Francis Brennan has been keeping a diary every day since he received one for Christmas as a young boy in 1966. He made a New Year’s resolution that he would write in it daily and has kept that resolution every year since. Every evening, no matter what, he writes a couple of lines each day as his aide-memoire. Known across the country for his impeccable taste and high standards when it comes to home management the hotelier could not be better placed to create his own Homekeeper’s Diary for planning the year ahead.

The Homekeeper’s Diary 2021 offers readers a space to record it all, from important dates, to scheduling, shopping lists, and keeping daily personal records. It also includes Francis’ expert advice on cleaning, gardening, cookery, and all other aspects of household management.

Peppered throughout with hilarious anecdotes from Francis’ experiences in the hotel trade and his sage advice, , it offers readers both a traditional diary with the space for recording the year and all the practical tips needed to ensure domestic bliss in 2021!

The Homekeeper’s Diary 2021 by Franics Brennan will be published by Gill Books on Friday, 18 September 2020, priced €19.99. For publicity enquiries, contact Avril Cannon, Publicity Executive at Gill Books, on acannon@gill.ie / 086 023 2276.