First published in 1953, THE FLOWER OF MAY is bestselling Irish author Kate O'Brien's portrait of a young Irishwoman on the verge of independence set at the turn of the century.
'O'Brien believes in girls. She believes in what they can become. Her belief is made more fierce – more pure, even – by the fact she wrote at a time when girls rarely became anything much, as the world saw these things' Anne Enright.
Edited By: Michael Schmidt