Ringwood Publishing are excited to announce that The Practice Field, the gripping new spy
thriller by Brian McHugh, is available to pre-order now from the ‘Forthcoming Titles’ section
of our website.

If you enjoyed Torn Edges and Between Two Bridges, or if you’re a fan of spy fiction and
Irish history, you are guaranteed to enjoy this exciting and original book. McHugh draws
from his own familial connection to Ireland to tell the story with his typical authenticity and

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. 

Order a copy now by clicking HERE and guarantee yourself a signed first edition
paperback before the official Launch on 8th June.