Travel books seem to either be carefully researched histories and geographic description, with a bit of “how I got there” thrown into it to justify the historical discourse, or travel diaries that focus on the journey and experiences in the moment without a lot of reference beyond the author’s own experience The best of these […]
R.I.P Rangers. – 12 Park ranger killed on Friday 24th April 2020 By now, I’m sure, many of you will have heard or seen the news from Virunga. Personally, I am gutted. Yet again, Park Rangers murdered. I’ll be honest here, like anyone else getting such news…for sure I’m upset and shake my head at […]
To work alongside a good editor is so important – come the-rain or the-shine in the process. Here they are on one of those sunny days @ Immrama, Travel writers Festival, Lismore, 2019 – author with editor, Mr. Maurice Sweeney. Thank you Maurice.
No apologies I’m afraid…but this post will be best understood by those who have read Quondam. You will recall names being mentioned in the book – Eamon and Arie, fellow cycling travellers, Paul, cyclist, flatmate and friend, Tim, my Karate-Tai Chi teacher…well, they are ALL real and here they are, including yours truly…the Quondam men. […]
Sara, my wife has always loved rabbits and it just goes to show that no child is EVER too old to be read to. My two teenage girls love to decompress and listen as I read Quondam out loud!!
Those who missed it, missed it, but, not to worry, a copy of Quondam: travels in a once World has been reserved for you in the wonderful Book Centre, Waterford! Last Friday they hosted a most unusual book-ish event. Thanks to John, the manager and big thanks to Magda for her effort. Copies of Quondam: […]
It was an honour to have Ted Simon – he of ‘Jupiter’s Travels’ fame – write a Forward to ‘Quondam: travels…’ Here we are, before Christmas, in south France, savouring his delightful mince pies! They were good!
Quondam: travels in once World – From one room to another – the story of the Audio version. The narrator-author in one, the audio engineer in another. It took many months to arrive at the 15 & half hours of “…one helluva’ trip you’re unlikely ever to forget.” Find it on Audible or iTunes…
Presently in Paris with my 21yr old son. He and his buddy Jack signed up to run the Paris half-marathon. I was to be chief bag-man cum flag-man, cum water-bottle boy! Covid-19 put pay to that, so he’s gone back to Reims and College, and I’m out of a job! So tomorrow I take the […]
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