This July, the London Irish Book Club welcomes writer, journalist and filmmaker Kevin Toolis, who will host a discussion on his 2017 book, 'My Father's Wake - How the Irish Teach Us to Live, Love and Die'. 


Monday 29th July // 19.00 - 20.30

at the London Irish Centre, 50-52 Camden Square, London, NW1 9XB

Tickets are free! Book in advance at the bottom of this page.


About the book:


For twenty years writer and filmmaker Kevin Toolis hunted death in famine, war and plague across the world before finding the answer to his quest on the island of his forebears.

In this beautifully written and highly original memoir, he gives an intimate, eye-witness account of the death and wake of his father, and explores the wider history of the Irish Wake.

With an uplifting, positive message at its heart, My Father's Wake celebrates the spiritual depth of the Irish Wake and shows how we too can find a better way to deal with our mortality, by living and loving in the acceptance of death.


About the London Irish Book Club:


Over the past number of years, the London Irish Book Club has provided an informal environment for members of the community to come to get together and discuss the works of various Irish authors, both fiction and non fiction. 

Guests are encouraged to contribute their opinions, or simply sit and listen to the thoughts of others on each book. 

Each attendee's thoughts are as important as the next person and regular book club members often enjoy some disagreement on the merits of the books.

The book club attracts a diverse age range and the next title is always decided upon by consensus. New members are always welcome!


Upcoming London Irish Book Club dates for the diary:


Monday 25th November: Anne Griffin - "When All is Said"

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