Cora Harrison

Cora Harrison

Mullaghmore mountain on the Burren, County Clare, Ireland

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Joan Evans writes from England
Hello again Cora,
Its good to see that so many people are enjoying your books.I,however,am a lady-in -waiting as I don't want to skip a book and read out of sequence.I am trying to obtain a copy of "Writ in stone".I have been waiting months for an order from two very well known sources and now been informed its unobtainable.
Is there a way I can purchase from your website? I shall go mad wondering what is happening to Mara.I must not move on to the next book until I've read this one.
Thanks for your time,
Joan

Tue May 17 21:25:20 2011

 
Ron writes from USA
I have copies of all of your books because I have enjoyed reading each. I collect only authors I personally enjoy and wish to share with my nieces and nephews. My collection is my legacy to them.

I have difficulty getting signed copies of your books. Other than bringing them to you in Ireland (which I'm sure you would not want), how can I purchase copies you have signed? Do you travel out of Ireland to book signings?

Tue May 17 20:35:55 2011

 
Amy writes from USA
I will thank you so much for replying :)

Mon Apr 25 16:11:25 2011

 
Cora Harrison writes from Ireland
I certainly will do so, Amy.

Persuade as many as possible of your friends to buy it, or libraries to stock it. And then the publishers will be keen to do another one.

Mon Apr 25 14:52:26 2011

 
Amy writes from USA
I just finished reading your sequel "Jane Austen stole my boyfriend" after just starting it two Days ago. It was absolutely Brilliant! Please Think about writing a third!

Mon Apr 25 13:11:08 2011

 
Cora Harrison writes from Ireland
Niamh: I do hope that I will be able to write another Jane Austen book. They are such fun to write.

M. Vone: I agree with you and must tackle my publishers again about this issue. I'm glad that, nevertheless, you managed to enjoy the books.

Beth: Try Fergus Kelly, professor of Early Irish Law in THE DUBLIN INSTITUTE FOR ADVANCED STUDIES. This is his email:fkelly@celt.dias.ie I found his books, Early Irish Law and & Early Irish Farming excellent and most informative.

Wed Apr 20 19:45:45 2011

 
Beth Muir writes from United States
Cora,

Thanks so much for the information. It does seem that certain interpretations need to be looked at again. Are there any current libraries that have copies/translations of the Brehon laws available?

Beth

Wed Apr 20 06:09:50 2011

 
M Vone writes from USA
Absolutely love your series that takes place in the Burren or Ireland. It is definitely a beautiful area. But for those of us who can't just sit and read thru your books - and have to take breaks to work - please include a list of characters, some maps, and a glossary. Thanks so much for writing these books !

Wed Apr 20 04:57:29 2011

 
Niamh writes from Ireland
Dear Cora Harrison,

I loved "Jane Austen stole my boyfriend". I really enjoyed reading it and I hope you write a sequel. I also enjoyed the first book "I was Jane Austen's Best Friend".


Thank you,
Niamh

Tue Apr 19 22:21:02 2011

 
Cora Harrison writes from Ireland
Janis: Thank you for your appreciation. I did enjoy writing the Jane Austen books, but I have to admit that the 'Mara' books are nearest to my heart.

Tue Apr 19 19:40:24 2011

 
Cora Harrison writes from Ireland
Ruth: I'd love to do it, but it will be up to Macmillan publishers to decide whether they want another one or not.

Tue Apr 19 19:35:23 2011

 
Cora Harrison writes from Ireland
Beth:
The first recorded writing down of Brehon laws occurred in the seventh century. It is not known whether they were written previously to that, or whether the law were just retained in the oral memory of the lawyers.

Execution was very against Brehon law where a fine was normally imposed in the the case of murder or other crimes. Only the muirder of a near relative was thought to be serious enough to incur the death penalty, and in that case the guilty party was put in aboat with no oars and allowed to drift out to sea. It was felt then that the ultimate decision belonged to God.

Tue Apr 19 19:32:34 2011

 
Ruth
Hi,
I was just rereading i was Jane Austen's best friend and Jane Austen stole my boyfriend and i really hope you plan to write a third book on what happens after the wedding.

Tue Apr 19 18:02:33 2011

 
Beth Muir writes from United States
Dear Cora,

I recently found your book Eye of the Law at my local library - they put out a nice selection of books about Ireland. I'm finding the history of the law in Ireland fascinating and am wondering about the sources for the laws. I recently finished a degree in Anthropology and for one of my classes (on Mummies of the world), I wrote a paper on the Old Croghan Man and I'm wondering about a possible connection/explanation for the remains. I realize that many people with much more knowledge than myself have probably researched these previously, but I would love to learn more on my own. Thanks for your help.

You have a very great gift for storytelling and I'm looking forward to reading more of your books.

Thanks for your time,

Beth Muir

Mon Apr 18 19:11:19 2011

 
Janis Foley writes from Canada
Cora,

Except for the book, "Writ in Stone", I've read all the books in the Burren Series. I hate finishing one of them because I feel like Mara and the other wonderful characters are friends, and I miss them when I've finished a book. I hope you will be adding more books to the series.

I've also read "I Was Jane Austen's Best Friend" and since I'm a huge Austen fan, I thoroughly enjoyed the novel and learning more about Jane and her family. I will be reading the sequel, too.

I too am a teacher and appreciate your efforts to nurture a love of literacy in children, through reading and writing, with a hostorical perspective. I could go on, but let me end by saying thank you for your great books about Ireland, the land of my forebearers.

Best wishes in your future writing endeavours.

Sat Apr 16 02:23:45 2011

 
Cora Harrison writes from Ireland
Aayushi: That is quite a coincidence. I hope that you like Jenny and think that you are pleased to be sharing a birthday with her.
Have you read 'I was Jane Austen's Best Friend'? That is book one. I'm not sure whether there will be a book three or not.

Thu Apr 14 19:23:21 2011

 
Aayushi writes from England
Hello!
Yesterday, I got 'Jane Austen Stole my Boyfriend' for my birthday and it was lovely to see that Jenny Cooper and I shared the same birthday although she is 222 years older than me! I have finished the book and really enjoyed it! I was wondering if there would be another book after this sequel? (:

Thu Apr 14 16:58:28 2011

 
Cora Harrison writes from Ireland
I'm delighted that you like them, Esme.


re pronunciation I'm always worried about not doing this correctly, but very roughly:
Nuala= new-a-la
Teige= Tie-g
Turlough= Tur(as in the first three letters of turn) + lock
Malachy= Mal-a-key
Fachtnan=faught+nan

Don't know whether this helps!

Wed Apr 13 22:22:45 2011

 
Esme writes from UK
Hi

I have read all the books in the Burren series and enjoyed them immensely.

I am looking forward to following Mara and her family, friends and neighbours in future books.

Just one thing 'bothers' me and that is how to correctly pronounce the wonderful names of many of the characters - Nuala, Fachtnan, Turlough, Tiege and many more.

Thank you for providing myself and my mother with excellent stories to enjoy

Best wishes

Wed Apr 13 21:20:47 2011

 
Cora Harrison writes from Ireland
I'm not sure at the moment, Imogen. I suppose it all depends on how this one sells.
I'm delighted that you enjoyed it.

Wed Apr 6 10:52:24 2011

 
Imogen
hi cora, i have just finished reading Jane Austen stole my boyfriend and i loved it i was wondering if you planned to write a third book

Tue Apr 5 19:27:09 2011

 
Cora Harrison writes from Ireland
Reinier: It's wonderful you enjoyed the Burren when you have been to so many countries. I do hope to go on writing the books for a few more years.

Grace: A wife of 4th degree is where there is an informal union and the man visits the woman with her family's knowledge and consent. I thought I had put in the different drgrees of marriage but it must have been in one of the other books.

Lola: The sequel, 'Jane Austen Stole My Boyfriend' is out now in the UK and is available on Amazon.co.uk. Hope you enjoy it.

Geraldine: I've read Lawrence Ginnell, also, but the best books of all are the the books written by Fergus Kelly. He is a great expert.

Fri Apr 1 20:39:03 2011

 
Geraldine Long writes from USA
Dear Ms Harrison,

I thoroughly enjoyed your Burren Mysteries, I've read them all - they so peaked my interest in Brehon laws that I surfed the net and found "The Brehon Laws" by Laurence Ginnell 1894 extremely interesting. I travel quite frequently to Ireland and spend a lot of my time in Ballyvaughan and the surrounding area I love to hike the Burren and end my day in O'Loclainn's Irish Whiskey Bar.
I look forward to you next edition and thank you for a most enjoyable read.
Geraldine

Thu Mar 31 20:05:21 2011

 
LoLa writes from America
Cora,
I really enjoyed I was Jane Austen's Best Friend. It made my top list of books alongside Pride and Prejudiced. Will you be releasing a sequel of the book anytime soon. Please do say so.

Thu Mar 31 01:23:32 2011

 
Grace Drennan writes from US
Hi Cora,

I am just about finished with The Eye of the Lord and have thoroughly enjoyed it. But I am intrigued by an expression you used and cannot find any explanation or definition online:

What is a wife of the fourth degree?

Thanks!
Grace

Mon Mar 28 16:05:36 2011

 
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