Novel released by Mill Volunteer Usher

The Letter by Tony McGettigan, Dundrum, south Dublin

Tony McGettigan, one of the Mill’s regular volunteer ushers has released his first full length novel “The Letter”. Congratulations Tony!

“The Letter” is a moving love story set in Kerry. It is sometimes funny, sometimes sad but always warm and affectionate. In a hard-bitten, cynical world, is “true love for life” an outdated, foolish idea? The beauty of the Kerry setting is a strong secondary theme. In some ways “The Letter” is a story of two loves, the love of Brendan and Emer, the story’s main protagonists, and the love of the Tralee Bay/ Dingle Peninsula setting. The story unfolds within the “frame” of a three-day backpack trek over the mountains of the Dingle Peninsula, from Tralee to the Atlantic Ocean. In an unusual touch for a novel today, the book includes seven lovely, colour photographs that evoke sensitively the story’s setting.

In addition to his short stories, Tony has co-authored three, very successful, hard-back books with photographer Francis Twomey – “Beara The Unexplored Peninsula” (2007), “Lovely Flows the Lee” (2009), and “The Inhabited Islands of West Cork” (2012). Earlier this year (2014), his fourth hard-back book, “The Ascent of Mount Elgon”, was published by Woodpark Publications. Now in stock in Eason, Dundrum Town Centre, or order from any bookseller, quoting Woodpark Publications, “The Letter”, ISBN 978-0-9557554- 4-6. Also available online from (Eprint Bookstore) and from – or order direct by emailing Retail Price €12.50 (+ €3.50 for Post, if applicable). “The Letter” will also be available as an Ebook from Kindle and Epub.