Belfast Girls is the story of three girls – Sheila, Phil and Mary – growing up into the new emerging post-conflict Belfast of money, drugs, high fashion and crime; and of their lives and loves.
Sheila, a supermodel, is kidnapped. Phil is sent to prison. Mary, surviving a drug overdose, has a spiritual awakening.
It is also the story of the men who matter to them –
John Branagh, former candidate for the priesthood, a modern Darcy, someone to love or hate. Will he and Sheila ever get together? Davy Hagan, drug dealer, ‘mad, bad and dangerous to know’. Is Phil also mad to have anything to do with him?
Although from different religious backgrounds, starting off as childhood friends, the girls manage to hold on to that friendship in spite of everything.
A book about contemporary Ireland and modern life. A book which both men and women can enjoy - thriller, romance, comedy, drama - and much more ....
Podcast produced by Raymond McCullough,
Precious Oil Productions Ltd
The story now travels back in time to Sheila's childhood, where she first meets Phil and they soon become close friends.
Gerry McCullough reads the first chapter of her recently published novel Belfast Girls :
Sheila Doherty – the Belfast girl grown up to be a supermodel – prepares for a fashion show at the Magnifico Hotel, in the newly regenerated city centre.
Unknown to Sheila her ex-boyfriend, John Branagh, is at that moment driving towards the hotel to interview a politician. But the fashion show is about to have a far more dramatic interruption ....
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