The Washing – A Short Story by Margaret Dunlop

The Washing - A Short Story by Margaret Dunlop

The Washing is one of 13 short stories which was published in 2005 in Margaret Dunlop’s first published book, Water for Tea.

These short stories written by Margaret tell the tales of her childhood, of her parents, her home and give a real insight into the richness and quality of life in those days in the rural areas of Co. Down.

The Washing recreates the ritual of ‘washing day’ in the local area and tells the story of how Margaret and her mammy deal with the day and of course, the evening and the journey home.


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Originally published by Lapwing Publications, the stories are now being re-published by Northern Ireland local publisher Emain Publications. The founder of Emain Publications, Shauna Dunlop is very proud to be offering a new publishing platform to showcase these stories. Shauna is Margaret’s daughter-in-law and had the honour of reading this story at the launch of the book back in 2005.

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