'Aw Ra Best'

by Mary Connolly

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Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 5/16/2021

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 5.5x8.5
Page Count : 108
ISBN : 9781982283490
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 5.5x8.5
Page Count : 108
ISBN : 9781982283513
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 108
ISBN : 9781982283506

About the Book

*All proceeds from sales of this book will be donated to the charity TreeAid - www.treeaid.org.uk.

School motto “ Ex parvo magnus” (out of the little come the great )
“Everything which is written is meant to please or to instruct , the second object is difficult to effect without attending to the first”

Aw Ra Best ( All the best) Commonly used greeting to wish you well

In the beginning was the word, and the word was with Dad, and the word was Dad.

The foundations of my dad’s family life were based on a strong Catholic, Victorian-influenced background where children should be seen and not heard, and he adhered to a rigid belief in everything the church dictated—including the law on contraception, thus allowing nature to take its course to the tune of thirteen children at the final count, including two sets of twins.

Lucky for some, you might say, but a real pain in the ass for my mother. I’m female and the eldest, and I used to think my siblings were attempts to improve on nature. Perhaps the first production was a disappointment?

About the Author

Born in Glasgow, 1937. Eldest of a large family. Grew up during the War. Developed an early interest in drawing. Career move led to working as an illustrator in advertising. Other work included painting murals in leisure centres, etc. Has a great love of theatre and realised a dream when she appeared in a play, at the Edinburgh Festival. Loves to travel. Has two sons. Spent three years in San Sebastian with her husband and sons. Now living in Scotland.