A REAL GEM, AFFECTION SHINING THROUGH

A REAL GEM, AFFECTION SHINING THROUGH

This is just one of the comments received in response to Kerry Darbishire’s book, Kay’s Ark.  Letters, emails and tweets have been arriving over recent weeks, full of praise for her memoir of her mother’s life.  It is a lovely feeling to have given such pleasure. Here...
We’re getting very excited

We’re getting very excited

Kerry Darbishire and I met yesterday to make final preparations for the launch of Kay’s Ark. It will be on sale from September 19th – not long now! To say that this book has been a labour of love sounds like a cliché, but in this case it truly has.  Kerry tells the...
KAY’S ARK in CUMBRIA LIFE

KAY’S ARK in CUMBRIA LIFE

Have a look at the September issue of Cumbria Life Magazine.  Mary Ingham, who interviewed Kerry Darbishire just over a month ago, has written a lovely piece which summarises perfectly what it was that made her mother, Kay Callaghan, such a charismatic person and how...
KAY’S ARK in CUMBRIA LIFE

Book Signing for KAY’S ARK

Sam Read’s Bookshop in Grasmere is the venue for the first book signing for KAY’s ARK.  Kerry Darbishire will be there on Thursday 22nd September from 2.30pm. Sam Read’s has a wonderful reputation.  It has been trading since 1887 and was the winner of 2006 the...
New Handstand Author – Kerry Darbishire

New Handstand Author – Kerry Darbishire

KAY’S ARK by Kerry Darbishire will be going to print very soon. It is the story of her mother, an amazing and resourceful woman who came to the Lake District from London in the early 50’s with three small children and little else.  The café she opened at Skelwith...
Kay’s Ark Coming Soon

Kay’s Ark Coming Soon

We are hard at work preparing Handstand Press’s next publication. KAY’S ARK is the lovingly told story of Kay Callaghan who escaped London for the Lake District in 1950. With three children, no money, a failing marriage and abandoned acting career she began a new...