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    Billy Mills reviews The Hollow Woman on the Island

    (from Elliptical Movements May 2020 – https://ellipticalmovements.wordpress.com/ Nessa O’Mahony’s most recent book is determinedly Irish in conception and construction, drawing as it does on figures and events from Irish history, particularly the early 20th century and the period of the Troubles and highlighting the intersections of family and national history and geography and the influence of religion on both. The influence of Irish poets of the canon, especially Yeats, Kavanagh, Heaney, Mahon, Kinsella and Boland, is also evident in the writing. Unlikely looking gift, this five-barred metal gate, rusting, crossed, tethered in its lock by blue nylon strings. The signs unwelcoming: dogs beware, walkers climb at their peril in this…