In Between Worlds: The Journey of the Famine Girls BOOKED OUT Nicola Pierce

In Partnership with Dublin City Libraries

  • Thursday 09th November @ 10:30 am
  • Phibsborough Library
  • Free

Age 9+ years

Students will step back in time to 1849 with author Nicola Pierce as she discusses her latest book In Between Worlds: The Journey of the Famine Girls (The O’Brien Press). When Maggie and Sarah’s homes and lives are devastated by the horrors of the famine, they are given the chance of a new life in Australia. On board ship, they are caught in between worlds. How will they find the courage and strength to build new lives in a strange land?

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Nicola Pierce published her first book for children, Spirit of the Titanic, to rave reviews and five printings within its first twelve months. It continues to be hugely popular. City of Fate, her second book, transported the reader deep into the Russian city of Stalingrad during World War II. The novel was shortlisted for the Warwickshire School Library Service Award, 2014. Her other children’s novels include Behind the Walls, set in the besieged city of Derry in 1689, Kings of the Boyne, a moving and gritty account capturing the Battle of the Boyne, which was shortlisted for the Library Association of Ireland (LAI) awards and Chasing Ghosts, a gripping novel of two stories connected across time and thousands of miles, based on the real events of Sir John Franklin’s expedition to find the Northwest Passage. Her latest children’s book is In Between Worlds, an enthralling and inspiring novel about Irish girls who left a bleak post-Famine Ireland and journeyed to find a new life in Australia.