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An evening with Niamh Mulvey

26 April @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Join us in welcoming Niamh Mulvey to West Kirby, to celebrate the publication of her first novel, THE AMENDMENTS.

We are pleased to welcome Niamh Mulvey to the bookshop, to discuss her first novel, THE AMENDMENTS.

Join us on Friday 26th April, 7pm when Niamh will be reading from, and discussing the book, before taking questions from the audience and signing copies of THE AMENDMENTS.


‘Extraordinary. I loved it’ — JESSIE BURTON

‘Engrossing and moving . . . gives voice to so much that’s unspoken about Ireland’

‘Wonderfully compelling . . . haunting’ —JOSEPH O’CONNOR

Delving into the lives of three generations of women, The Amendments is an extraordinary novel about love and freedom, belonging and rebellion – and about how our past is a vital presence which sits alongside us.

Nell and her partner Adrienne are about to have a baby. For Adrienne, it’s the start of a new life. For Nell, it’s the reason the two of them are sitting in a therapist’s office. Because she can’t go into this without dealing with the truth: that she has been a mother before, and now she can hardly bring herself to speak to her own mother, let alone return home to Ireland.

Nell is running out of places to hide from her past.

But to Ireland and the past is where she must go, and that is where The Amendments takes us: to the heat of Nell’s teenage years in the early 2000s, as Ireland was unpicking itself from its faith and embracing the hedonism of the Celtic Tiger. To 1983, when Nell’s mother Dolores was grappling with the tensions of the women’s rights movement. And then to the farms and suburbs and towns that made and unmade the lives at the centre of this story, bound together by the terrible secret that Nell still cannot face.

Selected by the Irish Independent, the Irish Times, the Irish Journal and VIP as one of the most anticipated novels of the year.


Niamh Mulvey is from Kilkenny, Ireland. Her short fiction has been published in The Stinging Fly, Banshee and Southword and was shortlisted for the Seán O’Faoláin Prize for Short Fiction 2020. Her short story collection, HEARTS & BONES was published in 2022. THE AMENDMENTS is her first novel.

Tickets are £5 standard admission/ £19 inc. a copy of the book. Complimentary drinks will be provided on arrival. Tickets are non-refundable but if you can’t make it to the event and would like a signed/dedicated copy of the book please let us know via email, hello@thewestkirbybookshop.com

This event is being held at The West Kirby Bookshop, 6 Grange Road, West Kirby, CH48 4HA.


26 April
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm


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