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A Dublin-based writer originally spotted by a literary editor who discovered John Grisham and Maeve Binchy has finally made it into the bookshops after her first novel was turned down.

Susan Ryan was inspired by the support she received from Rosie de Courcy, an editor at a London literary agency. But her dream almost came to an end before it started when Ms de Courcy left the agency before Susan had a chance to finish her book, which was subsequently turned down by the agency.