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Tabloid fever

A tabloid journalist desperate for a scoop pursues a young Irish mother whose daughter is rumoured to have killed a child. But is there any truth in the story?

22 July 2023

9:00 AM

22 July 2023

9:00 AM

Ordinary Human Failings Megan Nolan

Cape, pp.224, 16.99

A toddler has gone missing on a council estate in London. Tom, a tabloid journalist, gets the whiff of a story that she may have been killed by another child, Lucy Green, the daughter of a young Irishwoman, Carmel. But Carmel is sunk in the misery of her first and only love affair in Waterford, which left her pregnant.

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