Christmas Books

To give your Christmas shopping a helping hand we have compiled a gift guide outlining some of the best Irish books on the market this festive season, and also invited experts in each subject to share their personal insights and comments.

Here are just some of our contributors to this essential guide to Irish books this festive season!

FICTION: Vanessa Fox O’Loughlin, Founder & Managing Director of and the Inkwell Group, and successful crime writer under the pen-name Sam Blake.

NON-FICTION: Ronan Colgan, President of Publishing Ireland.

HISTORY: Tommy Graham, editor of History Ireland, tour business owner and history lecturer.

YOUNGER READERS:Marita Conlon-McKenna, award-winning author of The Children of the Famine trilogy.

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November/December 2017 (issue no.376) 

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December Book Competition

People On The Pier

by Marian Thérèse Keyes and Betty Stenson

'Based on dlr LexIcon’s popular 'People on the Pier' social media project this book is both a history and a joyful celebration of the Dún Laoghaire community.'

for a chance to win:

People On The Pier
by Marian Thérèse Keyes and Betty Stenson
ISBN: 978-1-84840-709-1
Publisher: New Island Books



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