While you are in Waterstones be sure to check out their display which features a range of Irish authors. Heavy hitters such as Roddy Doyle have released new titles alongside the return of acclaimed writer Bernard MacLaverty has just released “Midwinter Break” which is a must read for any fiction fan.