A collection of published writings from the bestselling Irish novelist and newspaper columnist Kate Kerrigan. Covering a wide spectrum of subjects from the challenges of becoming a mother at forty-five - to musings on women's obsession with nice shoes - this is a behind the scenes look at the life of this popular Irish writer. Kate Kerrigan is a best-selling novelist and one-time magazine editor (as Morag Prunty she edited, among others, Just Seventeen, more! magazine and Irish Tatler) who left the busy media whirlwind of London and Dublin to pursue her dream of raising a family in the Irish countryside. A popular newspaper columnist (The Sunday Tribune and Irish Mail) this is an edited collection of her writings - ranging from bite-sized social commentary to more reflective personal pieces about motherhood and loss. As a collection Motherhood & Manolo's is about everywoman's journey to get herself the perfect life – only to find out that there’s no such thing.
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KATE KERRIGAN: WRITER Kate Kerrigan is an author living and working in Ireland. Her novels are Recipes for a Perfect Marriage which was shortlisted for Romantic Novel of the Year in 2008 and been translated into 20 languages, The Miracle of Grace, which has been adapted as a film script with funding from the Irish Film Board and Ellis Island, the first of a trilogy which was selected as a TV Book Club Summer Read in Britain and launched in the U.S. with Harper Collins in July 2011. Its sequel City of Hope is published by Pan Macmillan in Britain and due to be published in America in 2013. Kate began her career as an editor and journalist, editing many of Britain’s most successful young women’s magazines before returning to her native Ireland in the 1990’s to edit Irish Tatler. She writes a weekly column in the Irish Mail about her life in Killala, County Mayo – and contributes a bi-weekly opinion editorial to the Irish Mail on Sunday. www.katekerrigan.ie
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