Noel Holland is the husband and wife team of Noel Fursman and Julia Holland. They now live on the Beara Peninsula in the south-west of Ireland, where for several years they ran a secondhand bookshop, Noel & Holland Books.
Extraordinary - a must-read Stylist Her memoirs are equally understated, told in almost matter-of-fact prose which somehow makes her story all the more compelling Daily Express A truly powerful book Woman's Own Terrific, a most remarkable and wonderfully atypical wartime story Barry Norman Exciting, vividly told... The pages of this droll, fascinating posthumous memoir are fond witness to Rosemary Say's brio and quirky sense of fun -- John Lahr The New Yorker This story of Rosie's horrifying imprisonment and daring escape is both frank and satisfyingly unsentimental Readers' Digest I would recommend this book to anyone wishing for a slice of nostalgia laced with danger as it takes you back to a more innocent time yet with the most sinister of events unfolding... Such is its wide appeal I can even see this novel being made into a film The Irish World A delightfully uplifting read, full of fascinating wartime detail and gung-ho spirit Daily Mail