Saints and Sinners
A fast-paced historical thriller set in Victorian Glasgow, Saints and Sinners brilliantly captures the desperation and poverty riddling the Irish immigrant community of the city's East End. Told through the varying perspectives of the three main characters - a fugitive, a priest and a prostitute: two brothers and the woman they both love - Paul Cuddihy's debut novel depicts the conflicting devotions of Victorian society. Mick Costello, on the run from the British authorities, flees Galway for Glasgow, but is still being hunted. Once across the water Mick catches up with his brother, Thomas, a Catholic priest involved in the murky world of Irish republicanism on the orders of the Church hierarchy. Both brothers fall in love with Kate Riordan - a Donegal girl working as a prostitute. Allegiances are tried and loyalties tested as each character struggles for redemption on the unkind streets of Glasgow. And as the plot thickens, with pledges of faith clashing with the passions of love, the novel's stunning climax will find each character facing a decision that could shatter their lives forever.
Published: 6th April 2010
Format: Paperback 234x156mm
Extent: 288 pages
Paul Cuddihy is the editor of the Celtic View, the official magazine of Celtic Football Club. In 2009 he wrote the best-selling biography Tommy Burns: A Supporter Who Got Lucky. He was also the co-author of The Best of the Celtic View, while he also edited a number of books for the club including The Road To Seville and The Official Tribute To Henrik Larsson. In 2004 he was one of the prize-winners of the inaugural Scotsman/Orange Short Story Competition. Paul Cuddihy was born in 1966 and lives in Bishopbriggs, Glasgow with his wife and three children.
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