Spins By Sandra Maybury
24th February 2023
Our WMB Super Shero Subscriber is Sandra Maybury of Maybury Marketing. Here she gives some background to her book entitled: Spins – The life and times of Sonny & Mary Maybury.
Many places throughout the country have unsung heroes, such as Harry (Sonny) and Mary Maybury, whose hard work and entrepreneurial flair have served the betterment of the communities they live in. Their story resonates a certain universality. While it is not quite the proverbial rags to riches, it tells the story of a young couple, who had a modest start, but carved out successful niches for themselves across a variety of enterprises, providing a lot of employment along the way; they were entrepreneurs ever before the word became prominent in the lexicon of business terminology.
Spins is a heart-warming, nostalgic and entertaining account of the Maybury family of Dunmanway, Co. Cork, from humble beginnings to entrepreneurial notions and the purchasing of a hotel with a young family in tow. The reader is transported back in time when family, friendship, and community were first and foremost, culminating with the present-day extended Maybury family.
It is an account of innocent times when “divilment” prevailed, where there were no smartphones to capture events other than word-of-mouth recollections and a rummage through old photographs. Spins features a collection of memories from family, friends and former employees as well as well-known names, including X Factor judge Louis Walsh and Daniel O’ Donnell.
In spite of their string of business successes, Sonny and Mary Maybury retain a genuine humility that endears them to all who know and admire them. Lovingly researched and documented by their daughter, Sandra Maybury, the precious memories, history, life and times of the Maybury family, their family, friends and staff over decades are shared and celebrated in this historical snapshot.
This intimate account by Sandra Maybury captures her parents’ essence and justifies her desire to share their inspiring life and times with a wider audience.
Spins is available to purchase online at www.buythebook.ie for €16.95 plus postage. All profits from book sales go to The Irish Community Air Ambulance.