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— Philip Pullman.

Friday, May 25th 2018

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CLEW BAY WRITING COMPETITION - WINNERS ANNOUNCED!
We had a lovely day out with our friends at the Mayo Sailing Club when we got together on a beautifully sunny day by the sea at Rosmoney Harbour to celebrate receiving over 200 entries for the inaugural Clew Bay Writing Competition. There was a great turn out for the open day and prize giving.  A very talented bunch of young writers.
 
And the winners are...cue drum roll and click the link...
FROM GRANUAILE TO JOHN LENNON

A TALK BY MICHAEL CUSACK, AUTHOR OF “CROAGH PATRICK AND THE ISLANDS OF CLEW BAY”

Thursday 28th June 8pm Books@One
On the subject of Clew Bay, we're excited to welcome a relative of one of the last Clew Bay pilots, Michael Cusack, who's written a book that describes all of the islands and their history and geography, including stories of the Spanish Armada, the impact of the Great Famine, the Secret Millionaire’s Island, the mysterious Bob of the Reek, legends of Danish gold, and a lobster so big it has been trapped for 30 years.  Read more...
COMING SOON TO BOOKS AT ONE...
Lonely? Tired of working from home?  No Wifi at your place? Well keep in touch as we'll soon be showcasing our brand new "Hot Desking" Space.  More details to follow.
Festival 2018 -we're taking it to the next level now everyone wants to get involved!  An AMAZING line up is promised so keep an eye out for updates.  Spoiler alert...herdlining this year is man of the mooment...John Connell, this month's Book Choice...care to join the stampede for this book signing?

BOOK OF THE MONTH
 

Thirteen weeks in the Bestsellers List means John Connell's The Cow Book - A Story of Life on an Irish Family Farm is way ahead of the herd and we've every intention of milking it.  Sorry, I'll stop now...maybe...

This isn't just a powerful and moving memoir of a young man returning home to rebuild his life, it goes much deeper; delving into familial strife, dealing with "failure" and  documenting the long history of Man and Cow.  This is Life in all its steaming glory and we loved every wonderful aspect of this highly original and refreshingly honest novel.  Udderly satisfying...

This Tumult by Caroline Preston

P.S. Want to keep up to date with local news? Don't forget, the Louisburgh Parish Newsletter is updated weekly online - just go to louisburghparish.ie to download the pdf.  Hard copies always available at the Church. And be sure to check out Louisburgh Lines in the Local Notes section of the Mayo News.

Word of the Month: 
onomatomania
Have a great weekend from
Everyone here at Books@One