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Whatever Happened to Birdy Troy?

On sale

1st February 2024

Price: £14.99

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Selected: ebook / ISBN-13: 9781399726818

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SHE WAS THE NEXT BIG THING . . . UNTIL SHE DISAPPEARED

‘Exciting and at times heart-breaking, this book is a must for fans of Daisy Jones and the Six‘ CARMEL HARRINGTON

‘Riveting, original … Rachael English ups her game with each book’ ROISIN MEANEY

‘A compelling page-turner … Rachael English is a gifted storyteller’ ANNE TIERNAN

In the early 1980s, The Diamonds – Ireland’s trailblazing all-woman rock band – were on the brink of international success. Their debut single ‘Too Much Not Enough’ was soaring in the British charts. Then, as suddenly as they’d arrived, they vanished. It was the last anyone would hear of songwriter, guitarist and legend-in-the-making Birdy Troy.

Stacey Nash, host of the popular podcast ‘Whatever Happened To …?’, becomes fascinated with the band that
broke up before she was born. How could four young women with so much promise just disappear?

As problems mount in her own life, Stacey is drawn deeper into unravelling the mystery. But, after forty years, and with the band’s members reluctant to cooperate, is it too late for the truth to emerge?

WHATEVER HAPPENED TO BIRDY TROY? is a rollercoaster journey through the rise and fall of four unforgettable friends and bandmates, in a music scene where darkness lurks beneath a veneer of glamour.

See what readers are saying about Whatever Happened to Birdy Troy?

‘I loved every minute of this book . . . [it] definitely reminded me of Daisy Jones and the Six and I’d expect all DJ fans will enjoy this book too’

‘A poignant tale of secrets, resilience, and the enduring bonds of family . . . this novel captivates from start to finish

I absolutely loved this story! The writing is fantastic . . . This is my first Rachael English book but it certainly won’t be my last’

I LOVED this book!

‘An engaging and totally immersive read … would thoroughly recommend

Amazing, brilliant

‘This cleverly crafted and impeccably told story deserves to be read far and wide . . . there’s something for everyone here’

Just wonderful

I loved this book so much. I just sobbed at the ending. It’s a book that I’ll have to pause after before starting another one, because this needs to be absorbed and sat with for a while . . . Birdy is an unforgettable character’

‘Sometimes it will make you want to dance around the room, sometimes it’ll pull at your heartstrings and leave you with a lump in your throat … an engaging, moving, bittersweet, yet enjoyable story that needs to be told for women like Birdy everywhere’

I could not put it down. An exceptionally well written novel. Rachel English is a wonderful storyteller

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Reviews

Sunday Independent
Witty dialogue and uniquely Irish storytelling
RTÉ Guide
Rachael English's latest novel is an entertaining tale tinged with nostalgia for the way things were
VIP Magazine
If you were a teenager in the 70s/80s, you'll feel right at home in these pages
Irish Times
A sensory and nostalgic delight. At its heart, it's a moving story about the vulnerability of youth, the importance of friendship and the abuse of power
Woman's Way
You'll be gripped by the mystery