Freewheeling up the hill (Margaret Hawkins)

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From painted nails to pilgrimages, red squirrels to red shoes, talking bikes to wedding blessings, power moves to pews on wheels, Irish rural writer, Margaret Hawkins, captures incidents, reactions and emotions to stir the heart and trigger a smile in this new poetry and prose collection.

MARGARET HAWKINS is the author of three books – Restless Spirit: The Story of Rose Quinn, the novel Deny Me Not and Freewheeling Up The Hill – a new collection of poetry and prose.

Her radio essays have featured on RTE Radio 1’s long-standing music and musings programme Sunday Miscellany and have been included in two of its anthologies. She has also had short stories published, one-act plays staged and a radio play broadcast.

Her day job is journalism and communications and she works principally for the Irish Farmers Journal. Radio and dialogue are particular interests of hers and she describes radio as ‘voices with stories attached’.

Reared in rural County Wicklow in Ireland she has lived for many years on a farm in south County Wexford.