Purcell’s clear account of her dramatic life

{ "b" : "Diamonds And Holes In My Shoes," , "cite" : "by Deirdre Purcell, Hodder Headline, €15."}

2nd December, 2006

{ "b" : "Diamonds And Holes In My Shoes," , "cite" : "by Deirdre Purcell, Hodder Headline, €15."}

According to novelist Deirdre Purcell, to be a successful broadcaster you need ‘‘a quiet sense of drama . . . leavened when necessary with neighbourly gossip’’. It is precisely the balance between these two qualities in her writing that makes Purcell’s memoir, Diamonds And Holes In My Shoes, a compelling and entertaining read.

The memoir is book-ended by...

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