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Ahern delivers again with an imaginative tale

FICTION: Lyrebird, By Cecelia Ahern, HarperCollins, €13.50

Nadine O’Regan

Arts Editor and Columnist

@nadineoregan
27th November, 2016
Cecelia Ahern: the novelist has a good eye for the bigger picture

There’s no arguing with Cecelia Ahern’s statistics: as the back page of her new novel Lyrebird attests, the Irish writer, still just 35, has been published in nearly 50 countries and sold over 25 million copies of her novels worldwide.

What has occasionally been in dispute is her ability: at the beginning of her career, the daughter of the former taoiseach suffered from accusations of nepotism – accusations of a bizarre nature, in truth,...

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