A Tinahely Debutante Writer
Full title: The Locket: coincidence or divine intervention? [Short story]
Creator / Author: Ita Roche
Item Type / Page count: Short story / 29p
When Published: 2007
Publisher / Place of Publication: Poolbeg Press Ltd., / 123 Grange Hill, Baldoyle, Dublin 13.
Parent Publication [book]: Do the write thing: 14 winning stories by Ireland’s newest writers / 311pp
About: This short story appears in the book featuring the winners of the ‘Do the write thing’ short story competition in association with the RTÉ television programme ‘Seoige & O’Shea’. The story was inspired by the loss of the author’s son some 11 years earlier.
ID number(s): 9781842233023
WW Connection #1: The author is from Whiterock, Tinahely in West Wicklow.
Extra #1: Opening line: “It is the 19th of August 1996 and a scorching hot summer’s evening, 4.30 p.m. to be precise. There is hardly a cloud in the sky”.
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