Our wonderful Patricia Forde, author of The Wordsmith, appeared on the Keith Finnegan show with Des Kenny of Kennys Bookshop last Friday, the 5th June.
In his introduction, Des tells us that ‘from the moment you pick it up, you do not leave it down’ and that Patricia ‘writes with wonderful energy, she writes passionately, there’s not a word missing…it’s wonderful to welcome it’.
Des is one of the owners of Kennys Bookshop, which has for years been an institution in Galway City and has now become the Amazon of Ireland, with its impressive and extensive website offering books worldwide. We were delighted to have an event with Patricia in the bookshop on the day of The Wordsmith‘s release.
The presenter reminds us that ‘while it’s aimed at adolescents it’s clearly not just for adolescents’, mentioning that one of the researchers on the show took it home the evening before and stayed up all night to read. He also comments on how beautifully crafted the book is, in its words and its appearance, and calls it ‘a fantastic piece of work’.
To listen to the full interview, click through to the Galway Bay FM website here. The Wordsmith segment starts at 35 minutes in.