Thank you for visiting my website, where you can read the opening pages of  ‘Martha’s Girls’ and find out  the latest news on the road to its publication. Please leave a comment if you can.

‘Martha’s Girls’ is currently with the printers and the novel will soon be for sale on Amazon and as an ebook.  Hopefully, it will be on sale in bookshops in 6-8 weeks.


The first book launch will take place at 8pm on Thursday 29 March 2012 at the Irish World Heritage Centre in Manchester. It should be a great evening. I’ll be joined by some very talented singers who will recreate a performance by the Golden Sisters – the main characters in the novel.



3 thoughts on “WELCOME

  1. Wonderful idea for your first novel. I look forward to buying and reading and will you definitely be at the Belfast Book Festival in June?? Look forward.

  2. Thanks for your positive comments, Briab. I will be at the Belfast Festival, but the venue has still to be confirmed. I’m looking forward to it too. Best wishes Alrene.

  3. The book launch was a lovely evening and I was pleased to have been invited to the occasion. The girls from Woodhey High School, where Alrene teaches, were a delightful addition, singing two of the songs mentioned in the book. Blythe, Natalie and Lois were so pleased to be able to support the launch and add their good wishes for the success of the book.The novel is a delightful tale, based upon fact, evoking vividly the era of World War Two in Belfast.

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