Hounds of the Morrigan by Pat O'shea

Hounds of the Morrigan

Written by Pat O'shea

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If you loved Harry Potter, then you should seriously try this captivating fantasy adventure that has just been reissued for a new generation of readers. Itâ•’s a hugely enjoyable quest featuring appealing characters and packed with invention with good versus evil all bound up in a timeless story.


Hounds of the Morrigan by Pat O'shea

This is a wonderfully written fantasy set in the west of Ireland which tells of the coming of the Great Queen who is bent on bringing destruction to the world. Only Pidge and Brigit can stop her and their task seems impossible as they're constantly trailed by the queen's hounds. But they're aided in their quest by a host of willing helpers - a glorious array of unforgettable characters. This book has been in print continuously for well over 15 years and has proved itself as one of the best-sellers on our list. It offers a fresh new look for the next generation of readers. It has been sold all over the world, and has been translated into many different languages, making it an internationally acclaimed book.


If you loved Harry Potter, try this book. Publishers Weekly If you want fantasy proper, the huge, enjoyable quest book, packed with invention, foul evil versus good, you're in luck, for such a work is The Hounds of the Morrigan. The Observer This is a most remarkable book School Librarian A most magical book. Irish Times A treat. The Observer

About the Author

Pat O'Shea was born in January, 1931 in Galway, youngest of 5 children. When she was sixteen she went to England. She worked in a bookshop. She began to write theatre plays in Manchester and got a scholarship from the British Art Council. Her first novel was the book The Hounds of the Morrigan, which took 13 years to complete. The book is still admired by new readers of all ages more than 20 years on.

She died in Manchester on 3 May 2007, at age 76.

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480 pages


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Oxford University Press

Publication date

2nd April 2009




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