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The Secrets of Primrose Square

2022-05-22

The Secrets of Primrose Square
Claudia Carroll, Actor, Author and Playwrite. Born in Dublin where she still lives, Claudia Carroll was educated in University College Dublin, the College of Music in Dublin and of the Gaiety School of Acting. She plays the character of Nicola Prendergast on the Irish TV soap Fair City appearing in the role for fourteen years. While she was working Carroll was also writing her first novel in her dressing room. That book was published in 2004. Eventually she left the show in 2007 and focused on her writing although she has made guest appearances of her character. Welcome to Primrose Square, where it’s impossible to work out whether you’re living in a fishbowl or a menagerie. All human life is here; love and heartbreak, tragedy and loss, sex, lies, and don’t forget outdoor Pilates classes on the Square, followed by chai lattes to go. At number eighteen, there’s Susan, who spends her nights standing out on the street in pitch darkness outside an eighteen-year-old boy’s home, staring, just staring up at his bedroom window. She’s no deranged stalker though. She’s just an ordinary woman dealing with the unimaginable the only way she knows how. Then there’s her daughter Melissa, fifteen years of age and desperately trying to keep up some semblance of normality at home. But with her mother acting like a crazy lady and the bitchiness of the bullies in school, what chance has she?

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