Read The Truth Must Dazzle Gradually by Helen Cullen!

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We’re offering book clubs and libraries the chance to read Helen Cullen’s second book, The Truth Must Dazzle Gradually, ahead of publication. For the chance to get involved please email using the contact details below.

A digital/PDF copy of the book will be sent to each book club member and additional materials are available such as printable quote cards/table headers, social media assets and reading group questions.

‘A beautiful bittersweet story of love, loss and families all set in the most irresistible of locations. Tears were shed!’ Graham Norton


On an island off the west coast of Ireland, the Moone family are shattered by tragedy.

Murtagh Moone is a potter and devoted husband to Maeve, an actor struggling with her most challenging role yet – being a mother to their four children. Now Murtagh must hold his family close as we bear witness to their story before that tragic night.

We return to the day Maeve and Murtagh meet, outside Trinity College in Dublin, and watch how one love story gives rise to another. And as the Moone children learn who their parents truly are, we journey onwards with them to a future that none of the Moones could predict . . .

Except perhaps Maeve herself.

The Truth Must Dazzle Gradually is a celebration of the complex, flawed and stubbornly optimistic human heart.

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