Originally from Birmingham, Roy has lived and worked in Jersey since 1977. On the premise that everyone has a book in them he wrote his debut novel Barry which explored the theme of running in its various senses. There followed two Jersey-based historical novels, A Jersey Midsummer Tale and Tess of Portelet Manor which explore the Island’s social history before and throughout the Occupation through his main character Tess Picot. He is presently working on a novel set in West Cork past and present.
BOOKS BY Roy McCarthy