Book Launch at Ballymaloe

Posted by on Feb 14, 2017 in Latest News | 0 comments

On 2nd February we went to The Grain Store at Ballymaloe for the launch of Sally Phipps’s book about her mother Molly Keane. The launch was a very personal tribute by the whole Allen family and a wonderful tribute by Ken Thompson. They all obviously hold both Sally and her mother with great affection. There was a very poignant and moving radio recording of an interview done just after the publication of Time After Time, it was lovely to hear her voice. We had the most delicious food produced with the minimum of fuss with the usual flair of Ballymaloe. The whole Grain Store was packed to the rafters, literally.  I happen to speak to Johnny de Falbe this week as John Sandoe Books in ChelseaIMG_0534 1 are also hosting a book launch for the book, Molly Keane, A Life next week. We both said how much we had enjoyed reading the book and he said they were selling fast from the shop. That is wonderful news, as I must say it is most beautifully written, Sally writes superbly. It is full of antidotes from around here as she lived in Cappoquin and Ardmore.