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THE JOYCE GIRL BY ANNABEL ABBS

James Joyce is now regarded as one of history’s greatest authors, but Ulysses was initially received as obscene, and was banned in the US and across the UK. In Paris, 1928, capturing the decent into “madness” of Joyce’s daughter Lucia, The Joyce Girl begins after Joyce’s most famous work was receiving critical acclaim. It only alludes to the troubled and sinister past through which the family suffered while fleeing scandal and poverty.

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