The 11th Ireland’s Own Anthology of Short Stories and Memories is now on sale, featuring 40 writers from all over Ireland drawn from over 500 entries to the magazine’s writing competitions which have been running now for nearly 40 years.
The book contains 40 stories and memories, never previously published, covering a wide range of very interesting subjects from bereavement infringing on a young lad’s big day when he gets his first long trousers, an emigration story linking the 1916 Rising and the Pearl Harbour attack, to recollections of the ‘coming of the electric’, the day ‘The King’ died and ‘Mother’s First Swear Word’.
And you must be intrigued by the role played by Granny’s Christmas tights in a tale of romance!
The Foreword this year is contributed by popular TV presenter and author, Mary Kennedy, and she writes:
‘It’s been a very unsettling time and my wish is that this year’s Ireland’s Own Anthology will restore some confidence and provide some comfort to readers, reminding us that the tradition of storytelling continues as strongly as ever in this country, championed by the Ireland’s Own magazine which began in 1902 and has been going strong ever since.’