Saturday, September 29, 2012

Edna O'Brien's memoir

I can't wait to read this; Country Girl: A Memoir By Edna O’Brien.
Country Girl: A Memoir
 I went over to hear the marvelous lady speak last year in Dun Laoghaire as part of the writers festival. She was no disappointment, telling us in her theatrical velvet brogue that she "had to write or else I'd die". Wonderful! The theatre was packed with adoring fans and she was a pleasure to listen to.

Mary Robinson has reviewed the book in today's Irish Times saying how she was "seduced again by her exquisite use of language and wonderful capacity to write a beautiful paragraph". Definitely going to the top of my not-yet-made-cos-it's-too early christmas list.

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