Travel through Ireland past and present with Ann Mann’s magical tale surrounding Irish dance
Ann Mann's latest novel described as 'a very descriptive and lively read' by Gloria Hunniford, author and broadcaster.
“Haunting and suspenseful. A delightful read.” – Ireland Today
“I just loved this book” – Caroline Graham, creator of Midsomer Murders
“Pure magic!” – Louise Keegan, The Keegan Academy of Irish Dance
“A page-turner that you don’t want to miss!” – James Keegan, Lead Dancer, ‘Lord of the Dance’
Having developed a love of Ireland since first visiting as a child, Ann Mann’s latest novel Arcanum is a celebration of life with all its joy, pain and mystery, set against a backdrop of Irish dancing. “I attended the Yeats Summer School in the sixties and I became aware of the amazing artistic and cultural contribution that Irish writers, artists and musicians had made to the world,” explains Ann, who later returned to the Summer School as a lecturer with her own thesis ‘Yeats & Music’.
Arcanum is a supernatural novel set in past and present Ireland, which tells of the human spirit’s desire to overcome adversity. When a troupe of Irish dancers disappear, the police and the world are left baffled. While Silas Murphy and Clodagh Trevor embark on their own desperate search for their friends and colleagues, a strange and complex labyrinth of events unfold, influenced by the age-old divinatory symbolism of the Tarot cards.
Copies of Ann's magical novel, Arcanum, are available upon request from Matador.
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