Something of Myself and Others

Something of Myself and Others

by Mary Kenny


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ISBN-13: 9781907593826
Publisher: Liberties Press
Publication date: 03/01/2014
Pages: 224
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

MARY KENNY is a leading journalist, author and broadcaster, who has written for more than twenty-five publications over four decades, including the Guardian and the Daily Telegraph. She has written a number of books, including a biography of William Joyce, ‘Lord Haw-Haw’ entitled Germany Calling, as well as a study of Ireland’s relationship with the British monarchy Crown and Shamrock: Love and Hate between Ireland and the British Monarchy. She has also written a play about Michael Collins and Winston Churchill, Allegiance. She is married to the writer Richard West, has two sons and two granddaughters, and likes to think she lives between Ireland and England.

Table of Contents

Author's Note and Acknowledegments 11

Part 1 Adventures in the Media Trade

An Apprenticeship 15

Journalistic Ethics 26

Reporting the French Revolution 29

Learning the Language of the Obituary 32

Life Lessons Journalism Taught Me 35

Part 2 My Part in Famous Lives

I Made the President's Match 47

Mary Robinson 52

Edna O'Brien 57

Delia Smith 61

I interviewed Marlene Dietrich … et al 64

Grace of Monaco 70

Margaret Thatcher 74

Michael Fassbender 78

The Queen and Gerry Adams 82

Part 3 Absent Friends

Terry Keane 87

Nuala Fennell 93

The Shock of Departure 98

Mary Holland 100

Mary Cummins 108

June Levine 114

Clare Boylan 120

Maeve Binchy 125

Part 4 Sexual Politics

When a Priest is Named as a Paedophile 135

All Aboard the Condom Train 149

Sexual Liberation 158

Part 5 On A Personal Note …

Dublin 4 Made Me 163

Farewell, My Darling Sister 177

The Reluctant Carer 182

Because 215

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