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Author Michelle Gallen: ‘These small towns hold a lot more power than people think’

How a summer job in a shirt factory led Michelle Gallen to an inspiring novel about hope, friendship and the NI social divide, writes Amy Cochrane

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Author Michelle Gallen. Photograph: Brideen Baxter and Deci Gallen/Simpletapestry.com

Author Michelle Gallen. Photograph: Brideen Baxter and Deci Gallen/Simpletapestry.com

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Michelle Gallen. Photo Credit: Brideen Baxter and Deci Gallen/ Simple Tapestry.

Michelle Gallen. Photo Credit: Brideen Baxter and Deci Gallen/ Simple Tapestry.

Factory Girls by Michelle Gallen

Factory Girls by Michelle Gallen

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Author Michelle Gallen. Photograph: Brideen Baxter and Deci Gallen/Simpletapestry.com

Northern Irish author Michelle Gallen’s latest release Factory Girls was based on what she was once told was an “embarrassing” stint of work experience during a summer home from university.

Little did she know back then that her two months working in a shirt factory in Castlederg would lead to one of her very first book ideas which has finally come to fruition.


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