Eileen Kay To Launch Latest Travel Memoir In Dumfries

Join author Eileen Kay as she launches the fourth book in her Noodle Trails travel memoir series. She’ll be at The Stove Dumfries 6.30pm Tuesday 23rd. A short reading and Q&A will be followed by wine, nibbles, gossip, and maybe even a few free gifts.


Eileen Kay, a long-standing expat and seasoned traveller, has previously worked for the BBC, KISS-100 FM Radio, and as a stand-up comic. Now based in southern Scotland, she continues to travel, teaches English, and is on a challenge to write as many travel memoirs as possible.


Her latest book, “Laughter, Hope, Survival – On the Refugee Trail from Africa via Ukraine to Hungary and beyond,” is a dramatic first-hand account of her time in Budapest when suddenly there arrived thousands of refugees from the war in Ukraine. The book has Eileen’s typical sharp sense of humour, and includes the story of the Ukrainian grandma who downed a drone with a jar of tomatoes, and the soldiers who were threatened by a Russian warship and responded with obscenities.


She also sweetly befriended a group of medical students who remain friends with her, to this day.


One reviewer said: “The whole book is lit by her readiness to see the humour and ridiculousness of many situations . A heartening example of people’s ability to find a way through difficult times.”


Come hear stories about how a crisis can bring out the best in people.

All profits from the book sales will go to refugee relief.

You can also follow her travel blog here: https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100035141327939