'Mary Margaret now realised what
Great Aunt Greta expected her to be -
well mannered, full of grace and silent.'
Sometimes it's difficult living up to expectations when
you have a mind of your own.
Full of Grace is a collection of stories set in the 1950s and 60s about a young Canadian girl, Mary Margaret, and her journey from inquisitive child to young woman - with a stopover in gawky adolescence. The book comes with a CD of Patricia reading the stories with musical punctuation by guitarist, Jamie Moore. www.jamie-moore.com.
‘a pleasure to read and to listen to’
'perceptive writing... great warmth'
Annie Watson, Thanet Watch
'It's prose but also quite poetic in its elegant images and flow of the pen.
I found myself captured...
Plus it looks beautiful too!'
Laurie Fyffe, Writer
Artistic Director, Evolution Theatre, Past Managing Artistic Director, Ottawa StoryTellers
Read by Patricia Mahoney with musical punctuation by Jamie Moore.
'It's wonderful... an absolute cracker'
Leo Ulph, BBC Radio Kent
The Lie was aired on BBC Radio on Friday 5 June 2020
'Really, really lovely'
Leo Ulph, BBC Radio Kent
Full of Grace was aired on BBC Radio on Friday 12 June 2020
Full of Grace was launched at the Tom Thumb Theatre in Margate on 15 April 2016. The theatre sold out a week before the event. The book sold well and the presentation was so well received that it was decided to do more of the same.
The Mosaic Cat and Beachkeys produced a further reading / performance of Full of Grace at Conquest House, Canterbury in May and Conquest House programmed it again in October as part of their Umbrella programme during the Canterbury Festival.
In November, Patricia and Jamie did a lunchtime reading at The Jermyn Street Theatre in London's West End. The reading was well received and as a result they have been invited to participate in a number of festivals including POW! Thanet celebrating International Women's Day and the Whitstable Literary Festival. Patricia and Jamie have also performed excerpts from Full of Grace for a number of community groups and organisations.
Patricia's narration of many of the stories contained in the Full of Grace collection have been played on BBC Radio during the summer of 2020.
For more information about events, please go to the Events page.
Full of Grace (book with accompanying audio CD) is available on
Please contact Beachkeys if you would like to stock Full of Grace in your shop.