Cottage Publications and Ballyhay Books

Newsletter 2 || Christmas 2010

Welcome to the second issue of the Laurel Cottage newsletter. We don't know about you, but this year has absolutely flown in, and if you're anything like us, there may be a lot of head scratching for those last few people you haven't yet bought a gift for. This newsletter should hopefully give you a few ideas; we've got a great range of books with something to suit just about everyone.

Postage is free within the UK and Ireland and we aim to have your purchases in the post within 24 hours of receiving your order, so they should be with you in no time. We'd very much like you to have your books before Christmas, so please don't delay your ordering - you know how busy the posties are at this time of the year!

We'd like to take this opportunity to thank you all for your support in 2010 and wish all our customers a very happy Christmas and a prosperous New Year.

Ballydoonan Days
Undoubtedly one of our best sellers this autumn, Ivan McKeown's debut novel has been taking local readers by storm. A potent mix of young love, laugh out loud humour and a distinct local flavour, Ballydoonan Days: Hesitant Hearts and the Wrestling of Goats would make a great stocking filler gift for men and women alike.
A Tollymore Year
Striking a chord with the many people who hold Tollymore Forest Park in dear regard, David Kirk's A Tollymore Year has been popular with young and old for the stunning photographs which chart a year in the life in a Northern Ireland visitor attraction which draws over 250,000 people a year. 


England books

We now have 10 titles in our 'area book' series in England ranging from The Cambridgeshire Fens across to Market Harborough up as far as Lincoln and over to King's Lynn and West Norfolk with a number of locations in between. Click the image on the left to see a full range. This is an ever popular series with specific areas being beautifully described in the words of a local author and painted through the eyes of a local artist.


Paddy Toye's Donegal
Also in our 'area book' series, we cover much of Ireland - from Paddy Toye's Donegal, down the west coast (Sligo and Connemara) to North Kerry, a quick scoot over to Dun Laoghaire and back up the east coast, stopping off at Strangford on the way back up. We've got too many to list here, so why not head to our website to see what we've got - we've got a really handy search function on every page so you can search for just about anything - if it appears anywhere in our books, the search will find it! (You'll find it just underneath the Cottage Publications and Ballyhay Books logo at the top of the page)


If you have any queries you can get in touch with us by email on or we'd be happy to hear from you if you'd to give us a ring on 028 9188 8033 - we'll be here right up until Christmas Eve.

Happy Christmas from Tim and Carolyn