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Natasha Mac a'Bhaird - Author

About the Author

Natasha Mac a'Bhaird is a freelance writer and editor. She is the author of the bestselling wedding planning book, The Irish Bride's Survival Guide, a new edition of which was published in 2011. Her first two children’s books, Missing Ellen and Olanna’s Big Day, were both chosen for the White Ravens Collection. and was shortlisted for the Reading Association of Ireland Award 2011.  She has written three books in the My Ireland Activity Book series The Wild Atlantic Way, Cliffs of Moher and the Burren, and Dublin. Starring Meg is the second book in the Star Club series which launched with Hannah in the Spotlight. Natasha has written articles for the Evening Herald, Irish Examiner and Image magazine and is a regular book reviewer with Inis - Children's Books Ireland magazine and Book Fest.

Favourite book? Favourite song? Advice for aspiring writers? Find out all the answers, and more, in a Q&A with Natasha, here.

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Other books by Natasha Mac a'Bhaird

Sonia O'Sullivan Great Irish Sports Stars

Sonia O'Sullivan Great Irish Sports Stars

Author: Natasha Mac a'Bhaird Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 21/08/2020

OLYMPIAN, WORLD CHAMPION RUNNER AND IRISH SPORTING LEGEND 'Sonia walked to the start line with the other athletes, her tummy full of butterflies. She could feel the eyes of the crowd upon them. Sixty-five thousand people, all here to watch their race. She had dreamt about this moment for so long, and now it was here.' As a little girl, playing with her friends in Cobh, Co. Cork, Sonia O'Sullivan was known as the fastest runner. When she joined a running club and started to win races, she began to dream of the Olympic Games. Through her talent, dedication and her ability to get back up and dust herself down when things went wrong. Sonia went from an ordinary girl who loved to run to an extraordinary world class athlete. The story of one of Ireland's greatest ever athletes -- and a dream made real.

Reindeer Down! An Irish Christmas Tale

Reindeer Down! An Irish Christmas Tale

Author: Natasha Mac a'Bhaird Format: Hardback Release Date: 14/10/2019

Santa's sleigh is flying over Ireland, delivering presents to all the boys and girls. But then there's a crash! Dancer hurts her leg and can't pull the sleigh. What will Santa do? Rory, the smallest reindeer, has a great idea. It's full speed ahead to visit the deer in the Phoenix Park. Can they help Santa continue with his journey?

The Irish Bridesmaid's Guide From the dress to the hen to the big day

The Irish Bridesmaid's Guide From the dress to the hen to the big day

Author: Natasha Mac a'Bhaird Format: Hardback Release Date: 11/02/2019

Congratulations - you've been asked to be a bridesmaid! Your friend, sister or relative is planning the most important day of her life and she wants you to be a special part of it - what could be nicer than that? You're in for a lot of fun, laughter and happy times as you help her make memories she'll treasure for the rest of her life. But once the initial thrill of being chosen for this honour wears off you might be wondering what you've let yourself in for! How much is expected of you, and how can you be the fabulous bridesmaid your lovely friend deserves? Never fear, you've made the best start by picking up this book, which will guide you through this exciting, fun-filled and yes, occasionally stressful time. This is your ultimate guide to everything you need to know and do in your new role as bridesmaid. From the dress to the Hen Party, and through the final countdown and the big day, this book has got you covered! With real life stories, this book is both entertaining and extremely helpful.

The Irish Bride's Survival Guide

The Irish Bride's Survival Guide

Author: Natasha Mac a'Bhaird Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/02/2014

So you are getting married, and you want the Big Day to be perfect? Well, look no further. Based on her own wedding experience and the collected wisdom of other Irish brides, and the odd groom, the author will take you through every stage of this happy process -- from the proposal to the honeymoon. The complete guide to planning and hosting your wedding day in Ireland. This comprehensive guide will help all brides-to-be to get through the organising and preparation for their big day, and contains sections on: Who does what How much Dress to impress Church or civil, home or abroad Legalities Rings and things Cakes, cars and photos Hen parties to honeymoons Tips from other brides 'How to beat the stress' hints A chapter especially for the groom (by the groom) Countdown from engagement to 'I do' Fully updated with recommended websites, including those for budget-conscious brides, new celebrity wedding stories and hints and tips. Humorous and easy to read, this book will make your countdown to matrimony as easy as falling in love!