Deceit and Settling in the West

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AuthorHouse, Jan 7, 2010 - Fiction - 76 pages
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Settling in the West is a story of three young Birmingham girls. Two of them living in the West of Ireland.

Kate, the youngest of the girls moved to County Galway to be near her older sister Mary who was married to Tom. They had three children.

Kate misses her sister and feels that Mary needs support after she receives a letter from her saying Tom was in the nursing home… again.

Sean came to Kate’s assistance when she had a car accident, whilst driving through Galway. They fell in love, married and had a child. Kate desperately wanted to settle down in the beautiful countryside of the West but superstitions and myths unsettled and disturbed her.

Sean realised that he was in danger of losing his family, home and way of life.

Sarah was the middle sister. She only ever yearned to marry and settle down in Birmingham with Joe her childhood sweetheart, in spite of mom’s disapproval.

Deceit is a turbulent love story full of twists, turns, murder and deceit. Did Dr Burrows murder his wife or is Det. Fisher setting him up? Fisher is besotted with Martha who is the childhood sweetheart of  Dr Burrows.

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About the author (2010)

Ann Cullen was born in Dublin, the second child of  a family of six children. She came to England in 1950 and had a secondary modern education, leaving school at 15 years old. Ann continued her learning through Adult Education. She studied Creative Writing on a part time course for two years at Birmingham University.

In 1962 Ann married a Dublin man and had five children but they divorced 13 years later. Ann brought her children up as a single parent.

In 1987 she joined the Birmingham Post & Mail as a copytaker, where she worked until she was made redundant in 2007. She had many articles, theatre and holiday reviews published.

She wrote a cookery column for 18 months for a local Irish community paper.

In 2002 she wrote a short cookery book A Taste of Ireland based on meals her mother and grandmother cooked. Her book is available at Birmingham City Library.

Ann is a frequent visitor to the West of Ireland where two of her daughters live. She lives in Erdington, Birmingham

Deceit and Settling in the West is her first book of short stories. Ann is currently working on a novel.

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