When Mary Kennedy wrote Lines I Love a few years ago, it struck a chord in the hearts of Irish people across the country, quickly becoming a firm favourite with readers.
In Lines for Living, Mary expands upon the themes from that bestselling book, once again sharing with us her inner world with a collection of stories and musings about life in all its hues and flavours. This volume is illustrated throughout with new, treasured quotes, of which she remains an avid collector - including some from the many readers who were inspired to write to her.
The book weaves gently through the stages of life, covering such varying themes as motherhood and adjusting to the 'empty nest', age and beauty, the healing power of nature, home-making, food and celebrations, community, friendship, spirituality and gardening.
Replete with the warmth, honesty and humour we have come to expect from one of Ireland's best-loved broadcasters, Lines for Living is the perfect gift to give or receive, a book to cherish and dip into time and again.
Mary Kennedy presents popular television programme Nationwide and is one of Ireland's best-loved broadcasters, whose varied career in RTÉ has spanned more than three decades, and saw her host the Eurovision Song Contest in 1995. She is the author of Lines I Love, a book of stories and quotations, and a memoir Paper Tigers. Lines for Living is her third book. Mary, a mother of four, lives in Dublin.