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A Morning With Cecelia Ahern

A Morning With Cecelia Ahern

On Saturday 21st September, I took myself off on an adventure to the suburban area of Rathmines in South Dublin.

The reason for the adventure was the launch of Cecelia Ahern’s latest book called ‘Postscript’ which is the highly anticipated sequel to her debut novel called ‘PS I Love You’ which hit the bookshelves 15 years ago,

The event took place in the picturesque Stella Cinema, an Art Deco theatre that wouldn’t look out of place in F. Scott Fitzgerald novel, with its exquisite lighting and opulent interiors.

Lucky attendees of the event were treated to a healthy and scrumptious breakfast of pastries, Greek yogurt with granola and a cheeky glass of Prosecco before settling down in the cinema to watch the film adaptation of ‘PS I Love You’ starring Hilary Swank and Gerard Butler.

With a box of salted popcorn for company, I settled down into the leather armchair and joined the rest of the audience on the heartbreaking story of Holly and Gerry on their tragic love affair, I laughed, snorted and cried along with everyone else as a dead Gerry urged Holly to step out of her comfort zone through the medium of letters.

A Morning With Cecelia Ahern

Once the film was over, we enjoyed a Q&A with Cecelia and IMAGE magazine’s group brand director of Rosaleen McMeel. Cecelia talked about her writing journey and how her story has helped people deal with grief and loss. She admitted that she cried ugly tears whilst writing the book, so I’ll have that to look forward to when reading the book next and her main splurge when writing is a Jo Malone candle that accompanies her through the writing process of each book. Warm-hearted and funny to listen to, Cecelia had the audience in the palm of her hands when she revealed the exciting news that Hilary Swank had emailed her wanting to read ‘Postscript’ and after reading it, is fully on board to bring Holly and Gerry’s love back to the big screen, as well as interest from Nicole Kidman’s production company to bring ‘Roar’ to life, which was a collection of short stories.

After treating her fans to one novel a year for the past 15 years, Cecelia is taking a well earned break from writing as she prepares for the imminent arrival of her third child.

A Morning With Cecelia Ahern

A huge thank you to Harper Collins Ireland and IMAGE magazine for the kind invite as well as the goodie bag of a copy of ‘PS I Love You’ with customised tissues and the latest issue of ‘IMAGE’ magazine. A Morning with Cecelia Ahern was organised by An Post, sponsor of the Irish Book Awards.

You can buy ‘Postscript’ from Amazon and is available to buy from good bookshops.

Cecelia Ahern Reveals New Book – Postscript

Cecilia AhernlWonderful news for fans of Cecelia Ahern’s bestselling novel, ‘PS I Love You’, as Cecelia has revealed that she has written a sequel to the book called ‘Postscript’.

What the back cover says –

When Holly Kennedy is approached by a group calling themselves the PS, I Love You Club, her safe existence is turned on its head. Inspired by hearing about her late husband Gerry’s letters, the club wants Holly to help them with their own parting messages for their loved ones to discover after they’re gone.

Holly is sure of one thing – no way is she being dragged back to the grief she has left behind. It’s taken seven years to reinvent herself, and she’s ready to move on with her life.

But Holly comes to realize that when you love someone, there’s always one more thing to say…

With the news only being announced today, there is already so much excitement over the book and with a cover yet to be revealed, there’s something else to look forward to!

You can pre-order ‘Postscript’ from Amazon and will be available to buy from good bookshops from 19th September 2019.

Roar By Cecelia Ahern

Roar‘Roar’ is the latest book by Cecelia Ahern.

With her trademark honesty, Cecelia Ahern gives us 30 stories about 30 women, all titled ‘The Woman Who…’, that capture the different facets of women’s lives.

Cecelia Ahern has become one of Ireland’s most successful authors, with her unique voice and charm, her books fly off the shelves and I’m certain that ‘Roar’ will be no different.

Her latest book is a collection of short stories, that focus on the complexities and issues that women across the world have to deal with on a daily basis. But, in her usual style, each story is infused with her lyrical magic that made each story fascinating, witty and poignant reading.

Her stories cover fertility, gender equality, love, confidence and life and each story is even more charming and unique with each page. I particularly loved the stories of the women with the literal ticking clock and the woman who unravelled and melted when stressed. The stories are also relative to our lives and gives us reassurance that we’re not alone when we question how society treats us.

There are 30 stories in the book and vary from 7-10 pages long and can easily be absorbed in one day, I’m proof of that!

An occasionally dark and most certainly inspirational collection of short stories that make for empowering reading, ‘Roar’ is a book for women who want to be heard and not only seen and see encouraging change in our society. Honest, frank and heartbreaking in parts, it’s no wonder it’s already been picked by Nicole Kidman for production.

You can pre-order Roar: A story for every woman, from the Sunday Times bestselling author from Amazon and will be available to buy from good bookshops from 1st November 2018.

Cecelia Ahern Reveals New Book – Lyrebird

LyrebirdCecelia Ahern is back this November with her latest magical book, called ‘Lyrebird’.

The story of ‘Lyrebird’ is –

Life is in two parts: who you were before you met her, and who you are after.

A documentary crew discover a mysterious young women living alone in the mountains of West Cork. Strikingly beautiful she has an extraordinary talent for mimicry, like the famous Australian Lyrebird. The crew, fascinated, make her the subject of her story, and bestow the nickname upon her.

When they leave, they take Lyrebird with them back to the city. But as she leaves behind her peaceful life to learn about a new world, is she also leaving behind a part of herself? For her new friend Solomon the answer isn’t clear. When you find a rare and precious thing, should you share it – or protect it…

Another intriguing and mysterious story from one of Ireland’s loved authors, ‘Lyrebird’ sounds like an captivating read.

You can pre-order Lyrebird from Amazon and will be available to buy from good bookshops from 3rd November 2016.

Cecelia Ahern Releases First Young Adult – Flawed

FlawedMulti-best-selling author Cecilia Ahern is returning to our bookshelves this year, with her first Young Adult novel called ‘Flawed’.

The story of ‘Flawed’ is –

Set in a powerfully realised society where perfection is valued above humanity, with an intense love story at its centre. Good-girl Celestine has always agreed with the system but following an act of kindness towards one of the Flawed is herself excluded and soon she is fighting for her own survival – and for love.

With ‘Flawed’ being Ceceilia’s first step into the Young Adult genre, it sounds like a must read!

You can pre-order Flawed from Amazon and will be available to buy from good bookshops from 24th March 2016.