Erwan Fouéré asked me to make a family book for his mother’s 99th birthday.

Together we made a book of her travel journals and holiday photographs going back to the 1970s. He asked for 100 copies, and I thought he must have a lot of people in his family. I met him again after “Travels with Marie-Magdeleine” was finished, and he told me he’d organised a memorial service for his mother – sadly, she had since passed away. He’d given copies of the book to many of her neighbours in Connemara, and they were all looking at it and reminiscing about her life.