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The Secret Scripture by Sebastian Barry


Booker shortlist and Costa winner.
Literary, well written and accessible. Our latest book group read.
Set on the west coast of Ireland Co Sligo 1900’s in a crumbling mental home. Roseanne has been a patient here for 60 years and when the hospital has to close Dr Greene has to access her to see where she should be placed.
We find out how she gets here and the horrible way clergy and men treated women in those times.

Score 7.5/10

Date read March 2009

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