The Sunrise Swimming Society by Rosie Hannigan (Signed Bookplate)

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Readers will fall head over heels for this emotional story about secrets, fresh starts and the power of friendship, set in enchanting Ireland. Your book will include a book-plate signed by the Author.

Published 29 Feb 2024

About The Book

The day Heather, Niamh and Lauren met, they promised to be best friends for life, and that instant connection only grew stronger with their weekly sunrise swims in their stunning local lake. When they left school, they agreed that, no matter where life took them, every year on midsummer’s dawn, they would meet at their old spot and swim together.

Now, fifteen years later, the tradition has faded away/disappeared in the face of life’s realities. In fact, they don’t speak any more – not since that night . . .

But this summer, they find themselves back in their Irish hometown and realise this could be their last chance to recapture what they have lost. Will their return to sunrise swimming heal each of them, and help them rekindle the friendships they once treasured?

About the Author

Rosie Hannigan is the pen name of Amy Gaffney, who hails from Kildare and is a graduate of UCD’s Creative Writing MA. In 2021 she was shortlisted for the Penguin Michael Joseph Christmas Love Story Competition. Her poetry is published in Poetry Ireland Review Issue 125, and the Irish Times Hennessy New Irish Writing. Amy’s short story Mother May I was shortlisted for the Irish Book Awards in 2019, in the Short Story of the Year category.




Rosie Hannigan



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29 Feb 2024



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