The Joyce Girl, Paperback Book


1928. Avant-garde Paris is buzzing with the latest ideas in art, music, literature and dance.

Lucia, the talented and ambitious daughter of James Joyce, is making her name as a dancer, training with some of the world's most gifted performers.

When a young Samuel Beckett comes to work for her father, she's captivated by his quiet intensity and falls passionately in love.

Persuaded she has clairvoyant powers, Lucia believes her destiny is to marry Beckett.

But when her beloved brother is enticed away, the hidden threads of the Joyces' lives begin to unravel, destroying Lucia's dreams and foiling her attempts to escape the shadow of her genius father. 1934. Her life in tatters, Lucia is sent by her father to pioneering psychoanalyst Carl Jung.

For years she has kept quiet. But now she decides to speak. Inspired by a true story, 'The Joyce Girl' is a compelling and moving account of thwarted ambition and the destructive love of a father.'The Joyce Girl' won the Impress Prize for New Writers in September 2015.

The shortlist was judged by a panel of experts in the publishing industry.

The novel was also longlisted for the Bath Novel Award and the Caledonia Novel Award.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Publisher: Impress Books
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  • Category: Historical romance
  • ISBN: 9781907605871

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