The first printing of Bishop Edward Daly’s new book, “A Troubled See”, is on the verge of selling out with a second printing in the offing.
Publishers Four Courts Press says it has just a few dozen copies left in stock and is expecting a “massive rush” on the book in the countdown to Christmas.
Four Courts’ sales and marketing chief, Anthony Tierney, says the book has been a roaring success since its publication in September and a similar scenario is expected in the United States when it goes on sale there in the next few weeks.
“Copies of the book are due to arrive in our US warehouse next week, so we are expecting a big demand from there in the New Year,” he said.
Due to its popularity, local booksellers are having to re-order copies of the book.
Last month, the ‘Journal’ revealed that, within days of going on sale, the book had shot to the top of the bestsellers list in Easons in the Foyleside Shopping Centre.
In “A Troubled See”, Dr. Daly continues the story begun in his bestselling ‘Mister, are you a priest?’ (2000).
“A Troubled See” covers his years as Bishop of Derry (1974-93) and his current work as Chaplain to the Foyle Hospice.
The Bishop reveals the many challenges he faced during a protracted conflict - a compelling story that provides a deeply personal and revealing insight into the difficulties he confronted ministering in such a ‘Troubled’ See.