Niamh Boyce: Writer - The Herbalist, Inside the Wolf, Her Kind...
Thursday, May 16, 2019
Hot Press Interview
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Her Kind: 'A beautifully absorbing novel, illuminating the remarkable story of a woman whose life has been since subsumed by folklore. Highly Recommended.'
Hot Press - Roisin Dwyer
Here's an excerpt from the recent Hot Press Interview with Roisin Dwyer...
Live From the Witch Trials
A re-imagining of the events leading to Ireland’s first witch trial, Niamh Boyce’s Her Kind is a brilliantly compelling effort.
When you think of medieval women you think of cowed, subservient people,” says Niamh Boyce, sitting in Cassidy’s Hotel, where we’re discussing her new work Her Kind. “Alice Kyteler was incredibly powerful. She was one of the first money lenders and a property owner. She was a mature older woman who had four husbands. If she existed, how many others that we don’t know about did? We know a version of history which the powerful wanted us to know.”.
Her Kind – the title is a nod to the Anne Sexton poem – is an historical reimagining of the events leading to Ireland’s first witch trial, told primarily through the story of Alice’s servant Petronelle..... Read the full Article Here.
Signed Copies - There are now signed copies in Dubray Books in Kilkenny and Grafton Street; The Book Centres in Kilkenny and Wexford; Woodbine Books, Kilcullen; Easons, Newbridge; The Gutter Bookshop in Temple Bar; and in all Easons in Dublin City. I was delighted to discover that Her Kind is still a best seller in Dubray Bookshop and in The Book Centre in Kilkenny! Thank you so much readers and booksellers.