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A unforgettable story about one woman’s struggle to do the best for her child.

Laura Quinn has lived on the same remote yet beautiful island off the West Coast of Ireland since she was born, and leaving it behind seems the only way for her life to really begin.
A year later, Laura is back, and this time she is not alone; the company of her new baby, Matthew, is all she needs. But the consequences of her return are astonishing, and soon Laura has courageous decisions to make – decisions that could last a lifetime and break her heart for ever.
Stylish and captivating, Little Beauty tells a powerful story of love, motherhood and one woman’s courage to survive.

Reviews

A starkly beautiful and haunting work

Donal Ryan

Finely crafted and featuring a brilliantly complicated heroine, Jameson’s heartbreaking third novel is a moving story about social mores and the power of parental love.

Irish Times

Original characters and flinty dialogue . . . [a] darkly stylish tale of human behaviour

The Sunday Times

Funny, engaging and ultimately heart-breaking . . . an impressive portrayal of motherhood and sacrifice.

Irish Independent

A colourful, fast-paced read

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A starkly beautiful and haunting work

Donal Ryan

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Formats & editions

  • Paperback

    9781781620021

    June 15, 2014

    Black Swan Ireland

    368 pages

    RRP $19.99

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  • EBook

    9781448127665

    July 4, 2013

    Transworld Digital

    368 pages

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