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Abbie Greaves: I knew I’d always write a character from Belfast

The author’s protagonist in her new novel is a native of the city. She explains why she took inspiration from Belfast and why it’s important to pay it forward

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Abbie Greaves

Abbie Greaves

The Ends of the Earth by Abbie Greaves

The Ends of the Earth by Abbie Greaves

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Belfast skyline

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Abbie Greaves

The Ends of the Earth follows Mary, a young woman from Belfast, who leaves her hometown to follow her new boyfriend, the too-good-to-be-true Londoner Jim. Fast-forward 14 years and Mary can be found every night at Ealing station displaying a sign that reads ‘COME HOME JIM’ as she searches for her partner who disappeared seven years prior.

You drew inspiration from Belfast within The Ends of the Earth — why was that important for you?


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