The Rising of Bella Casey

bella cover

Here is the cover of my latest novel due out with O’Brien Press under the Brandon imprint in September.  The wonderful photograph, by Mark Douet, is from the Abbey Theatre Dublin’s most recent production of Sean O’Casey’s Juno and the Paycock and features Sinead Cusack.  The novel, set in the years before the Easter Rising, is based on the life of O’Casey’s sister, Bella. See

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2 responses to “The Rising of Bella Casey

  1. Françoise DU

    This is a fascinationg photo that makes you feel like reading the novel. It is at the same time violent and pathetic since the nimble character, Bella, seems to be tortured and desperate. She also seems to be expecting someone to come and help her or she might be locked in her mind and unable to face reality. I am looking forward to reading that novel even more after seeing that splendid shot from Sean O’Casey’s Play staged in Dublin.

  2. P. Hughes

    Dear Ms Morrissey, Congratulations on your new book! I’ve just listened to you on Women’s Hour and liked what I heard. I’m researching the circumstances that led to O’Casey writing “The Plough and the Stars” – do you know anything about that? My email address is

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