Nothing Green

Nothing Green

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NOTHING GREEN is the sequel to Evelyn Doyle's bestselling memoir. After the heady days of the trial which released her from the care of the State Industrial schools and succeeded in changing the law, Evelyn returns to the same grinding poverty. And when Desmond is once again forced to return to England to find work, 'new mammy' Jessie increasingly takes out her frustration on the twelve-year-old Evelyn. After a gruelling winter, the family eventually leaves for England in search of a better life. But matters quickly deteriorate. Jessie's relationship with Desmond becomes strained and Evelyn increasingly finds herself at the brunt of their criticism and dissatisfaction. Part memoir, part social history, Evelyn's remarkable journey takes us through her adolescence as an assistant in Woolworths in the swinging sixties, as a weaver in a mill in Yorkshire and her repeated attempts to run away. Throughout everything Evelyn's inexplicably troubled relationship with Jessie looms large, casting a shadow over her life, until the story's brilliant and emotional denouement. A poignant and ultimately uplifting memoir from the acclaimed author of EVELYN.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 208 pages
  • 134 x 196 x 30mm | 358.34g
  • Orion (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd )
  • London, United Kingdom
  • 0752857002
  • 9780752857008

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IRISH PUBLICITY Evelyn visited Dublin 5-8 August to promote Nothing Green. There was a successful launch party at Hughes & Hughes bookshop at St Stephens Green on 6th August; Evelyn was introduced by Irish actor FRANK KELLY, who played the part of her father in the film of EVELYN, and there were about 50 guests. Evelyn was interviewed for 20 minutes on TVAM on 5th August, and adouble page interview ran in THE DAILY STAR newspaper on 11 August. Evelyn has done a photoshoort and interview for VIP magazine in Ireland, which will run in their October Issue. INTERVIEWS Evelyn was interviewed on TV show LOOSELIPS on UK LIVING on 13th August, talking about her new book and the release, on DVD, of the film, Evelyn. Interviews with Evelyn ran in the EDINBURGH EVENING NEWS on 31st July and SUNDAY TIMES ECOSSE on 2 August. Evelyn has also been interviewed for WOMAN'S WAY magazine, FEMAIL.CO.UK and SUNDAY WORLD to promote the new book and the Evelyn DVD. CONFIRMED REVIEWS: IRELAND ON SUNDAY 27 July SCOTLAND ON SUNDAY 17 August 'After the pain and trauma depicted in Evelyn - the story of her father's epic court battle to rescue his children from the notorious state industrial schools which was subsequently madei nto a film by Pierce Brosnan - life could only ever be happy-ever-after for Evelyn Doyle, right? Nothing Green is a stark reply in the negative ... A truly admirable woman, who has found peace, love, happiness and an amaxing compassion for those who have wronged her, through sheer will and an indomitable determination to do so.' IRISH INDEPENDENT 2 August 03 'a vivid tale which tugs at those heartstrings.' SOUTH WALES ECHO 2/8/03
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About Evelyn Doyle

Evelyn Doyle now lives in Scotland with Michael her partner of 14 years. She trained as a psychiatric nurse, then became a police officer and later moved on to running her own patisserie company. She has one son, Benjamin, and grandson, Joshua. The film adaptation of EVELYN, starring Pierce Brosnan, will be released in March.
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