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Megan Burns

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Inside the glittering Dublin home of jewellery designer, Chupi Sweetman-Durney

Megan Burns

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This Dublin home has been given a makeover full of warm tones and inviting textures
This Dublin home has been given a makeover full of warm tones and inviting textures

Megan Burns

5 inspiring self-help books that will change your life
5 inspiring self-help books that will change your life

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This deceptively spacious cottage is on the market for €845,000
This deceptively spacious cottage is on the market for €845,000

Sarah Finnan

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How should we speak to teens about consent?

Amanda Cassidy

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Cecelia Ahern Talks Writing Advice And Imagination


By Jeanne Sutton
06th Nov 2015
Cecelia Ahern Talks Writing Advice And Imagination

In 2004, a young Cecelia Ahern saw her debut novel break-out. P.S. I Love You became a global phenomenon, the story of one young widow’s life after tragedy capturing hearts around the world. And dominating bestseller lists. The movie, Gerard Butler’s accent withstanding, is most people’s ultimate comfort watch. When I worked as a receptionist in the tourism industry, one Japanese visitor told me she decided on Ireland because of it. So dear Failte Ireland, when are we naming a street in Galway after Jeffrey Dean Morgan?

Over ten years later and Ahern is still writing, averaging one book a year. And she’s still at the top of her game. Her books?touch upon the rawest human emotions – familial relationships, death, depression, unexpected pregnancy, missed opportunities – and her readers, us included, are devoted followers. It also helps that Cecelia Ahern is one of the nicest people you could possibly meet. We chatted to her last month about her new book, The Marble Collector, which tells the tale of a daughter learning about her father’s secret life in the aftermath of his death. We also decided to pick her brain about writing and to find out if she’s a bit fed up of talking about P.S. I Love You.

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