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Derry author Jane Buckley: I published my own book after agents resisted a Troubles tale

NI conflict is a subject they're happy to brush under the carpet, she says

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High hopes: Author Jane Buckley sent her manuscript to 40 or 50 agents

High hopes: Author Jane Buckley sent her manuscript to 40 or 50 agents

High hopes: Author Jane Buckley sent her manuscript to 40 or 50 agents

A Londonderry author has said she is self-publishing a book on the Troubles after it was turned down by literary agents "wary" of the subject matter.

Jane Buckley (54) is to release the first instalment of her 'Stones Corner' series on February 1, to coincide with the 49th anniversary of Bloody Sunday this weekend.

'Stones Corner: Turmoil' is a 'historical fiction' novel portraying life in Derry in the 1970s. It is a thriller set after the fallout of Bloody Sunday and focuses on the survival of one of the city's last remaining shirt factories, featuring a young Catholic girl who falls in love with her boss at the factory, a Protestant.


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