Catryn Power Short Stories Shortlisted for Sky News People’s Book Awards. Final 23 May 2017 IN LONDON.

Catryn Power Short Stories Shortlisted for Sky News People’s Book Awards. Final 23 May 2017 IN LONDON.

Patron: Frederick Forsyth CBE                                                                                Founding Patron: Dame Beryl Bainbridge DBE

Please register and vote on 16th May 2017. www.peoplesbookprize.com

READERS COMMENTS                                                                                                                     Wonderful perspective!                                                                                                                   Excellent stories                                                                                                                                   An engaging and imaginative set of short stories told with all the Irish eloquence that Catryn combines with her experiences and knowledge of the wonderfully colourful Irish people. Well done Catryn on a fine book.

Fascinating Book written by a lady who is a mind of information, so well written it has your heart pounding awaiting the outcome of the adventures in each chapter….
These stories are truly absorbing, Catryn takes the reader on a surprising journey to places you couldn’t expect to find yourself. Very enjoyable read.
Great stories, keep up the great work Cathryn
Catryn is a lovely person and writes with a passion.
What a wonderful book of stories please keep writing more books
Most engaging stories
Outstanding!
Delightful mix of archaeological information and mystery/magic.Entirely plausible in an Ireland which still retains a sense of mystery and a feel for the other world.
Very well written. Kept me interested at all times and I wondered what was going to happen next. A very exciting book
wonderful stories and a trip down memory lane
This book is a very enlightening read. It is an amazing compilation of archaeological incidents and imaginary ghost stories. It held my interest from the first page to the last sentence. It is so well written and can be picked up at any chapter. It is hard to put down once one gets engrossed in it.
Really enjoyed reading the stories in this book and especially enjoyed the archaeological intrigues. Highly recommend the book to readers that enjoy history and mysteries!
a very enjoyable read. It reminded me of the ghost stories of old with a very diverse set of characters
An excellent read
This is a fascinating collection of stories set in different times and places, each one unique in its approach to the telling of the story. Settings and characters become real and familiar to the reader, engaging our interest, weaving their way into our consciousness, involving us, moving us to care about happens. Catryn “does” the supernatural superbly, the first story in the collection, “The Hairpin Bends”, was worthy of Hitchcock and quite unforgettable. The brooding air of menace, delicately hinted at, raises the stories from the ordinary to the extra special. Unputdownable. Catryn’s mastery of language, her ability to paint a word picture, her enthusiasm and knowledge of her subject matter, make this a beautifully crafted book.
Catryn Power is a natural writer,this book was so easy to read and the characters are wonderful. I really enjoyed it.
Great read, plenty of archaeological intrigue
This is excellent work
Best of luck Catryn. I’m enjoying reading the stories. You deserve to win
I’m looking forward to reading more of Catryn’s stories.
Fantastic original work and for a great cause.
A wonderful read.
Excellent read really enjoyed all the stories.
A most entertaining read, highly recommended.
A lovely read particularly for anyone with an interest in archaeology.
Captivating read, her life experience and histories provide great material for her stories, well done.
A quirky set of stories!
Catryn’s collection of stories reflect her vast knowledge of Irish history, and bring characters back to life with passion — a passion for life she also possesses. How she manages to accomplish so much in her life has me in awe. Donating the proceeds to her Parkinson’s support group is typical of her generous nature! And it makes the book even more special.
Very enjoyable use of Catryns experiences in Archeology
Lovely interesting stores about ghostly archaeological tales that keeps the reader interested in east tale.
Catryn Power’s book of short stories fires the imagination by drawing on her experience as an archeologist. There’s intrigue and a link with the past in every story which combined with Catryn’s humour made this a very enjoyable and interesting read. Definitely a book to be relished and revisited!
Very enjoyable read. Great to encourage new readers.
Well done
Very enjoyable use of Catryns experiences in Archeology
Lovely interesting stores about ghostly archaeological tales that keeps the reader interested in east tale.
Catryn Power’s book of short stories fires the imagination by drawing on her experience as an archeologist. There’s intrigue and a link with the past in every story which combined with Catryn’s humour made this a very enjoyable and interesting read. Definitely a book to be relished and revisited!
Very enjoyable read. Great to encourage new readers.
Well done
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I HAVE WRITTEN A BOOK OF SHORT STORIES WHICH INVOLVE HISTORIC MEDICINE, GHOSTS, DETECTIVES, FORENSICS AND SMUGGLERS ETC
It is my first book, though I have 60 publications which include academic articles primarily my work as an archaeologist and physical anthropologist in books and journals. These short stories are based on locations  primarily in Ireland. Onstream at Cloghroe, Blarney are the publishers. This book was launched by Marty Morrissey, well known sports commentator with RTE.
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Catryn Power Short Stories

By Catryn Power
ISBN 9781897685570
Category short stories
Summer 2016

Synopsis

Catryn Power’s debut collection of short fiction is a love letter to her career in archaeology.
We meet the ghost of a French nurse, a forensic anthropologist solving a decades-old murder, and an international gem smuggler.
Join her characters as they escape attackers in an ancient crypt, relive the murder of an old Irish knight and uncover human remains in the trenches of World War One.
Intrigue and forensics fuse in these ethereal tales of history and the supernatural. Power’s stories will captivate and surprise you.

Author’s Biography

Catryn Power is a former Cork County Archaeologist who specialises in palaeopathology and physical anthropology. She has worked on numerous excavations throughout Ireland and abroad and taught at both undergraduate and postgraduate level in University College Cork. She has written internationally on her projects for journals and magazines. In 2012, she was shortlisted by the Fish Short Story Prize for ‘The Officer’s Son’ and in 2013 her story ‘Thomas and Marigold’ was shortlisted for the Cinnamon Press Short Story Prize.
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in archaeology

Thursday, 1st October, 2015 12:00am

A former Cork County archaeologist has launched her debut collection of short fiction.

Catryn Power’s first collection of short stories is a love letter to her career in archaeology and are based on locations primarily in Ireland.

Readers of the book will meet the ghost of a French nurse, a forensic anthropologist solving a decade-old murder, as well as an international gem smuggler.

Bookworms will join her characters as they escape attackers in an ancient crypt, relive the murder of an old Irish knight and uncover human remains in the trenches of World War One.

Profits from the collection of seven stories will towards the Cork Parkinsons Support Group.Marty Morrissey launched the book last night in Waterstones to 200 people. Marty and Catryn studied archaeology together at UCC.

The book is available from Waterstones and retails at €10.

– See more at: http://www.corkindependent.com/news/topics/articles/2015/10/01/4106730-a-love-letter-to-a-long-career-in-archaeology/#sthash.1FQudZT4.dpuf

THE BOOK WAS LAUNCHED BY MARTY MORRISSEY ON 3OTH SEPT 2015

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FRIENDS MARIAN, MARGARET, MARIAN AND JENNY WITH CATRYN

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5 Responses “A BOOK OF SHORT STORIES BY CATRYN POWER 2015” →
  1. Loreen Sweeney

    October 5, 2015

    Have read the book as I am very luck to be able to call Catryn a Friend. It had me spell bound turning the pages.

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    • MANY THANKS LOREEN. THAT IS WONDERFUL. IT MAKES ME GLAD THAT THE STORIES WERE PUBLISHED.
      YOU MUST HAVE BEEN ONE OF THE FIRST TO HAVE READ THEM. BEST WISHES, CATRYN

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  2. Here you have seven quirky and original short stories, just like their author! They are imbued with a strong sense of justice and humanity and contain elements of poignancy as well as Catryn’s inimitable sense of humour.

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