Wednesday, January 17, 2007

Absent



Colaiste Mhuire in Parnell Square appears to be in disuse. Their website has had no messages added since 2001. Marie Celeste, more like.



The place inspired my short story "Truant". I started secondary education there, but went on the bounce for three months and ended up joining part way through first year in a different school, just like Joseph Murphy.

Thursday, January 11, 2007

I just read this article about Suzi

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"Mrs Pritchard, who lived in Mount Street, off Queens Road, Nuneaton, was a larger-than-life character...In an interview with the Nuneaton Telegraph in 1999, she said: 'I love my writing - like God, I start with nothing and create something. In many ways I have a wonderful life.' "



I took this picture of Suzi, glorious and surrounded by friends, at her birthday party in Nuneaton, December 2003.