Naas writer Margaret Scott's second novel launched

Book explores the human cost of economic failure

Paul O'Meara


Paul O'Meara

Naas writer Margaret Scott's second novel launched

Margaret Scott

Naas author Margaret Scott has penned a second novel which was launched at Barker and Jones in Naas recently.

A former St Mary’s College student, her father Michael worked at An Post in the town for many years.

She has drawn from her experience as an accountant to write The Fallout.

Her first book Between You And Me focused on what happens when the world of parenting, company boards and auditing collide.

This book The Fallout reflects her interest in current affairs and the difficulties facing the modern working woman as she explores the the banking world and how the pressures of working in a post recession bank affect the people behind the headlines.

“I’ve always been fascinated with how, in a dispute, everyone thinks they are in the right and for a long time I’ve wanted to write about such a scenario.

Someone once said to me there are three sides to every story – your side, my side and the truth and writing The Fallout allowed me to explore and expand on this.

“Likewise I do believe that bar a couple of historical exceptions, no one is really ‘all bad’ or ‘all good’. For that reason I wanted to write a book about blame where there are no real heroes or villains,” Margaret said of her book.

The book is set in the Dublin offices of a fictional German bank and examines how post recession pressures can pit colleague against colleague, friend against friend and can make good people do terrible things.

“Economics is seen as boring but there is a human story behind headlines about rising interest rates and plunging share prices.”