It was published in Ireland in 1995, where it was an immediate runaway success. Its chatty conversational style and whimsical Irish humour appealed to all age groups, and this appeal spread to Britain when Watermelon was picked as a Fresh Talent book. She has gone on to write ten novels and two collections of journalism and short stories, all of which have been bestsellers. Marian is now published in thirty-three languages.
Marian's latest novel, The Woman Who Stole My Life, is published by Penguin (November 2014).
She was born in Limerick in 1963, and brought up in Cavan, Cork, Galway and Dublin; she spent her twenties in London, but is now living in Dún Laoghaire with her husband Tony. She includes among her hobbies, reading, movies, shoes, handbags and feminism.
@handyhazer yes it WAS me! I WAS on Great Portland Street yesterday afternoon! Hello!
Why must they be so mane? I mean, WHY? What's wrong with being nice? With greeting a body with a smile instead of a hostile stare?
Howayiz! Still in London. I'm in another 'unfamiliar' hairdressers and by Crist, I'm after taking agin them with 'some vigour'