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

What are you reading right now?

Jump by Daniella Moyles

Tell us a bit about it:

Right now I'm reading a preview copy of Jump, one girls search for meaning. It's out in June and so far I can say its a must read for every young woman.

What is your favourite book of all time?

Open by Andre Agassi

Tell us a bit about it:

An extremely honest autobiography.

What book do you remember most from your childhood?

Flight of the Doves by Walter Macken and Under the Hawthorn Tree by Marita Conlon McKenna

Tell us a bit about it:

Loved both books and have passed them on to my son.

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

Derval O'Rourke's first cook book Food for the Fast Lane

Tell us a bit about it:

It is full of simple , tasty family friendly recipes to fuel your body. I use this book a few times a week.

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

The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood

Tell us a bit about it:

Although it's been around since 1985 I only read it in the last year.


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