I always enjoy reading the Proust Questionnaire in my local newspaper, as it gives a delightful insight into all different types of people, without actually telling you anything useful. So, I’m hoping to mimic this fine art of quizzery, but with authors in mind, in this newfangled thing I like to call 20 questions! It’s… Continue reading 20 Questions ~ Chapter 1
We’ve all heard the saying, it takes a village to raise a child, implying that parents alone cannot possibly provide everything a child needs to mature into adulthood. But what does this have to do with books? I’ve been reading quite a few ‘bestsellers’ recently and they all have one thing in common: the acknowledgements… Continue reading It Takes A Village To Write A Book
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Read a book for what ails you… We’ve all had that experience – when the exact book we need just happens to come along at the right time. Maybe it’s a break-up, or a health issue, or just feeling ‘stuck’ in your life, when a book that seems to speak to you and your life… Continue reading Can Reading Make You Happier? Probably!
KINDLE SALE!!! $0.99/£0.99 Amazon US & Amazon UK ‘Two couples separated by four centuries are bound by one golden cross…’ A mysterious heirloom, once worn by a Knight of the Spanish Armada, holds the secret to a past life. When Amanda Morrison receives this unusual gift, it marks the beginning of an extraordinary journey into the… Continue reading Discover the heirloom that unlocks a door to Ireland’s medieval past…
Fairytales are interwoven into many of our happiest childhood memories. Curled up with a well worn book such as Hansel and Gretel, Snow White, or Sleeping Beauty, I would read the stories until I knew them by heart. Or at least I thought I knew them, until I heard an interview with Jack Zipes, professor emeritus… Continue reading Once Upon A Time…
I really like Marian Keyes. I could listen to her natter on for hours because I find her sense of wit intelligent, sharp and unmistakably Irish – which also makes her such an engaging writer. Like Maeve Binchy, she is a true story teller and takes an unabashed approach to honesty that really marks her… Continue reading When Authors Outshine Their Books
The one thing you can’t beat about good old-fashioned paperback books, is when a friend lends you their copy with the words, “You’ll love this”. It was actually a neighbour of my sister’s who, having read my debut novel, suggested I read her copy of Ferney by James Long. A beautifully crafted novel about the everlasting… Continue reading A borrower or a lender… be!
I love finding old notes, especially when they are hidden in the pages of an old book. I recently had occasion to rifle through an old French grammar book of mine, (swotting up for my novel set in France) when I found a note from a dear college friend. To anyone else, it’s not… Continue reading Between the pages…
I was like a bit of a tourist in my own native land last week, when I decided to visit Trinity College in Dublin for the first time. It’s a fascinating place, all cobblestone walkways and tour guides dressed like Sherlock Holmes (not sure what that was about!). But my destination, of course, was… Continue reading The Long Room Library, Trinity College.