Irish Book Awards

Lily at Lissadell

Ireland, 1913. The time has come for Lily to leave primary school and start her job in the Big House – Lissadell. Her employers, the Gore-Booths, are kind, but life as a young housemaid is hard and Lily misses her home and family. Then Maeve, the daughter of Constance Markievicz and niece of the Gore-Booths, comes to visit. She decides to paint a portrait of Lily, and a friendship begins. But can two girls from such different worlds ever be friends? A heartwarming and engaging story about friendship in a time of change.

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