Being a woman is, largely, about performance - how we dress and modify our bodies, what we say, the roles we play, and how we conform to expectations. Gender stereotypes are still deeply embedded in our society, but Emer O'Toole is on a mission to rewrite the old script and bend the rules of gender - and she shows how and why we should all be joining in. Exploring what it means to "act like a girl", Emer takes us on a hilarious and thought-provoking journey through her life.
"Witty and insightful"
It all started with Paris. At the top of the Eiffel Tower, a young man proposes to his girlfriend. In that second everything changes - not just for the happy couple but for the family and friends awaiting their return in Ireland.
This edition features an interview with Cathy Kelly. It all started with Paris... At the top of the Eiffel Tower, a young man proposes to his girlfriend, cheered on by delighted tourists. With her trademark warmth and insight, Cathy Kelly weaves a delightful tale spinning out from this once-in-a-lifetime moment, drawing together a terrific cast of characters with stories of their own. Vonnie, a widow and exceptional cake-maker, is just daring to let love back into her life, but someone is determined to stop it.
Molly Sullivan said that the new baby was a little star. She was no trouble at all and she was always smiling - so she became known as Star and no one remembered that her name was Oona.Star Sullivan just wanted everyone to be happy - her father to stop gambling, her mother not to work so hard, her brother to stay out of trouble, her sister to stop worrying about every little thing she ate.
Forensic investigator Reilly Steel, California-born and bred, imagined Dublin to be a far cry from bustling San Francisco, but a brutal serial killer soon puts paid to that. When a young man and woman are found dead in an apartment, the evidence suggests a suicide pact. But Reilly's sure that something is seriously amiss, and as more bodies are discovered, Reilly realises she is facing a truly twisted murderer...