What Once Was True

Jean Grainger (Author)


'Following in the footsteps of Maeve Binchy and Frank McCourt, Jean Grainger will go down as one of the great Irish novelists.'

Roberta Kagan Bestselling author of All My Love, Dietrich.

Robinswood, Co Waterford, 1939.

The once grand house is home to two very different families.Despite delusions of grandeur, Lord and Lady Kenefick and their adult children, live a life of decayed opulence as the money needed to keep such a large house and grounds ever dwindles.

Meanwhile, the Murphy family, Dermot, Isabella and their three almost grown up girls, live and work on the estate and do their best to keep everything running smoothly.

Social structure is vital. Everyone knows their place, but as war looms, both families find themselves drawn into the conflict and begin questioning everything that once was true.

From the leafy grounds of an Irish stately home, to the bombed out streets of London in the Blitz, allow yourself to be swept away once more in Jean Grainger's latest bestselling historical saga.

Product Details

Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Publish Date
June 26, 2018
5.9 X 1.1 X 8.9 inches | 1.25 pounds

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About the Author

Jean Grainger is an Irish bestselling author who specializes in contemporary as well as historical fiction. Once a tour guide for Ireland, she went on to become an English and history teacher in a secondary school for boys. The winner of the 2016 Author's Circle Historical Novel of Excellence, she currently resides with her husband and children in rural County Cork, Ireland.