Tralee-Based Author’s Forthcoming Book To Be Inspired By Joanne O’Riordan

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Anthony Garvey with pupils from An Clochán school on Monday.

A TRALEE-BASED author launched his third children’s book on Monday, in the scenic surroundings of  An Clochán National School at the foot​ of Mount Brandon where the book is set.

‘Gravespeakers: Crispin’ is the third book in the series by Anthony Garvey – the others are Gravespeakers: Maria and Gravespeakers: Ruth – which is aimed at boys and girls between the ages of 7 and 11.

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Anthony revealed there will be three further books in the series with book four​, Gravespeakers: Jack, inspired by the life of Millstreet’s Joanne O’Riordan.

The main character is wheelchair bound and like Joanne O’Riordan suffers from Total Amelia Syndrome, a rare disorder characterised by the absence of all four limbs.

One child will win the chance to become the star of book​ 5 in the series. All they need to do is do a short review of Gravespeakers: Crispin and it could be them! Details can be found on

To buy the book log on to The book costs €10 and is available from Anthony direct for a signed copy (087 79 79 2 79) or on Amazon.

“I run creative writing workshops in 14 primary schools in Munster and the reception the kids are giving to the Gravespeakers’ books is phenomenal,” said Anthony. Here he is at the school in Cloghane on Monday attempting to do a reading, but he doesn’t get too far…

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  1. Conor Hassett says:

    Hi Anthony just wanted to say thank you for these brilliant books.They helped me get through a lot of boring days just sitting at home and watching telly and then I started reading these books and it was like just going to a completely world.When I read books I acctualy like put myself in the book almost like I was there.I would LOVE to acctualy be in your next book.My aunt Brigid Crowley actually bought me the first book and you accidentally siged it to her but book number 2 is made out to me so I really need to thank my aunt for introducing me to these novels.Thanks again