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Catherine Coady

Catherine Coady

Dublin born and bred

Where in Dublin do you live?
Dublin 15
Where are you from?

What are you reading right now?

The Angel in the Stone by RL McKinney.

Tell us a bit about it:

Mother and sons conflict over the loss of another son.

What is your favourite book of all time?

Mornings in Jenin by Susan Abulhawa.

Tell us a bit about it:

Life in Palestine from 1948 to present date and its devastating impact on the lives of people over four generations.

What book do you remember most from your childhood? And Why?

All the Malory Towers collection by Enid Blyton.

Tell us a bit about it:

Life in boarding school... sounded wonderful!

Which of your books is battered from using over and over again?

A Good Housekeeping cookery book.

Tell us a bit about it:

Edition 1992..... still current in all its recipes today.

Was there a book that really changed your mind about something? How?

Mornings in Jenin by Susan Abulhawa.

Tell us a bit about it:

This book captures the belief in 1948 that the Israeli government and the world would see the injustices taken place in Palestine and land would be restored. It follows the lives of four generations and explores how each generation losses this faith in this belief.


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