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A Cocoon With A View

A Cocoon With A View

Am I cocooning or self-isolating?  In today’s climate both words mean the same thing, but it’s amazing the different picture each word paints in our subconscious. Alice Taylor explores wellbeing, what community now means and so many other topics thrown into sharp relief by the arrival of COVID19.

Paperback: €8.99
Paperback: 128 pages
Size:196x130 mm
ISBN: 9781788492225

E-Book (ePub): €2.99
Also available as an E-Book (ePub)
ISBN: 9781788492232

Category: Biography/Memoir

Back in the last weeks of February, which now feels like a hundred years ago, we here in Innishannon were busy planning what was  termed ‘The Big Rake Off’ of the dead grass on the long sloping bank beside the road coming into the village. Happily unaware of forthcoming events, we were totally focused on creating our wild flower bank: to get something like this going you need a ‘metheal’, a word which prior to the corona virus was unknown to anyone under 40.   

Then everything changed ... Exploring the themes of community, family and personal wellbeing, Alice Taylor examines a world changed utterly by the arrival of a once-in-a-century infectious disease.

Heart-warming, reflective yet always practical, Alice is a wonderful guide in a world unlike the one we lived in only a few short months ago.

Alice Taylor

Alice Taylor lives in the village of Innishannon in County Cork, in a house
attached to the local supermarket and post office. Since her eldest son has
taken over responsibility for the shop, she has been able to devote more time
to her writing. Alice Taylor worked as a telephonist in Killarney and Bandon.
When she married, she moved to Innishannon where she ran a guesthouse at
first, then the supermarket and post office.
To School Through the Fields was published in May 1988. It was an immediate
success, and quickly became the biggest selling book ever published in
Ireland. Alice has written nearly twenty books since then, large exploring her
village of Inishannon, and the way of life in rural Ireland. One of Ireland's most
popular authors, her most recent book is And Life Lights Up.

the remarkable new book from a true national treasure

Joe Finnegan Show - Shannonside-Northern Sound

fuelled by good humour and home-spun wisdom

Evening Echo


musings from inside the cocoon are full of charm, wit and wisdom ... As you would expect from her, it is heartwarming, inspiring and comforting …. This timely book is full of charm, wit and wisdom. A Cocoon with A View hits the spot and is sure to delight

Irish Independent

Audio available: listen to some of this book now ...

    The Invisible Visitor. Audiobook extract read by Jennifer Fitzgerald:

Also by Alice Taylor:

And Time Stood Still
Across the River
House of Memories
The Parish
The Woman of the House
The Village

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