Helena Close was born in Cork in 1959 but moved to Limerick at the age of five. She attended UCG where she studied English and Sociology and has worked in a variety of jobs while rearing her four children. She has been writing full time for the past eight years and has co written four books with her best friend Trisha Rainsford. Her own first novel, Pinhead Duffy, was published in 2005. The Cut of Love is her second novel. She has recently moved to the wilds of Liscannor, Co. Clare, much to her and her husband's delight and her children's disgust! She is currently working on a third novel and also a film script with Trisha Rainsford. She is an avid sports fan and a huge Munster and Liverpool supporter. When she's not writing she likes to run, swim, work out in the gym and drink good coffee.
This is a fantastic book, both heart-wrenching and rewarding at the same time - RTE Guide