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Australian artist Rosemary McLoughlin moved to Ireland in her twenties. As she approaches the age of 70, she has just published her debut novel Tyringham Park, which has been compared to Downton Abbey and is on the bestseller list.
For lovers of Downton Abbey this debut novel by Rosemary McLoughlin is a must read.
The 70-year-old has shown her creative flair for period drama as 'The Park' estate in Co Cork is the setting for this eventful story. Run by the Blackhurst family the estate sees its fair share of drama with secret love affairs, mystery disappearances, fury, envy and tragedy.
Charlotte the family's eldest daughter was a lonesome child. Having never been shown any affection by her formidable mother Lady Waldron she became more and more attached to the Stable Manager Manus. Under his guidance she became a gifted young horsewoman much to the envy of her mother.On her long awaited first hunt, much to her dismay her mother swapped her trustworthy stead for a more head strong mount.
It was a decision which would change their lives and leave her mother physically disabled and Charlotte resolved to moving away to have a child of her own. When Charlotte leaves the estate with her new beau, Loughlin, to Australia the drama continues to unfold. Why does her trusted and loyal Doctor husband leave the Outback to come home at great urgency after the birth of their child?
On Charlotte's return her past catches up with her. Will Charlotte be able to contend with her childhood demons on her return? Life turns unexpectedly on its head when her childhood Nanny Nurse Dixon reappears. Can Charlotte keep her head above water or will the memories of her ceased younger sister continue to haunt her?
Tyringham Park is an exciting read with character stories that leave you in suspense till the end.
Rosemary McLoughlin is a remarkable lady. Born in Australia's outback her adventurous spirit led her to Ireland in her 20s to make a new life. She majored in English and taught for 6 years before leaving Australia.
She grew up in a large family in Australia's outback and never felt she fitted in with farm life. She married an Irish man and has lived in Dublin all her adult life which she feels is her true home. Having reared her two children she unleashed her passion for painting and is about to exhibit her superb works of art next year. At almost 70 her inspirational spirit has allowed her to turn her hand to her love of writing. Over 15 million people tuned into Downton Abbey and for those lovers of period drama Rosemary's debut novel in one which will give the reader all the thrills and spills from that era.
Rosemary always wanted to write, and was a huge fan of the classics. She loved the experience of writing it and is planning a sequel to tie up some of the loose ends in the book.