Two Walls and a Roof is “Unputdownable” according to numerous readers. It tells the story of an Irish family from Cork who were born in a house that was originally an alleyway. It begins in the fifties at a time of great poverty, and carries you along on a roller coaster of emotions for the next sixty years. In her tiny little house an inspiring mother would encourage her children to believe in tomorrow and to laugh always, while she herself battled with a domineering old grandmother and an alcoholic husband.
In their early years two of those children, John and Kyrle would live out one crazy adventure after another, literally mimicking whatever they saw in their mad uncle’s picture hall. In time, four more children would arrive, each adding a different way of looking at life, and turning their tiny little house, into a vortex of drama and dreams, while struggling to survive. Despite its small size, their house was a place of great safety, where adversity was laughed at, while they drank tea from their jam jars, read with a candle, and hoped for a better tomorrow.
This book may bring tears to your eyes, but it’s much more likely to cause peals of laughter as you see how the Cahill’s from Buttevant, individually and collectively dealt with life.
After constant adventures with family colleagues and friends, the author’s way of looking at life would begin to change. His search for life’s meaning would lead to an incredible and magical adventure, one that you will be part of when you read,
Two Walls and a Roof.
or buy it at.. Liam O’Ruiseals Book Shop Cork. The Crescent Book shop Limerick City. Philips Book Shop Mallow and in Buttevant at O’Connors Newsagent right across the road from the actual house of Two Walls and a Roof.