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In 1940s Ireland and on a remote Irish island, two young lovers are beset by tragedy. Set against the backdrop of the west coast of Ireland and wartime London this is a story about loss, friendship and the power of true love.

'InThe Lost Garden, Kate Kerrigan does what she does best – she whisks you off into another time and place and makes the unexpected happen with effortless ease.

Irish Independent


Dear Reader,

thank you so much for accepting the gift of my book The Island.

At this time of uncertainty, I wanted to put something out in the world which might help people find some solace or escape. The only thing I have is my stories and of them all, I felt that this book (originally published as The Lost Garden) was the most relevant for what is happening at this time. Isolation and quietude is part of island life - and also a writers life, and I enjoyed my time on Achill Island, writing this book. There is landscape, war, endurance, the kindness of decent neighbours, the passion of young love - beauty and nature and redemption. I hope this is a novel will comfort you, entertain you and carry you to a time and place that reminds you that there is resilient part of us which Covid19 can never touch - our humanity.

I hope you enjoy and feel free to share the gift and pass this link along.

Stay safe.

With love from Ireland,


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