Hegarty’s children’s debut is ‘very, very good’


22nd February, 2015
Cal McWilliams reading Darkmouth by Shane Hegarty. Picture: Feargal Ward

By Shane Hegarty

Harper Collins, €14.90

I don’t usually read fantasy books, but this is very, very good. You could picture things so well even though it’s a fantasy world that should be hard to get into – the author Shane Hegarty, who used to be a journalist with the Irish Times, really brings you into the action of the book.

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