Contributor Biographies

Rachael English

Rachael English

The Paper Bracelet tells the story of Katie who worked as a nurse in a west of Ireland mother and baby home. For almost fifty years, she has kept a box containing the identity bands of the babies who were born there. Following the death of her husband, she decides to return the paper bracelets to their original owners, many of whom are still trying to find their birth mothers. 

The Paper Bracelet is Rachael's fifth novel. Her first, Going Back, was shortlisted for the most promising newcomer award at the Irish Book Awards while The American Girl was a number one bestseller in Ireland. She also presents Morning Ireland on RTÉ Radio 1.

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