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Earlier today Kevin Doherty from Centra Muff had his very own book launch for ‘Penny Baps’ instore. All arranged and presented by his very loyal and most supportive staff. ‘Penny Baps’ is a work of fiction which is very much rooted in Inishowen, and in particular Carndonagh.

Although very much fiction, there are elements of Kevin’s own life and family between the lines. One customer today told Kevin how a song he has quoted in the book is one her mother used to sing. That immediately got a conversation going about the particular song and how it resonated with a number of people present today.

Kevin read an extract from the book today and it featured ‘good mince’….’good steak mince’ in fact. And was it a coincidence that Kevin himself was standing beside the mince in Centra Muff whilst reading?

Huge praise must be given to Kevin’s very supportive staff today who arranged a really lovely launch. Hand-made sign (no-one’s admitting to the design!!), champagne, cupcakes, cake, tea, coffee and more were all enjoyed by everyone. Locals popped in to wish him well. Ladies from Warren View Manor came along with well wishes also.

‘Penny Baps’ is a title taken from a mix of experiences Kevin had growing up: his father used it as a regular saying; his Geography teacher used it in school, and it was a regular saying on the football pitch. So what you make of ‘Penny Baps’ is now up to you.

‘Penny Baps’ (signed copies) are now available at Centra Muff. Don’t miss out on your copy of this debut novel by our very own Kevin. You might even recognise something within those pages too……

‘He won’t tell Dan about the trees yet. In the spring maybe, when he knows if they’re living or dead. Cahir is the right man for a secret. The great secrets of the world are best kept by fat boys and girls. Fat boys like Cahir with no shortage of capacity or cover or practice, the once who’ve been hoarding for years, building heft in the quiet when backs were turned.’ (from Penny Baps)