The Spindle Tree

Danny Dunne 827523235899


20th Century (multiple decades)

Danny Dunne

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The Spindle Tree is the story of Sarah Cregan who takes drastic measures to protect her younger brothers from being taken into care when her mother dies suddenly, when her father is away working in England. She hides her mothers body in an old mausoleum awaiting her fathers return. As the days go by there is no sign of him. The world still thinks her mother is still alive, but all is not as it seems. Returning years later, she must face the past. Will the the house of cards come tumbling down or will she find redemption?


Historical Fiction, Melodrama, Mystery, Drama, Epic, Family

Short Summary

Sarah Cregan's attempts to protect her younger brother from being taken into care, following the death of her mother. Hiding her body in an old mausoleum, she must pretend that she's alive and keep things going till her father returns from working in England. But then he cannot be contacted.


The Irish midlands, during one of the worst winters 1962/63.

Based on a True Story


Plot - Premise

Voyage and Return

Plot - Other Elements

Coming of Age, Happy Ending, Twist

Mature Audience Themes

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Main Character Details

Name: Sarah Cregan

Age: 16

Gender: Female

Role: Mentor

Key Traits: Modest, Strong Moral Code, Aspiring, Confident, Desperate, Faithful, Leader

Additional Character Details

Name: Joe

Age: 13

Gender: Male

Role: Logical

Key Traits: Adventurous, Honorable

Additional Character Details

Name: Sergeant Greene

Age: 45

Gender: Male

Role: Mentor

Key Traits: Confident

Additional Character Details

Name: Packy

Age: 8

Gender: Male

Role: Sidekick

Key Traits: Adventurous

About The Author

Target Audiences

Age: 35-54

Target Gender: Universal

Group Specific

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Publishing Details

Status: Yes: self-published

Year Published: 2018

Hard Copy Available



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