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Launch of People of the Great Journey by O.R. Melling

People of the great Journey by O.R. Melling will be launched in Charlie Byrne's BookshopWe’re delighted to announce the launch of People of the Great Journey, by O.R. Melling, on Friday the 29th of November at 6.30pm. People of the Great Journey is published by Hay House, and has already received fantastic reviews from Eugene McCabe, Herbie Brennan, Carlo Gebler, Publisher’s Weekly and the Los Angeles Times – including  ”Melling has the gift of a poet’s tongue.” Charles de Lint, Winner of the World Fantasy Award Melling has the gift of a poet’s tongue.

About People of the Great Journey:

Olwen Mellory is called away from her life as a writer of fairy tales to take part in a week-long retreat on a remote Scottish island. ‘The Great Journey’ promises to be full of magical wisdom and visionary experiences. It’s an invitation she can’t resist.

But within hours of arriving at the imposing Dunesfort House and meeting her companions in the circle, Olwen’s adventure takes an unexpected turn. Before long, her daytime explorations of mystical practices are paired with night-time dreams and phantasms that blur the line between the real and the imaginary. As the enigmatic but vaguely sinister course director asserts his authority in a bid to create an act of modern alchemy, Olwen begins to wonder in whom she can trust.

After a shocking event in the circle Olwen flees across the moors to the Callanish Stones, only to find herself caught in an ancient moon rite. Will this final calling free her from her personal demons forever, or will it be the beginning of a new nightmare?

About O.R. Melling:

O.R. Melling was born in Ireland and grew up in Canada with her seven sisters and two brothers. Her home is Bray, Co. Wicklow, a small town by the sea, but at present she is helping to run a Tibetan Buddhist Centre in the Irish countryside. This work has brought her to Outer Mongolia and across the Gobi Desert. Melling has a BA in Philosophy and Celtic Studies and an MA in Medieval Irish History.

The launch takes place on Friday the 29th of November, at 6.30pm, in our Middle Street Shop, and as always, everyone is welcome to attend!

 

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