Author Anne Chamabers with Erja Lipponen, Wander Woman Tours and Sheelyn Brown, 14th great granddaughter of Grace O'Malley celebrating the 10th anniversary of The Pirate Queen Tour at Westport House.
Hi all Ranji fans,
I am preparing a new edition of my Ranji biography 'RANJI: MAHARAJAH OF CONNEMARA' which has been out of print since 2006 and found this interesting and topical article in the Times of India.
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As part of the eight hundred year celebrations of the foundation of the famous Ballintobber Abbey, Co. Mayo, Anne as been invited to give a talk in the Abbey on Tibbot-ne-Long Bourke, the First Lord Viscount Mayo (1567-1649) on Monday 25 July at 7 pm. Lord Mayo and many members of his family are buried in the Abbey.
Born aboard his mother's ship and saved at birth from Barbary Coast pirates this youngest son of Grace O'Malley seems destined to fulfill his birthright as a Gaelic chieftain. But international politics catapult him into prominance. Amid the choas of the disintegration of the Old Gaelic Order, before and after the Battle of Kinsale, Machiavellian, cunning and daring Tibbot weaves his way through the political, social and military chaos in an all-consuming passion to survive and to slavage a future from the wreckage for himself and his family.
Author of six biographies, historical novel, collection of short stories, film screenplays, stage and radio plays, Anne writes, lectures and has been interviewed around the world about her writing ( see dedicated pages for publication details )
Her books have been made into Radio and TV drama-documentaries for Discovery Channel. Learning Channel, RTE etc and have been translated and published abroad. She has appeared regularly on radio and TV programmes, most recently on the BBC’s popular series Who Do You Think You Are, on Nationwide RTE I and RTE Lyric FM.
She was short-listed for the GPA Irish Book Awards (biography) and for the 2004 Irish Hennessy Literary Awards (short story).