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Goodnight Ballivor, I'll Sleep in Trim: A Memoir

by John Quinn
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Not another memoir of childhood? Well, yes actually. Not another regressive desire to capture a golden weren't-we-poor-but-happy age? Well, no. Nor a pursuit of misery and repression either. This is simply a journey into the author's past in the quiet, sleepy midlands village of Ballivor sixty odd years ago.

This book grew out of the radio documentary Goodnight Ballivor, Ill Sleep in Trim. That expression, common to those who grew up in Ballivor, yet shrouded in mystery, was the obvious title to give to a radio memoir.

The wonderful reaction to it surprised the author, but it shouldn't have. It was the old story of the local being universal. Twelve years after the documentary was first broadcast, the author has finally acceded to the many requests to put this rich tapestry of his own memories, and those of his counterparts, into print.

About the Author:
John Quinn
is a much-loved broadcaster and radio producer who was the recipient of numerous prestigious radio awards during his twenty-five years with RTÉ. He is also an accomplished author and writer of fiction and non-fiction, including Sea of Love, Sea of Loss, an intimate and inspiring book, written as a tribute to his late wife Olive. A skilful and engaging storyteller, his children s novel, The Summer of Lily and Esme, was described as an instant classic and won the 1992 Bisto Children s Book of the Year. His most recent work, The Will to Win (co-written with Sean Boylan), was published in September 2006. John Quinn lives in Clarinbridge, Co. Galway.