Her first novel for young adults, Could This Be Love, I Wondered? (1994) was selected for the 1996 edition of the International Youth Library's White Ravens. It was followed by Could I Love a Stranger?, a sequel containing the fictional diary of a young Jewish girl's life in Nazi Germany, extracts of which are woven through the modern teenage story. The trilogy was completed with Call Yourself a Friend?.
Faraway Home is a new departure for Marilyn, having a strong historical basis and being set in Northern Ireland during the Second World War. It has recently won the prestigious Bisto Book of the Year Award.
When Hetty’s family move to Martin Street near Portobello bridge in Dublin, they’re not sure of their welcome.
Publisher: O'Brien Press