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Carmel Harrington


Take the warmth and wit of Maeve Binchy and the secrets and twists of a Liane Moriarty and you get the utterly original and compelling voice of Irish Times bestseller Carmel Harrington, a voice that has captured the hearts of readers around the world.

Carmel is from Co. Wexford, Ireland, where she lives with her husband Roger and two children, Amelia and Nate.


Carmel writes with incredible compassion and warmth about characters so authentic, they could be sitting right beside you. Her page-turning family-centric novels are translated into eight different languages, all regular chart-toppers.


Books published in 2017 are The Woman at 72 Derry Lane (Harper Collins) and Cold Feet – The Lost Years (Hodder & Stoughton). This original novel is written in collaboration with Mike Bullen, the creator of the popular ITV show.


Carmel is a regular on Irish TV as a panelist on TV3’s Elaine Show. In addition, she is Chair of Wexford Literary Festival, of which she co-founded.


Her other bestsellers include The Things I Should Have Told You, which was shortlisted for a BGE Irish Book Award in 2016, Every Time A Bell Rings, The Life You Left and Romantic eBook of the Year 2013 & Kindle Book of the Year 2013 winner Beyond Grace’s Rainbow.


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You can find Carmel on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram, at @HappyMrsH