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Tish Canniffe – Izzy and the Magic Rock

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Tish Canniffe was inspired to write this book based on a picture of her granddaughter Izzy sitting on a rock. This image is featured prominently on the back of the book cover . At the age of 61, this is Tish Canniffe’s first book after spending most of her life as an artist and a weaver.

Izzy had always wanted to have an adventure, but she had never expected that she would become a very important part of a desperate battle to save the animals. She must find a way to get back their most precious possession from their deadly enemies the rats and time was running out…

However, Tish has found a problem will her granddaughter inspiring her; all her other grandchildren now want her to write a book about them. Everyone had selfpublishbooks.ie hope that she does.

 

 

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Women from the 1990’s speak to the present in Clonakilty

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Fourteen local women born between the 1920’s and 1960’s have shared their varied experiences and lives in a new book.

 

Day-to-day living and peculiar adventures such as memories of the crew of a German U Boat, drinking coffee in a kitchen after an incident are just some of the stories within this text. How they lives their lives, cooked and looked after their families. Their thoughts on the past, the times they miss and don’t are some of the topics discussed.

 

The stories were gathered by one-to-one interviews with the editor Alison Wickham as part of celebrating 400 years of Clonakilty as a town. Also as a way of capturing the memories of a generation for successive generations to see, read and understand. Through this book we can see Ireland the way that it is – the history and laws that shaped women’s lives in it.

 

Alison Wickham is a qualified nurse who also gained a degree in organisational psychology. She was born in the New Zealand and has also lived in the US for two years.

 

The stories were gathered by one-to-one interviews, mostly from people that know the editor. She sought out information that would add a variety of experiences to the book.

 

Women Speak – Life for Clonakilty Women in the 1990’s Volume 1, was launched in O’ Donovan’s Hotel in Clonakilty on the 11th of July to a warm community atmosphere.

 

The book was printed by selfpublishbooks.ie in Carrigtohill, Cork due to the small, local appeal of the book and the customer responsiveness of the staff there.

 

All proceeds go to the ClonakiltyMuseum for artefacts relating to local women. It is available at the Clonakilty Bookshop, Kerr’s Bookshop, Coughlan’s Bookshop and Bandon Books.

 

Shown is a picture of the Editor Alison Wickham and Director of selfpublishbooks.ie Frank Kelly.

 

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