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Merryn Corcoran announces Auckland launch of her debut novel

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06 December 2013

Merryn Corcoran announces Auckland launch of her debut novel The Silent Village

New Zealand fiction writer and honorary Unicef fellow, Merryn Corcoran, will launch her much anticipated first novel, entitled ‘The Silent Village’, at Paper Plus Newmarket, Friday the 6th of December, at 6pm.

In writing the novel, Corcoran drew inspiration from a massacre that took place in a 14th century medieval village, Castel Vittorio, which sits at the top of the Nervia Valley in Italy. The dramatic event occurred during the final months of World War II and was orchestrated by German soldiers.

Paper Plus Group Marketing Manager, Lyle Hastings, is looking forward to the Auckland launch of the compelling novel and is thrilled to have Corcoran, who splits her time between New Zealand and the South of France, attending the event.

“We expect that the novel, which follows three generations of strong, passionate women fighting for the survival and future legacy of their families, will resonate strongly with Kiwi readers,” says Hastings.

Based on true events, but woven with fiction, the novel has received excellent international reviews.

Alexis Parr, a journalist at the Daily Mail, describes The Silent Village as a “cracking page turner”, awarding it five stars.   

The Silent Village is available at select Paper Plus stores throughout New Zealand.

In order to register for the Newmarket launch of The Silent Village, visit:


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