Plus author Maggie O'Farrell discusses her ninth novel, A Marriage Portrait

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Stuck for inspiration about what to buy the passionate readers in your life? The Women’s Podcast has got you covered.

We  asked our book clubbers Bernice Harrison, Niamh Towey, Ann and Róisín Ingle to tell us about the books they’ve enjoyed reading this year.

This episode is bursting with their great suggestions, including two memorable memoirs, two set in the North and a book “for anyone who’s had a hard year or a life changing year”, plus lots more.

Later on in the episode, you’ll also hear from the author of one of those book recommendations: Maggie O’Farrell, who will be discussing her ninth novel, A Marriage Portrait.


She talks to podcast presenter Róisín Ingle about the tragic and somewhat true story of Lucrezia di Cosimo de’Medici who inspired the vivid, moving tale.

Suzanne Brennan

Suzanne Brennan

Suzanne Brennan is an audio producer at The Irish Times