Main Street, Castleconnell, Co. Limerick
THE LIMERICK WRITERS’ CENTRE
is pleased to announce the launch of
Keeping My Ghosts Alive – A memoir By Laura Bond
Keeping My Ghosts Alive is a memoir written by the late Laura Bond and annotated by her husband John Bond. The launch takes place Saturday 21st Oct 7.30pm Charcos Restaurant, Castleconnell, Co Limerick.
It will be launched by poet and writer John Liddy.
Keeping My Ghosts Alive is a multi-faceted chronicle of a woman who, up to her untimely death, lived life with exceptional energy and intensity. It is, furthermore, a heart-warming love story. Laura Bond is commemorated in the heavens by a personalised star, and on earth by an oak tree planted in Glenstal. The book is an enduring monument to her irrepressible spirit and to the tight bonds of family and friendship that no tragedy can break.
Laura bond (nee Mc Mahon) was born in Janesboro, Limerick, on 6th of August 1948. It was there in 1961 at the age of thirteen that she met her childhood sweetheart and future husband with whom she would spend the rest of her life. In 2010 Laura was diagnosed with cancer, having been misdiagnosed in 2007, and given one year to live, or two to three, with successive Chemotherapy.
This is her story written in her own words, which were discovered after her death by her husband, who completed her memoir.
It tells of an ordinary housewife from a working class background with an extraordinary strength of character in how she dealt with adversity, from the death of her parents and siblings to her move from a comfortable four bed roomed home to a scarcely habitable cottage, to her diagnosis with cancer and how she ultimately faced her death.
It contains honesty, humour, tragedy and love.