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A classic Irish novel about a servant girl who bears a child to one of two brothers but will not reveal which one.
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Sam Hanna Bell was a novelist, short story writer and playwright. Born in Scotland in 1909 but raised in Raffrey, County Down, he studied at Belfast College of Art. From 1945 to 1969, he was a features producer for the Northern Ireland Home Service (subsequently BBC Radio Ulster). He died in 1990. His first collection of short stories, Summer Loanen, was published in 1943. His novels include The Hollow Ball (1961), A Man Flourishing (1973) and Across the Narrow Sea (1987). His best-loved novel is December Bride. A brilliant film adaptation of the novel starring Donal McCann was released in Irish cinemas in 1990.Review:
a quiet, compassionate story * New York Times * invested with a disquieting and sullen beauty * Saturday Review of Literature * perhaps the best novel about Northern Irish life, which has yet appeared * Irish Times *
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