'Sweet tale' of a Rose

Published 15/04/2009 | 09:09

THE supernatural love of a fictional Rose of Tralee is the subject of a new book, ' Always and Forever: Katie the Rose of Tralee' by Annette Dunlea.

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The book, described as 'a sweet Irish tale of two farmers' children falling in love and marrying,' is set in Tralee in the 1980s and centres on Katie's coming of age. She wins The Rose of Tralee Festival and on that night her boyfriend goes on bended knee and proposes. It is the beginning of the rest of her life. They marry but a terrible fate falls on the family.

The book costs €11.31 in paperback or on download www.alwaysroseoftralee.synthasite.com for €3.70.

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