The debut novelist delving into Irish myths and legends
INSPIRED by the discovery that her family name was derived from a pagan Irish tribe, a former Ripon Grammar School pupil has published her debut novel about the early life of Saint Patrick.
Packed with suspense and intrigue, The Missionary, by Rowena Strittmatter (formerly Kinread), explores the myths and legends surrounding Ireland’s patron saint and interprets them for a modern reader.
Rowena, who left RGS in 1974, explained how she was able to finally fulfil her desire to write fiction following her and husband Franz’s retirement from the physiotherapy practice they ran in Germany.
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