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August Sinead Fitzgibbon on A Taste of Love

A Taste of Love. Theodora FitzGibbon. Gill & Macmillan; 382pp; €16.99/£14.99 pb; 23cm; 978-0-7171-6686-2. Actress, writer, lover and muse ‘The first time I saw him…

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Isabelle Cartwright on The Temporary Gentleman

The Temporary Gentleman. Sebastian Barry. Faber and Faber; 320pp; £7.99 pb; 20cm; 978-0-571-27699-8.. I first encountered Barry as a dramatist at the Peacock Theatre in…

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Simon Caterson on Mannix

Mannix.Brenda Niall. Text Publishing; 464pp; AU$50 hb; 23cm; 978-1-92218-211-1.. With her long-awaited life of Archbishop Daniel Mannix (1864–1963), Brenda Niall—one of Australia’s leading biographers—has conquered…

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Michael O hAodha on Rogha alt

Rogha Alt: An Peann Coitianta (1989–2003). Liam Ó Muirthile. Cois Life; 320pp; €14 pb; 21cm; 978-1-90749-447-5. The appearance of this volume of poet and novelist…

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Bookcase: ‘The Rocky Road’ by Eamon Dunphy

AUTOBIOGRAPHY The Rocky Road. Eamon Dunphy. Penguin Books; 200pp + 16pp of photos; €10.99/£8.99/CAN$18 pb; 20cm; 978-0-241-96885-7. Strikes on target and the odd own goal…

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Feature: ‘Hidden City: adventures and explorations in Dublin’ by Karl Whitney.

REVIEW BY JOHN GIBNEY   An engaging travelogue of a city that even its citizens do not know Hidden City: adventures and explorations in Dublin.…

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Daftness in the tangled mosaic of Dublin city life

Aubrey Malone The House on Parkgate Street and other Dublin stories. Christine Dwyer Hickey. New Island; 208pp; €14.99 hb; 21cm; 978-1-84840-290-4. When I mooted the…

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Scandal

The Diary of Mary Travers: a novel. Eibhear Walshe. Somerville Press; 203pp; €14.99/£12.99 pb; flapped; 23cm; 978-1-9927364-2-2. An earlier infamous trial involving the Wildes Friday…

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Ireland, the United Nations and the Congo

David O’Donoghue Ireland, the United Nations and the Congo. Michael Kennedy and Art Magennis. Four Courts Press; 271pp +16pp of photos; €45 hb; 23cm; 978-1-84682-523-1.…

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An uneven survey that delivers in the end

The Banshees: a literary history of Irish American women writers. Sally Barr Ebest. Syracuse University Press; 301pp; US$40 hb; 23cm; 978-0-8156-3330-3.   Sally Barr Ebest’s…

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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.'

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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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