About the Book
Bernadette’s Book is the story of a dynamic Irishwoman with a great story to tell. Bernadette comes from a fascinating family background, in Dublin and in Thurles, Co Tipperary. The book tells of her early days growing up in a Dublin that was radically different from the present day city. It narrates her career, which was spent entirely in the Irish foreign service, at the headquarters of what is now the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, and tells of the many world dignitaries she met, from John F. Kennedy to Prince Rainier and Princess Grace of Monaco. The book also details her marriage to Hugh Oram-they’ve now been married for 45 years-and all the travel and other adventures they’ve had together. Bernadette is a truly remarkable woman and this is her story.
About the Author
I’m a writer,broadcaster and journalist living and working in Dublin,Ireland.I’ve written many books,primarily on historical and documentary topics,as well as many travel books about Ireland and some on travels in France.I’ve written books on specific historical themes,like the history of Irish newspapers.Bernadette’s Book is my 80th book.I also work as a journalist for newspapers and websites and I’m also a radio presenter and contributor,especially for RTÉ Radio 1,the most listened to radio station in Ireland.