Author Margaret Scott with Jackie Lavin
Entrepreneur Jackie Lavin spoke from the heart when she launched bestselling writer Margaret Scott’s new book ‘The Fallout’ last Thursday March 31 in Barker & Jones, Naas.
In her rousing speech she spoke about the present political climate and her feelings on the Irish banking crisis.
The packed bookshop listened intently as Ms Lavin praised the new book set in a fictional German Bank, which focuses on the pressures that employees found themselves under in post-recession Dublin.
As Scott read from her novel to howls of laughter she assured everyone present that this ‘really’ wasn’t a funny book.
Scott, a former columnist with the Leinster Leader, has a way of drawing in the listener or reader to her story.
She has an unbelievable sense of humour and can make the most dismal situation seem funny.
As the queue for signed books snaked down the shop to the door, those in attendance including Noleen McCreevy, Kildare Arts Officer Lucina Russell, Bill Cullen and many more enjoyed a glass of wine, handmade chocolates and a chat with locals and visitors to Naas alike.
'The Fallout' is published by Poolbeg Press and is available from bookshops countrywide.
Award winning writer Liz Nugent wrote of the book - “Scott brilliantly humanises the personalities of the banking trade's survivors in post-bust Ireland, the victims, the chancers and the eejits who reflect us all.”