Book Launch: Lucia - The Girl who Danced in Shadows by Joyce Garvey
Monday 11 December 2017
6.30pm–8.30pm | All welcome
All are welcome to the launch of Lucia: The Girl who Danced in Shadows by Joyce Garvey. A novel based on historical fact, it is set in Northampton Asylum in England from 1951 to 1983 where Lucia Joyce (daughter of James Joyce) and Violet Gibson (the woman who shot Mussolini) spent the latter years of their lives.
It is a story of an incredible love. It is a story of injustice. It is a story of the fine line between sanity and madness, but most of all, it is a story of the power of friendship and creativity, of the joy of music and dance and art, and of Lucia and Violet’s plight, having relinquished their bodies to hold on to their souls.
About the author
Dr Joyce Garvey is a working artist and writer. A graduate of the National College of Art and Design, Dublin, Ireland she also holds an MA in Film and a PhD in Creative Writing. Her first novel, The Girl with the Monkey on her Shoulder was published by Original Writing: Ireland, in 2016 and Lucia, The Girl who Danced in Shadows is the second book in the trilogy of novels about women who lived in the shadow of famous men.