Eilis Dillon

Eilís Dillon was born in Galway in 1920. Abandoning a career as a professional cellist, she turned to writing for adults and children, quickly earning an international reputation for both.

Eilís lived in Italy for six years in the 1960s, then divided her time between Ireland and California, until her final years which were spent in Ireland. She died in Dublin in 1994.

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The Five Hundred - A Thrilling Adventure Story

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The Fight for Plover Hill

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The House on the Shore

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The Island of Ghosts

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