Mona Campbell was born and grew up in the Blackrock area of Dublin and she gained employment as a shorthand typist with Bord na Móna in 1947. She was initially assigned to work for Chief Accountant Bridget Flynn. Later she worked for Tim Wyse in Hatch Street before returning to headquarters. She became friendly with Todd Andrews and would later help him by typing his book “Man of No Property”. She worked as secretary to Dermot Lawlor, Lewis Rhatigan and Paddy McEvilly and she has extremely positive memories of her work in those days. Mona Campbell retired in 1988 and she touches briefly on her reasons for this.