Something of myself

Just published

Mary’s collection of selective memoir and essays, published by Liberties Press, Dublin in December 2013.

Extracts from the book have appeared in the Daily Telegraph and Daily Mail and Mary’s essay on ‘The Reluctant Carer’ was extracted by the Sunday Independent on 1 December 2013 with a front page splash – to read the article click here

Price:                  PB €14.99 | £11.99
Publish date:    9 December 2013
Category: Features; Politics; Biography/ Memoir
ISBN: 978-1-907593-82-6
Distribution Gill & Macmillan Ireland & Turnaround UK
Book jacket photograph by Mark Nixon –

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Extracts from reviews of “Something of Myself”.

“This isn’t an autobiography, but more a volume of belles lettres in that Continental tradition – a series of bright vignettes that go to make up a wonderful kaleidoscope of a life. Mary Kenny….is searingly honest and always fair, making this a priceless volume.”

Alexander Lucie-Smith. The Tablet.

“Honest, humorous and harrowing – Mary’s many faces… [But] one thing that never changed is her innate gift to write sharp, perceptive and clever prose. This is a clever book.”

Dermot Bolger, The Irish Mail on Sunday.

“The author shows all the hallmarks of really good journalism, acute observation, write comment and a sense of realism mixed with the philosophy of her early upbringing and her bohemian early journalistic career in London and Dublin. Each episode is a delight to read…they are charming, engaging and not without acerbic comment from time to time.”

Mary O’Rourke, The Irish Independent.

“This is part autobiography, part homespun philosophy in which by far the most moving chapter is her account of looking after her stricken husband….though short on the boisterous wit for which she was once famous, this is an honest account of a life lived to the hilt.”

Magnus Linklater, The Spectator.