Isis large Print 2003
8vo, glazed boards, no d/w as published F++ 185 gms
(Order reference 16061).
A sparkling and moving account of the relationships between three girls who lie strapped to their beds on the veranda of a TB hospital in the 1940s. Rich in pathos and humour, it is a story of survival and even triumph over the cruelty of their fate.
All three are just seven years old, and ahead of them lie three years of sharing their thoughts, pitting their wits against each other, sometimes falling out and all the time dreaming of home, which seems as far away as heaven.
Rosemary Conry spent three years in Cappagh hospital in North Dublin. Out of her indelible memories she has woven this account of a childhood, as experienced by three girls.