I Wish I Had Known will be launched in LIT
The phenomenal literary career of Thurles lady Peg Hanafin has brought to fruition a fourth book in as many years, which will be launched in LIT Tipperary on Friday April 27th at 7:00pm.
“I Wish I Had Known” is Pegs latest work and as she claims herself -“I think it is the best of the four”.
That's quite a claim really, because the previous three titles have made an enormous impact and have been very widely read. In fact, they are being used as text books in a number of second and third level institutions -a fitting tribute to her very fine work, and a fact which really delights the author herself.
Peg is relatively new to publishing but she has been very prolific. “Getting More Out of Life”, “Thoughts for Your Journey” and “Never Give Up” have now been followed by “I Wish I had Known” and her hope is that this latest book can strike a note with readers and take something from her musings.
The Thurles lady, a native of Holycross, welcomes scores of visitors to her home each and every year. She is committed to keeping in touch with her many many friends and loves nothing more than geeting a phonecall for a chat.
Of course, having a lifetime of experience in areas including business, family, education, politics, charity, social work, illness, spirituality and prayer, local government and the health system, Peg is perfectly placed to offer her views, dispense her advice and to write from the heart about the many subjects she has covered.
The author Peg Hanafin.
Although indifferent health over the last few months has resulted in this latest publication being a major challenge for Peg, she has been surrounded by a great team of helpers, principal among them, Mr Brendan O'Connor, Killinan, Thurles who joined her once again as graphic designer for “I Wish I Had Known”. Brendan brings a wealth of experience to every project and the very fine work undertaken with this book has transformed a raw manuscript into something very desirable and noteworthy.
Among those who will be in attendance on the evening of the launch will be Cathy Jones, Head of Department of Applied Social Sciences at LIT; Dr Michael Ryan, also of LIT and a number of students who have been using Peg’s previous book “Never Give Up” as an essential reading text on their Social Science programme; Peg's son Councillor Seamus Hanafin, Chairman of the Templemore Thurles Municipal District Council; and Rev Fr Jim Purcell, PP, Thurles, a great friend of Peg who will bless the publication.
There will be refreshments available in the college as well as plenty of entertainment, song and dance in what will be another evening to remember. It's hard to believe that it is just over 12 months since Pegs last book launch - how fortunate that so many can benefit from the wisdom of her experience, having commanded it to print.
Incredibly, there are 136 chapters in this book and each chapter is adorned with quotations appropriate to the theme of the chapter. So whether you wish to read about 'Love of the Outdoors' , 'Going on Holiday', 'Do you Sulk' , 'Toxic People', 'Broken Heart' or many more subjects you can do so.
Each chapter stands alone and the great thing about this book is that it can be taken up and put down with real ease. Read a chapter or two today - appropriate perhaps to your mood at the time - put it down, and read some more tomorrow, or the next day or next week. The themes don't date; the content will not go stale; and the effect and power of the words that Peg has brought together in so coherent, and yet so simple a manner, can be lasting.
Peg Hanafin has received many many compliments from readers over the last number of years for her writing, her wisdom and her desire to share her experiences.
“I Wish I had Known” continues on the same road, but enhances the journey of enlightenment considerably for the reader. It is sure to be a success - success being measured in the help it can bring to the reader and all those who will happen upon it.
So, mark the date in your diary and be sure to come to LIT Tipperary on Friday evening, April 27th at 7:00pm for some music, song, dance, chat, of of course the boo launch as well.
Peg would love to see you.