Darkly moving and beautifully written, Bernie McGill’s debut collection of short stories explores the lives of women across the generations. From the storm-battered coastline of the north of Ireland to the sleeping villas of Andalusia, McGill’s characters grapple with the consequences of affairs, bereavement, alcoholism, illness and murder.
Compassionate and quietly powerful, McGill’s stories capture intimate moments of loss, love, and healing in a troubled age.
‘If I could be any other kind of writer, I would want to be Bernie McGill’ Ian Sansom
‘A writer to watch out for’ Sunday Tribune
Bernie McGill has pursued a diverse career in the arts, as a theatre company manager, writing facilitator and writer for theatre. Her novel The Butterfly Cabinet, published by Headline Review in 2010, was widely praised by critics and named by Julian Fellowes, writer of Downton Abbey, as his novel of the year in 2012. She was the winner in 2008 of the Zoetrope: All-Story Short Fiction Contest in the US and her short stories have been shortlisted for numerous prizes. Bernie lives in Portstewart, Northern Ireland, with her family.