This morning, Wendy, of Sweny's arranged a display of Percy Lovegrove's fascinating memoir "An Auld Cockle Picker - The autobiography of a well-travelled man" in Sweny's Chemist on Lincoln Place. Percy's wonderful book spans from finding himself orphaned in County Laois in the 1930's, to Dublin where his future wife, Abbey School of Ballet original Doreen Cuthbert taught him to dance, to the trans-African railway and Kikuyu land in Kenya during the Mau Mau rebellion, to his work with Coras Trachtala in the 1960's and '70's, when Ireland was but an inchoate brand on the international market, and beyond. Why not drop in to Sweny's and have a look for yourself? They're awfully friendly, and you can also buy old-fashioned sweets of all varieties. Watch this space...
Monday, February 22, 2010
Percy Lovegrove's memoir "An Auld Cockle Picker" hits Sweny's, Lincoln Plance
Posted by Deirdre Mulrooney