Turn Left at the Black Cow : One Family’s Journey from Beverly Hills to Ireland

by McKenzie, Richard


1 in stock


Genre:Irish Biography / Irish Interest / Memoir / RARE & OUT OF PRINT



Used – Good condition, hardcover with clipped dust jacket. 

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No damage to boards. 

Binding in good condition. 

Light Foxing to page edges, text clear. 

No other noticeable marks or flaws. 




In this memoir, Richard McKenzie weaves an account of life with his wife Ava and her close relationship with her father Fred Astaire, vignettes of their contrasting childhoods in California, and life in the far reaches of the Irish countryside – where they moved with sons Kevin and Tyler in 1975.
Richard’s journal includes stories, never before published, about the entire Astaire family. With graceful humor and sentiment he renders a unique portrait of Fred Astaire – on movie sets in Ireland and at home in California – that gives rare insight into the private man behind the dancing legend.
At the center of the memoir are the day-to-day experiences of an American family making a new life in the midst of a rural Irish community, involving a colorful gallery of Irish characters and visiting Hollywood stars.