Julia Kelly: Exclusive Extract Reading

By Tina Zafeiri
In Book News
May 15th, 2018
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We were delighted to welcome bestselling author Julia Kelly to Eason HQ to tell us about her deeply moving memoir Matchstick Man and read an extract from it, exclusively for Eason.

Matchstick Man is one of Sinéad & Rick’s Must Reads for Spring.

Watch the video below:

Sinéad Moriarty Reviews Matchstick Man

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matchstick man by julia kellyMatchstick Man by Julia Kelly

Julia Kelly met a charismatic and successful artist, Charlie Whisker, while she was working on her first novel. He was twenty years older than her. Their relationship was passionate and extraordinary; each of them inspired the other. Their friends were writers, artists and rock stars; they lived a glamorous life of exhibitions, parties and concerts. They became parents to a daughter they adored. But Charlie suddenly changed, becoming hopelessly forgetful, angry and confused. This is an unbearably honest, unsentimental and heartbreaking description of a brilliant man’s mental disintegration and its effects on his family. Charlie’s disturbing behaviour is described in a series of terrible, understated revelations. 

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