New edition of Ordinary Miracles from Ãccent Press
It only takes ordinary miracles to change your life.
Jasmine Smith: forty next month and not ready for it; married to a man she likes and not prepared to give up on love; smothered by life’s mundanity, and yet drawn towards its mystery. She wants the sort of love that makes her feel more alive, she wants wild sex in stalled lifts with film stars. She wants something else….
Jasmine Smith is in desperate need of a miracle. And with the help of an adventurous school friend, a man called Charlie and a pig called Rosie she is about to find one.
A sharp, funny, moving novel and an exhilarating invitation to step out of quiet desperation and re-discover the magic in life and in love.
ISBN 1905170645 / 9781905170647 price Â£6.99 February 2007
Amazon.co.uk from February 19.
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see the Press Release from Ãccent Press (PDF file)
PRAISE FOR ‘ORDINARY MIRACLES’
â€˜Wonderfully dryâ€¦I really enjoyed it.â€™ Catherine Alliott
â€˜Beautiful, tender and funny, written with great perceptionâ€¦a remarkable novel.â€™
â€˜The belly-laugh being a rare enough commodity on this planet, this promises to be one
of my favourite novels of the yearâ€¦very very funny.â€™ In Dublin
â€˜Funny, heartwarming and special.â€™ Marian Keyes
â€˜Grace Wynne-Jones writes up a storm of wit in her first novelâ€¦a fine
new writer.â€™ RTE GUIDE
â€˜Ordinary Miracles has that rare combination of depth, honesty and
witâ€¦and all of this backed by a deliciously soft, gentle and loving
humourâ€¦If you try one new author, try Grace Wynne-Jones.â€™ OK MAGAZINE
â€˜She has an assured style and a wonderful insight into the separated
ladyâ€™s lotâ€¦I couldnâ€™t put it down. I literally read it from cover to
Muriel Bolger, â€˜No Jacket Requiredâ€™ RTE RADIO ONE
â€˜A delight of love, laughs and starting againâ€¦which is very far from
ordinary.â€™ Yvonne Roberts
â€˜Ordinary Miracles is about relationships and love and sex and a little
bit of guilt. Jasmine is a worried and witty heroineâ€¦an engagingly
high-spirited and perceptive debut.â€™ THE IRISH INDEPENDENT
â€˜Wynne-Jonesâ€™s sense of humour and the self-mockery of her heroine makes it both funny
and touching.â€™ TIMES LITERARY SUPPLEMENT
‘I really enjoyed it.’ Shakti Gawain, bestselling author of ‘Creative Visualisation’
Looking through the website and your books, have you done an autobiography on your life. I know the rectory at Ballyorgan, my mother came from there, Steepe. I have spent many a holiday in Glenosheen, although I live in Durban. I am too old to travel now but enjoy reading the history of the area. I will contact Kil.Cosh. Hist. Soc re their journal No. 4
I know Canon Manning and the last rector, Brian Snow.
Many thanks for your message.The rectory at Ballyorgan was a very nice place to live in…a lovely big house in beautiful countryside. And the local shop sold marshmallow mice. I really liked them when I was a little girl. We left Ballyorgan when I was very young and moved to another rectory in rural Co. Limerick. No I haven’t written an autobiograpy…not yet anyway! However I have written autiobiographical articles and ‘personal’ radio scripts.
I visited Durban many years ago. It seemed like a lovely place and very sunny!