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Kate Kerrigan

Kate Kerrigan is a New York Times bestselling author whose novels are popular worldwide and have been translated into 15 languages. They include the Ellis Island trilogy, Recipes For A Perfect Marriage and The Dress.

Kate began her career as an editor and journalist, (as Morag Prunty) editing many of Britain’s most successful young women’s magazines before returning to her native Ireland in the 1990’s to edit Irish Tatler.

She has a weekly column in the Irish edition of the Daily Mail and contributes regularly to the RTÉ Radio program Sunday Miscellany.

Kate lives with her husband and two children in Killala, County Mayo, Ireland.

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