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The A to Z April Blogging Challenge 2013   has been a fun ride so far– so many blogs to visit and so little time! I’m co-hosting it on Amlokiblogs, so drop me a comment there if you have something to say about the challenge itself. On this blog, I’ve been featuring mostly indie-published book excerpts for all of April. I love reading, and supporting author-friends, and this is a good way to do both.

Today, for R, I give you a travel story  Ramblings in Ireland by Kerry Dwyer.

Ramblings in Ireland

Ramblings in Ireland

Elevator Pitch:The story of a walking holiday in Ireland is used as a loose thread on which to hang  memories and musings from other times and places.


The trip to Ireland was a chance for Bertrand to discover for himself the
joys of another culture, another way of life. He loved the
Irish people, the food, the countryside – and most
importantly, the Guinness.
There is a lovely French expression “il ne perd pas le
nord.” Literally this means “he doesn’t lose the north.” It
means someone who knows exactly what they want and
where they are going. They are focused on their target and
don’t lose track of it.
That doesn’t describe me at all.
I can’t read maps. They always seem to be printed the
wrong way up. I can turn them the right way but then the
names of places are sideways or upside down. I never know
which way is north. Bertrand does, and he knows how to
read a compass. Makes you wonder why he trusts me to

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“As British ex-patriate Kerry Dwyer leads Bertrand, her trusting French husband, astray once more, they reminisce and reflect upon accents and accidents, family and friends, love and what it means to be alive. Bertrand doesn’t mind getting lost – he loves Kerry all the more for going off the beaten track. This is a book about ramblings in Ireland. Walk with Kerry and Bertrand and follow where your thoughts lead you.”

Would you like to take the walk with Kerry and Bertrand?

Damyanti Biswas

Damyanti Biswas is the author of You Beneath Your Skin and numerous short stories that have been published in magazines and anthologies in the US, the UK, and Asia. She has been shortlisted for Best Small Fictions and Bath Novel Awards and is co-editor of the Forge Literary Magazine. Her literary crime thriller series, the Blue Mumbai, is represented by Lucienne Diver from The Knight Agency. Both The Blue Bar and The Blue Monsoon were published in 2023.

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