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Author Sara Gethin in conversation with Mairéad Hearne, of Swirl and Thread

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Date(s) - 10/06/2021
7:30 pm - 8:30 pm


Author Sara Gethin in conversation with Mairéad Hearne, of Swirl and Thread

Honno Press and Palas Print, Caernarfon’s Independent Bookshop are delighted to announce an event with Sara Gethin.

Sara, previously shortlisted for the Not the Booker and Waverton Good Read Award, is live with Mairéad Hearne, the hugely popular Swirl and Thread Book Blogger.

Sara Gethin’s second novel, Emmet and Me, is a deeply affecting story of two young children in 1960s Connemara. It vividly evokes the harsh conditions in Ireland’s controversial industrial schools, as well as telling the story of a life-changing friendship.

Sara and Mairéad will be discussing the cruelty of life in Irish industrial schools, and their lasting legacy, and how Sara managed to turn that into a work of compelling fiction, as well as how she manages to so successfully evoke the world through a child’s eyes. They’ll also discuss changes in recent times, and Ireland’s embracing of a more inclusive society.


Sara Gethin has written something very special, very powerful… ‘Emmet and Me’ is a remarkable tale, a captivating novel that will leave its mark on every reader.” Mairéad Hearne of Swirl and Thread book blog

The unspeakable cruelty of the Irish Industrial Schools and their devastating effect on children and families is laid bare in this profoundly moving, evocative story of a special friendship told through the eyes of a ten-year-old narrator. I loved it.” Laura Wilkinson author of Skin Deep

Thursday, June 10, 7.30pm

Live via Zoom

Author Sara Gethin in conversation with Mairéad Hearne, of Swirl and Thread


£3, which you can redeem against a SIGNED (bookplate) copy of Emmet and Me

FREE ticket if you buy a SIGNED (bookplate) copy of Emmet and Me through Palas Print.

Register at:

Nos Iau, Mehefin 10ed, 7.30pm

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Sgwrs rhwng yr awdur, Sara Gethin, a Mairéad Hearne, o Swirl and Thread


£3 – Arian yn ôl wrth brynu copi (wedi’i arwyddo) o Emmet and Me, neu mynediad

AM DDIM i’r digwyddiad wedi’i ffrydio’n fyw drwy brynu copi (wedi’i arwyddo) o’r llyfr Emmet and Me drwy Palas Print.



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