TOUCHED BY THE THORN by Maura Laverty

TOUCHED BY THE THORN

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Though published as a Catholic novel, this story of rural Ireland is of interest chiefly for its convincing drawing of background and character rather than for say religious significance. The minor characters were, in the main, more real than the central characters of the romance. In particular, there was Julia D, spinster, whose influence runs like a thread through the lives of others in the village. The story revolves around the checkered career in love of Mary, who married the wrong man -- but whose problems were ultimately solved by an almost too apt accident. L charm here than in her earlier Never No More.

Publisher: Longmans, Green