Alice Taylor is the author of the ever-popular To School through the Fields, and many other bestsellers, including And Time Stood Still, The Gift of a Garden, The Women, Do You Remember?, Tea and Talk, Home for Christmas, and As Time Goes By, where she explored the challenges and joys of her 80th year. A Cocoon with A View went straight into the Bestseller Charts when it was published in June 2020. In it, Alice examined a world changed utterly by the arrival of a once-in-a-century infectious disease. Heart-warming, reflective yet always practical, Alice offered comfort and inspiration to those trying to cope with a changed world. A book about connecting, when we had to stay apart. 2020 also saw the publication of Books from the Attic, where Alice rediscovered joy and inspiration from treasured old reads, the books of her school days in the 1940s and 1950s, the poems and stories, the words that stayed with her for the rest of her life. Alice has lived in the village of Innishannon, Co. Cork since 1961. She takes inspiration from her homeplace and surroundings, and she is celebrated for her heart-warming books reflecting on village and rural life, celebrating the importance of family and community, and the magic of everyday. Alice’s twenty-ninth book, Tea for One, will be published in October 2021. She continues to be one of Ireland’s most popular and beloved writers.
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