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Busy Week for this “Perfect Farm Wife”!

Review of Perfect Farm Wife in Irish Independent

What a week!

It started with an invitation on the Friday to go onto the Vincent Browne show on Monday night. For those who aren’t familiar with it, it’s a late night political broadcast and usually takes the format of Browne, the host, interviewing 5 people on a panel (which usually include politicians) and having a review of the next day’s papers. They were filming in Carlow and were looking for a female farmer, Suzanna Crampton ‘kindly’ sent them my way. [...]

Book Review: Irish Farming Life

I was delighted to be asked to review Irish Farming Life by Jonathan Bell and Mervyn Watson. The book is the result of 30 years of curation and work in the Ulster Folk and Transport Museum. It deals with the history and heritage of farming:

“By history, we mean the past as described and interpreted by scholars. We use the term heritage, on the other hand, to describe how the past is presented in art, folklore, drama, music, poetry, [...]

Book Review: Unravelling Oliver by Liz Nugent

Unravelling OliverUnravelling Oliver – a bestseller and a first novel for Irish author Liz Nugent, I bought this book some time ago and got around to reading it this weekend. I flew through it – it is such a page turner. The shocking start (when Oliver attacks his wife Alice and she ends up in a coma in hospital) certainly got my attention. What kind of ?a man was this [...]