Kathleen Watkins is set to become a first-time author, just as she turns 82, this October. But don’t expect it to be an autobiography about life with Gay Byrne. Instead, her book Pigín of Howth is a children’s book based on the stories Kathleen told her grandchildren as they were growing up. Pigín is a popular pig about town: friendly, curious, impeccably dressed and the most mannerly pig you could ever hope to meet. Published by Gill Books and illustrated by Margaret Anne Suggs, Pigín of Howth will contain three standalone stories. We don’t care what age we are, if Kathleen is involved, we want to read them.