The Scarlet Ribbon follows James Quinn, a young Irish surgeon battling prejudice, suspicion and personal demons in his controversial quest to change the face of medicine. Following his marriage, tragedy strikes, thrusting James into a life of turmoil, alcohol and despair. Throwing himself into his work, the young surgeon eventually begins to find solace in the most unexpected of places. From the backstreets of Paris, through the glittering social whirl of London, and finally back to Ireland again, this is a story of the thorns of love and the harsh reality of life in the eighteenth century, where nothing is simple and complications of all kinds surround James Quinn, man midwife.
"One of the first two fiction titles published by the History Press of Ireland. The book throws a different light on Irish history to most Irish fiction. . . . We see Dublin as the wealthy and sophisticated 'second city of the British empire' at the cutting edge of science. I look forward to forthcoming titles." --Historical Novel Society
About Derry O'Dowd
Derry O'Dowd is the pen name for the writing team of Katy O'Dowd and her father Michael O'Dowd. Katy is a journalist and editor who has written for newspapers, magazines, and online for more than 15 years, including Time Out, Associated Newspapers, Comic Relief, and the Times. Michael is chair of the Institute of Obstetrics and Gynaecology in Ireland.
The Scarlet Ribbon by Derry O'Dowd
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