Margaret Mulvihill is the author of three highly praised novels, including St Patrick's Daughter, which was serialized on BBC's Radio 4. She has also written a biography of Anglo-Irish suffragette leader Charlotte Despard and many history books and articles. Born and educated in Ireland, she currently lives in London. In 1997 she received a Writer's Award from the Arts Council of England, which is when she started thinking about the themes of her new novel, The Leaving Coat.
Historical romance beginning in Ireland but mostly set in the New York and Montana of the 1890s. Norah Doolan is searching for her sister, who emigrated before her. From the eccentric household of a “gentleman-photographer”, she embarks on her quest for new life and love in America. "A novel to lighten the lives of its readers” - Mary Morrissy. "A bold, generous-hearted delight" - Nicci Gerrard.