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Dear friends,

Thanks to all who picked up a copy or shared some love for The Pawnbroker’s Reward over the past two weeks. Your response has been nothing short of amazing and I am beyond moved. But more importantly, trust that the good vibes you are sending out there is your part well played in helping to share a truly powerful story that I believe is beautiful and worth sharing. Please keep posting images of your copies and if you can spare a few moments I’d be so grateful of any online reviews.


Praise for The Pawnbroker’s Reward
A powerful and gripping piece of writing from a born storyteller, a tale shaped with the lyricism of a songwriting giant.’
Joseph O’Connor, author of Star of the Sea. 

Immensely personal.’
– John Boyne, The Irish Times and author of ‘The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas.’

“A detailed and evocative telling of one of our nation’s darkest stories. The Pawnbroker’s Reward brings the famine to life and infuses it with a humanity often missing from historical accounts.”
– Ray Darcy, broadcaster, RTÉ Radio 1.

“Holds absolutely nothing back … Brilliantly Realised.”
– Éilis O’Regan, Irish Independent.

“Beautifully achieved … I think he’s started a whole new great career for himself.”
– Nadine O’Regan, Sunday Business Post.

‘The narrative is just like his singing voice, full of powerful strength and compassion; a born storyteller in words as well as in music.’
 Michael Harding, author, columnist, playwright.

Lucid, lovingly-written and lyrical, The Pawnbroker’s Reward faithfully captures the horrors of the early months of the Great Hunger.’
– Professor Christine Kinealy, historian, author, founding director of Ireland’s Great Hunger Institute, Quinnipiac.

“A fantastic piece of work. It is amazing. Based on real people and informed by contemporary records of the time. The research in the book is impeccable.“
– Pat Kenny, broadcaster, Newstalk FM.

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