Look into the Eye: Good Christmas read

16th Dec 2013

IWDG member and author, Jenni Barrett, has published a new book. called "Look into the Eye" it is the story of two quite different people and their ambitions and problems during the "Celtic Tiger" years in Dublin. Thee story follows Melanie, an Arts Director and Richard a business journalist and is set against the backdrop of the anti-whaling campaign in Antarctica.  Published by Poolbeg

Melanie McQuaid is firmly fixated on the future, whilst journalist Richard Blake is stuck resolutely in the past. Sparks fly when they first meet, until Richard’s traumatic past catches up with him and a dramatic turn of events changes the course of both their lives. Set in the twilight years of Celtic Tiger Ireland, Look Into the Eye takes readers on a journey through the mystical fjords of Norway and the balmy Pacific Ocean, inviting them to share in the magic of a close encounter with whales in the wild.

IWDG Executive officer Simon Berrow who has just finished the book said "the story was slow at the beginning as the characters developed but it soon got into the swing and I was interested to know what happended to each of the two main characters. The ending was predictable but the experiences of both characters were very humorous and endearing. First book I have read all the way through for ages !!".

Jenni attended one of the IWDG whalewatching weekends on Cape Clear which helped to inspire the story.

Look into the Eye is a soul-searching, humorous, touching debut novel from Jennifer Barrett, a writer with a deep understanding of these gentle giants. Jennifer has written a heart-wrenchingly beautiful and moving story about the impact of a magical encounter with whales on two troubled lives.

Jenny is donating 10% of her royalties for this book to IWDG so do support her and enjoy this read over Christmas

It is available now for people to buy in Easons, independent bookshops and online on Amazon.com (mybook.to/LookintotheEye). From December 6th it will also be on sale in Tescos supermarkets.


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