Today is the day after the night before. And I am still processing, as one does after a major life event. Last night, in Dubray Bookshop in Grafton St, O’Brien Press gave White Feathers the send-off of a lifetime. To a packed ensemble (I’d been generous with the invitations and there was a great turnout!) Michael […]
White Feathers on winged birds. Seems appropriate. Fly high, book-bird. You’re not mine any more. You belong to the readers now.
As countdown towards publication day approaches, it’s getting increasingly difficult to think about anything else 😉 Yesterday I got a huge box of author copies – regretfully I had not thought to drive to the sorting office, so I huffed and puffed my way back home, which fortunately wasn’t too far away. It’s one way […]
A few days back, when the weather was still exceptionally fine, I took a bus to the Phoenix Park and made a day out of walking along the War Memorial Gardens and the Museum of Modern Art further up the bank of the Liffey River. The War Memorial Gardens in Dublin were designed with perfect […]
With great excitement I went to the sorting office with my receipt slip to collect a package left for me. Sure enough it was my author copy of White Feathers. There is something about picking up the actual book, and knowing this is it. It feels gorgeous and is so beautifully produced. It looks so like […]
I am delighted to announce that the launch of White Feathers will take place Wednesday 27 August, Dubray Bookshop Grafton Street, at 6.30pm with Arlene Hunt as guest speaker. This is an open invitation – for everyone who has spoken to me, online or in person; everyone who likes the idea of this book and […]
4/8/1914 – Great Britain and its dominions declared war on Germany, thereby joining itself with France and Russia against the Central Powers. Before the month was out, anti-suffrage campaigner and novelist Mrs Humphrey (Mary) Ward and Admiral Charles Fitzgerald had founded the Order of the White Feather to bully men of fighting age into joining […]