The Practice Field is the gripping new spy thriller from Brian McHugh, the author of Torn Edges and Between Two Bridges. Readers interested in espionage, crime and Irish history are guaranteed to enjoy this exciting and original book.
Set during the Second World War, The Practice Field follows Emily Fitzpatrick and Jack Patterson’s treacherous journey through Nazi-occupied Europe on a covert mission to provide intelligence on the German war effort. McHugh weaves together themes of secrecy, loyalty and deceit in this thrilling, fast-paced story.
Focusing on Irish espionage – an aspect of the War which is rarely talked about – The Practice Field offers a fresh historical perspective and challenges our preconceived ideas about Ireland’s neutrality during the conflict.
Written in McHugh’s typical witty style, The Practice Field certainly is difficult to put down.
Brian McHugh is the author of two successful novels, Torn Edges (2012) and Between Two Bridges (2015), as well as a number of well-received short stories. His main interests are history, crime and espionage, and his writing draws upon his upbringing in Glasgow as well as his connections to Ireland and the United States.
The Practice Field will have an official launch on 8th June at Sweeney’s Bar, Pollokshaws Road, Glasgow at 7pm. Admission is free and all are welcome. Even if you are unable to attend in person, this Launch will also be simultaneously broadcast live on Ringwood Facebook. So put it in your diary now. Attendance at the Launch will be enhanced by having the opportunity to look at the book before the event, so order now by clicking the Add to Basket button below to guarantee a signed first edition copy to be delivered before the Launch.