I am delighted to announce that my well-received novel Peeling Oranges, a love story which intersects the histories of two countries, Ireland and Spain, has now been published as an audio book. Buy or listen to a free sample beautifully narrated by Ganapathy Subrahmaniam at or
Peeling Oranges tells the story of how Derek Foley, while sifting through his late father’s diaries and his mother’s correspondence with an IRA man, discovers that Patrick Foley, a diplomat in Franco’s Spain, was not really his father. Derek’s mother, who is ailing, is unwilling to discuss the past, forcing her son on a quest that will plunge him into the early history of Irish diplomacy, taking him to Spain and later to Northern Ireland, until he discovers who his real father was — with tragic consequences. Peeling Oranges is a novel full of personal and political intrigue, fraught with ideology, as it intersects the histories of two emergent nations — Ireland and Spain. It is also a beautiful and lyrically written love story of childhood sweethearts — the apolitical Derek and the passionate nationalist, Sinéad Ní Shúilleabháin.
‘In the vast sea of fiction Peeling Oranges is a true hidden gem.’ Malka in
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You might like to read my interview about the provenance of Peeling Oranges at
Peeling Oranges is also translated into the following languages:


Author: James Lawless

Irish novelist, poet and short story writer.

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