1949- ; b. 9 Sept., Dublin; ed. National College of Art and UCD; m. Roy
Foster c. 1974; a novel, The First Time (1988), a gorwin-up
novel about Rosy OGrady, a schoolgirl in London whose mother is
a spirited single woman with a new man friend; Safe in the Kitchen
(London: Hamish Hamilton 1993), 346pp., centred on Rita Fitzgerald who
marries a supporter of de Valera and travels with him on the fund-raising
trip to America; reviews freq. in Times Literary Supplement. DIL2
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The First Time (London: Walker Books 1988), teenagers novel; Safe in the Kitchen (London: Hamish Hamilton 1993), 346pp.
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See Christine St Peter, Changing Ireland: Strategies in Contemporary
Womens Fiction (London: Macmillan 2000).
Harshly reviewed by Deirdre Madden, who takes a sternly nationalist standpoint
and comments inter alia that her lack of political awareness is
monumental; in Fortnight Review, Summer Books (Aug. 1994),