Hannah Kent on the true story behind The Good People

Hannah Kent, the bestselling author of Burial Rites, explains how an intriguing story of faeries and folklore that she discovered in a nineteenth-century newspaper inspired her novel The Good People.

20/03/2017
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Bestselling author Hannah Kent explains how an intriguing true story of faeries and folklore that she discovered in a nineteenth-century newspaper inspired her novel The Good People.

Explore the mountains, forests and ruins of the west coast of Ireland that inspired The Good People in Hannah Kent's photo tour of Ireland.

The Good People

by Hannah Kent

Book cover for 9781447233367

The long-awaited follow up to her addictive debut Burial Rites, Hannah Kent's new novel The Good People is based on true events.

In County Kerry, Ireland, 1825, three women are drawn together in the hope of restoring Micheál, a young boy they believe to be a changeling. Soon, their world of folklore and belief, of ritual and stories, tightens around them and leads them all down a dark and dangerous path . . .