No Poverty Between the Sheets, by Pauline Kiely, is a “cheeky memoir that shares the antics of growing up in a half Irish, half French-Canadian household,” according to a press release.
The book and author will be featured at Chapter’s bookstore in Peterborough on March 17, between 11 am and 4 pm. Kiely’s legacy brims with tales of courage, and grit. Readers are treated to holidays in Ireland, camping adventures throughout Ontario, and reminded of less complicated times with a trip down memory lane.
The author’s mother is the youngest of 12 children hailing from French River in Northern Ontario, and her father, the fourth of 10 children is from the seaside village of Dalkey, County Dublin, Ireland.
Kiely once asked her Irish granny “If you were so poor why did you have 10 children?” Her granny replied, “To be certain, there was no poverty between the sheets.”
Kiely will be accompanied by her number one fan, a member of the CHEX alumni, retired CTV weatherman, Dave Devall, who says, “I couldn’t put this book down! I started laughing on the very first page and couldn’t wait to get to the next paragraph. What also impresses me is Kiely’s style of writing which is so honest and down to earth.”
Equestrian and author Hugh Morshead comments, “Kiely handles a hilarious heritage with both hands on the reins and sparks flying from her spurs.”
*Pictured: Author Pauline Kiely with Dave Devall.