If you’re looking for a farming focused, funny book for Christmas, you won’t go wrong with Farming is a Funny Business. John and Andrew Arbuckle put out a call last year for funny stories and jokes amongst the Scottish farming population and curated them within this book which is sold by the Scottish charity, the RSABI.
Here’s one example:
A hill walker was [...]
It’s becoming quite the trend for authors to have two or even more launches now, usually one in Dublin and one in whatever part of the country they come from. I love going to book launches but I do quake at the prospect of having them. There I was thinking I was getting away with just one quick launch by having it at the Ploughing Championships when Noeleen and Leona from The Book Centre in Wexford contacted me to ask [...]
I’m going to the Wexford launch of Felicity Hayes-McCoy’s latest book in Enniscorthy library on Thursday evening and very much looking forward to it. Hachette sent me a copy of The Library at the Edge of the World and I’m delighted to review it.
I have to admit that once I was a couple of chapters in, I [...]
I always enjoy the writing of Mervyn Watson and Jonathan Bell: academic yet accessible; informative with lots of interesting nuggets, and it always has a gentle and respectful tone to the time and subjects they have researched. Strange but their writing always brings a certain sense of peacefulness when reading.
Around Christmas, I joked that I wondered if any female recipients of the gift of my book How To Be A Perfect Farm Wife had taken offence and thrown it at the head of the giver. I hoped that the front cover would give them enough hints that while it might sound like a marriage manual, it’s very tongue in cheek albeit with useful tips. One tweeter told me his girlfriend’s aunt told her to throw it at him but it [...]