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A Pen in your Pocket and

A Watch on your Arm


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Frank Curley



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ISBN: 978-1-913275-69-3


Price:  € 13.99 plus P&P









About the Book:


“Frank has provided a remarkable insight into the life of his Father, a small-hold farmer, through the War of Independence up to the 1970’s.  He delves into the wonderful, yet painful sacrifice, his Father made to enable Frank to enhance his life prospects. His story cannot fail to raise personal and emotional family memories for the reader.” 

Liam Gardiner


“Frank's writing journey correlates with his father's journey through the 1950s - steadfast and determined. His tale is a poignant trip down memory lane for many of us.”

Jean O’Sullivan


A poignant account of a son’s voyage of discovery as he pieces together his father’s story.” Sue Leonard



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About the Author:


Frank Curley was born near Ballybay in County Monaghan in 1946. He is an only child and his mam died when he was nine years old. He was reared by his aunt and uncle for five years after his mam’s death. His dad went to England during that time for work. After finishing college, he worked in Quality Control for the food and drinks industry before moving to the energy business. He is now retired. He is a widower with two daughters, both engaged to be married, and his first grandson has arrived. His wife passed away in 2011. This is his first published book.






Some photos from the official Launch














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will go towards research into

Multiple Sclerosis.