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Bono to speak at Helen Seymour's book launch

The U2 frontman will be among guests at the launch of Beautiful Noise...

The Hot Press Newsdesk, 04 Feb 2013

Bono will be saying a few well-chosen words in Dublin tomorrow at the launch of Beautiful Noise, Helen Seymour’s debut self-published novel, which has already been optioned for the big screen.

“Dublin. 1985. A war is raging between The Government, RTÉ and the 28 illegal pirate radio stations, who’ve taken control of the nation’s airwaves and the advertising revenue that goes with it,” reads the blurb.

“When a bus accident brings Elliott, Iris and Squirrel together, little do they realise the real journey has only just begun. It’s an unlikely partnership; the barrister’s son, the punk on the dole and a courier with big dreams. But within six months of meeting, Studio One goes live, takes on the big boys of radio, and less than a year after they first meet, Elliott, Iris and Squirrel are owners of the number one radio station in the country."

“But not without consequences. Fact mirrors fiction in this debut novel, which is reflective of the real story of pirate radio in Ireland. At its heart, however, Beautiful Noise is a story about growing up, it’s about the first steps you take in the world as an adult, it’s about how different people and events shape and change your life. The underlying theme is communication - the power of good, the consequences of bad, how some people shoot from the hip but others struggle to say what they feel, and how messages get mixed or lost in the process.” will have a full report and pictures on Wednesday morning.

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