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Article  •  3 July 2017

 

A note from Monica

Start reading an exclusive animated extract of The Trip of a Lifetime.

I’m delighted to share something special with you – an animated version of Chapter 2 of The Trip of a Lifetime. I think it is beautiful – the cover art blending perfectly with images of Ireland and the Clare Valley. I hope you all enjoy the wonderful animation – and the chapter too, of course. 

Read the animated extract > 

 


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