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1983 – an unforgettable summer of rebellion, first love and shared secrets for four teenage friends and ABBA fans. Three decades on, and much has changed . . . Devoted wife and mother-of-two Maggie Corcoran can barely recall the freedom of those halcyon days, as she comes to terms with some life-shattering news – alone. Reclusive ex-pop star Daniel Smith is reluctantly back in the super trouper limelight, and problems close to home are challenging his desperate need to hide away.Dee, now a successful business woman, has come a long way since her wild youth. But while she’s very bit a force to be reckoned with in the boardroom, her marriage tells a different story.And for the once shy and retiring Charlie, life has changed in ways the four could never have imagined. But personal happiness has come at a heart-breaking price.When Maggie decides to reform the old crowd for an ABBA reunion concert in Stockholm, old memories are reawakened, good and bad. And each discovers that to lay the past to rest, sometimes you’ve got to take a chance on the future . . .

Reviews

Praise for Brian Finnegan
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'With his zeitgeist debut novel, Brian Finnegan - well-known media commentator and editor of GCN, Ireland's gay magazine - brings us a warm, funny, touching, sexy, romantic, thoroughly enjoyable, brilliantly-plotted page-turner, whose faith in the redemptive power of our love offers a ray of sunshine for our gloomy times.'
Adrienne Murphy, Hot Press
'An amusing read about coping with new beginnings'
Stellar magazine
'The beauty of The Forced Redundancy Film Club is that it can - like all classic movies - be enjoyed, not specifically by just women or just men, but by anyone who loves a good story'
entertainment.ie
A refreshing change of pace for Irish books aimed at women...with enough romance and intrigue to keep you reading whether you're on the beach or the bus
Irish Independent
Brian Finnegan has created an absorbing read with lots of plot, and the locations and characters inject extra zest
Irish Times