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Padraic Fallon ... A Hymn of the Dawn
Padraic Fallon

A Hymn of the Dawn


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'A Hymn of the Dawn' tells of the life of the poet Padraic Fallon (1905-1974), his wife Don and their six sons during an idyllic summer in the south-east of Ireland in the 1950s. At Prospect, a Georgian house with a small farm, the po...

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Edited by Sophia Grene ... A Life in Postcards The Writings of Melosina Lenox-Conyngham
Edited by Sophia Grene

A Life in Postcards The Writings of Melosina Lenox-Conyngham


€15.00

 

Many people will remember Melosina's voice from 'Sunday Miscellany', where these pieces were first broadcast, or have read them in 'Irishwoman's Diary' in The Irish Times. Fewer may have discovered her intriguin...

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J.P. Donleavy ... A Singular Country
J.P. Donleavy

A Singular Country


 

A Singular Country is J.P. Donleavy’s idiosyncratic and personal view of Ireland told in the vernacular of the Irishman, which he has nearly, but not quite, become. “A country where the dead are forever living...

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Peter Ross. Foreword by Ulick O'Connor ... All Valiant Dust: An Irishman Abroad
Peter Ross. Foreword by Ulick O'Connor

All Valiant Dust: An Irishman Abroad


€50.00

 

For many of its participants, the Second World War was the most intense period of their lives - with horizons widened by grief, strangeness and excitement. Peter Ross, graduated from Trinity College, Dubli...

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Micheal MacLiammoir ... All for Hecuba: An Irish Theatrical Biography
Micheal MacLiammoir

All for Hecuba: An Irish Theatrical Biography


From his days as a child actor in London, sharing the stage with Noel Coward, to founding the Gate Theatre in Dublin with his partner Hilton Edwards, and undertaking ambitious tours to pre-war Europe, Micheall MacLiammoir. All For Hecuba comb...

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Andrew McNeillie ... An Aran Keening
Andrew McNeillie

An Aran Keening


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'An Aran Keening marks out and occupies its own territory, it caught me in its spell.' - Tom Paulin

'McNeillie's writing is beautiful, the poetic style of this memoir and his philosophical musings on life make this a b...

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Eric Craigie ... An Irish Sporting Life
Eric Craigie

An Irish Sporting Life


 

'It is a long time since I have read a book of reminiscences as engaging'
- Tony O&...

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Padraic O'Farrell ... Boss Croker
Padraic O'Farrell

Boss Croker


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In 1846 the Crokers, a Presbyterian landlord family, flee famine-stricken West Cork aboard the Henry Clay, survive shipwreck and land in New York. There they are confronted with the grim realities of the t...

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Marjorie Quarton ... Breakfast the Night Before: Recollections of an Irish Horse Dealer
Marjorie Quarton

Breakfast the Night Before: Recollections of an Irish Horse Dealer


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'It makes riveting reading and I was desperately disappointed when I reached the final page all too soon. Marjorie Quarton is a natural storyteller'- Grania Willis, The Irish Field

'I defy anyone, even the...

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John Hughes ... Bright Bewildering Green
John Hughes

Bright Bewildering Green


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'A story remarkable because commonplace in rural Ireland - the surplus child, the tragedy of the extra mouth.'
- from the Foreword by John Stalker

'A heartening, eloquent but dispassionate testimony to the t...

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Edited by Cormac K.H. O'Malley and Nicholas Allen ... Broken Landscapes: Selected Letters of Ernie O'Malley 1924-1957
Edited by Cormac K.H. O'Malley and Nicholas Allen

Broken Landscapes: Selected Letters of Ernie O'Malley 1924-1957


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Ernie O'Malley was a revolutionary republican and writer. One of the leading figures in the Irish independence and civil wars, he survived wounds, imprisonment and hunger stirke, before going to the US...

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Charles Gannon ... Cathal Gannon: The Life and Times of a Dublin Craftsman 1910-1999
Charles Gannon

Cathal Gannon: The Life and Times of a Dublin Craftsman 1910-1999


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Cathal Gannon (1910-1999) revived the art of harpsichord making in Dublin in the early 1950s after a lull of some 150 years. His story is one not of rags to riches but of obscurity to recognition. Despite ...

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Roy H.W. Johnston ... Century of Endeavour: A Biographical and Autobiographical View of the Twentieth Century in Ireland
Roy H.W. Johnston

Century of Endeavour: A Biographical and Autobiographical View of the Twentieth Century in Ireland


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“In this richly documented exploration of his own public life and that of his father, Roy Johnston provides us with a unique opportunity to follow the intellectual odyssey of a singularly gifted family, from the Board Room of Tri...

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Richard Pine ... Charles: The Life and World of Charles Acton
Richard Pine

Charles: The Life and World of Charles Acton


€30.00

 

This is a biography of the music critic and commentator, chronicling his family's history over 300 years at Kilmacurragh in County Wicklow (now a celebrated arboretum in the care of the State), and his...

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Ninette de Valois ... Come Dance With Me - A Memoir 1898-1956
Ninette de Valois

Come Dance With Me - A Memoir 1898-1956


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'This book is a testament to her status in the world of dance and her Irish background' - Cork Examiner

NINETTE DE VALOIS, the world-famous prima ballerina, was born Edris Stannus in 1898 and raised at Baltiboys in County Wic...

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Jim Connell ... Confessions of a Poacher
Jim Connell

Confessions of a Poacher


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In 1889 Jim Connell wrote 'The Red Flag', which became the anthem of the international Labour movement. He was born near Kilskyre, County Meath, and in his teens moved with his family to Birr, County Offaly, where his ...

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Elaine Crowley ... Cowslips and Chainies
Elaine Crowley

Cowslips and Chainies


 

Cowslips and Chainies is a poignant memoir of childhood in 1930s and early ’40s Dublin. Best-selling novelist Elaine Crowley’s account of tenement life is by turns hilarious and intensely sad. Her beloved, consumpt...

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Patrick Myler ... Dan Donnelly: Pugilist, Publican, Playboy
Patrick Myler

Dan Donnelly: Pugilist, Publican, Playboy


€9.99

 

This book tells the remarkable story of an Irishman whose exploits in the bare-knuckle ring made him into an early 19th century folk hero. His victories over highly regarded English opponents came in the w...

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Anthony Cronin ... Dead as Doornails
Anthony Cronin

Dead as Doornails


€10.00

 

'A classic; of his mastery of language there can be no doubt' - Anthony Burgess

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Bernard Adams ... Denis Johnston: A Life
Bernard Adams

Denis Johnston: A Life


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'Bernard Adams has produced a terrific biography of a truclent maverick' - Neil Donnelly, Irish Independent

'This excellent biography will undoubtedly stimulate further interest in the work while providing fitting tribute...

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Robert O'Byrne ... Desmond Leslie (1921-2001); The Biography of an Irish Gentleman
Robert O'Byrne

Desmond Leslie (1921-2001); The Biography of an Irish Gentleman


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When a guidebook to Ireland described his family as being ‘mildly eccentric', Desmond Leslie took offence and wrote to the publishers informing them that, on the contrary, the Leslies were very eccentric.

Son of writ...

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Mim Scala ... Diary of a Teddy Boy
Mim Scala

Diary of a Teddy Boy


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'Captures that hinge moment when everything changed from grey to colour.' - Marianne Faithfull

 

London, 1950s. Mr Tobias, the Fulham tailor, makes young Emilio Scala a fingertip drape and he fills it, a Teddy boy extrao...

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C.S. Andrews ... Dublin Made Me
C.S. Andrews

Dublin Made Me


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'One of the most riveting books I've read for years.' - Sunday Independent

 

Dublin Made Me, the first of C.S. ('Todd') Andrews' two celebrated volumes of autobiography, ...

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Ross Skelton ... Eden Halt: An Antrim Memoir
Ross Skelton

Eden Halt: An Antrim Memoir


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‘We read, as if memory is being assembled in front of us. It is this precision, the beautifully executed detail, that makes Eden Halt a deeply moving memoir.’ – Roddy Doyle

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Rory O'Connor ... Gander at the Gate
Rory O'Connor

Gander at the Gate


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Knocknagoshel, north Kerry, in the 1930s. Autumn mornings with mist rolling over a 'kindly and fertile land'; the pungent smoke of turf fires; open-air wrestling contest; convoys of tinkers with their piebald ponies; farm boys ...

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Sinead McCoole ... Hazel: A Life of Lady Lavery
Sinead McCoole

Hazel: A Life of Lady Lavery


€50.00

 

Until now Lady Lavery has been remembered for the numerous portraits by her husband, the painter John Lavery, celebrated in "The Municipal Gallery Re-visited' by W.B. Yeats, This first biography o...

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Robert O'Byrne ... Hugh Lane 1875-1915
Robert O'Byrne

Hugh Lane 1875-1915


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This is the first full life of the art dealer and patron Hugh Lane since the rather adoring 1920 biography by his aunt Lady Gregory. Robert O'Byrne makes use of the vast quantities of archival material that have come to light in re...

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Shevawn Lynam ... Humanity Dick Martin 'King of Connemara' 1754-1834
Shevawn Lynam

Humanity Dick Martin 'King of Connemara' 1754-1834


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This finely detailed and amply illustrated biography recreates the life and times of one of Ireland's earliest environmentalists, founder of the world movement for the protection of animals. A loveable...

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Joan de Vere ... In Ruin Reconciled
Joan de Vere

In Ruin Reconciled


Available in E-Book only.

In Ruin Reconciled, A Memoir of Anglo-Ireland 1913-1959 ('that country of the mind'), tells the story of an orphan girl adopted by Anglo-Irish parents and brought to liv...

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Ciaran Carty ... Intimacy With Strangers: A Life of Brief Encounters
Ciaran Carty

Intimacy With Strangers: A Life of Brief Encounters


€16.99

 

Intimacy with Strangers offers a dazzlingly original, thought-provoking approach to celebrity interviewing.

Ciaran Carty draws upon a career involving many of the world’s leading writers, artists, actors and dir...

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Peter Somerville-Large ... Irish Eccentrics: A Selection
Peter Somerville-Large

Irish Eccentrics: A Selection


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Ireland's history has long been illuminated, and enlivened, by bizarre, colourful, extravagant, unfettered individuals: ripe country-house eccentrics, saints, scholars, bucks and hell-rakes, duellists, abductors, rhymers and miracl...

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Thomas Bartlett (Ed.) ... Life of Theobald Wolfe Tone
Thomas Bartlett (Ed.)

Life of Theobald Wolfe Tone


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'As I shall embark in a business, within a few days, the event of which is uncertain, I take the opportunity of a vacant hou...

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Judy Kravis & Peter Morgan ... Lives Less Ordinary: Thirty-Two Irish Portraits
Judy Kravis & Peter Morgan

Lives Less Ordinary: Thirty-Two Irish Portraits


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The people who talk about their lives in this book represent a creative, dissident Ireland. They are artists, writers, map-makers, weavers, water-diviners, teachers, environmentalists, farmers, wood-cutter...

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Oliver MacDonagh. Edited by Tom Dunne ... Looking Back: Living and Writing History
Oliver MacDonagh. Edited by Tom Dunne

Looking Back: Living and Writing History


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This book is a selection of historian Oliver MacDonagh's writings edited and introduced by his former student, Tom Dunne, who contibutes an account of MacDonagh's career and a bibliography. It brin...

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C.S. Andrews ... Man of No Property
C.S. Andrews

Man of No Property


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'In the spring of 1924 I was released from internment where I had been held for a year since the end of the Civil War in what was then the Irish Free State. I was a little over twenty-two years of age....

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Mary Carbery & Jeremy Sandford ... Mary Carbery's West Cork Journal
Mary Carbery & Jeremy Sandford

Mary Carbery's West Cork Journal


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PLEASE NOTE THIS BOOK IS ONLY AVAILABLE AS AN EBOOK

This is the remarkable journal of an Englishwoman in ...

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R.B. McDowell ... McDowell on McDowell: A Memoir
R.B. McDowell

McDowell on McDowell: A Memoir


€20.00

 

Between clubs, dining halls, libraries, institutions and good addresses in the country, R.B. McDowell, born in September 1913, had led the charmed and energized existence of a distinguished bachelor don, e...

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Charles Bewley ... Memoirs of a Wild Goose
Charles Bewley

Memoirs of a Wild Goose


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Highly personal memoirs by Irish diplomats are rare, and those with the quality of fictional autobiography by George Moore, Brendan Behan and Francis Stuart are rarer still. These remarkable reminisces of a man who served his country i...

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Mike Scott ... Mike Scott: Adventures of a Waterboy
Mike Scott

Mike Scott: Adventures of a Waterboy


€50.00

 

Lyrical, driven, singular as his peers Bob Dylan, Neil Young and Van Morrison, Mike Scott is a man made manifest through his music. Scotland’s most celebrated rock ‘n’ roller and singer-songwriter tells his story in <...

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Terry Prone ... Mirror, Mirror: Confessions of a Plastic Surgery Addict
Terry Prone

Mirror, Mirror: Confessions of a Plastic Surgery Addict


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Terry Prone once thought plastic surgery was for the vain, the self-regarding and the rich. She thought herself the person least likely to submit to the plastic surgeon's scalpel.

But this was before a traumatic car crash ...

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Kevin Myers ... More Myers: An Irishman's Diary 1997-2006
Kevin Myers

More Myers: An Irishman's Diary 1997-2006


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Ribald, savage, coruscating, curmudgeonly: epithets come to mind at the mere mention of the name of Kevin Myers as he lays about him with an eighteenth-century verve and wit, veering between vilification and compassion, anatomizing the...

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Valerie Wallace ... Mrs. Alexander: A Life of the Hymn-Writer
Valerie Wallace

Mrs. Alexander: A Life of the Hymn-Writer


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Edited by Antony Farrell, Vivienne Guinness and Julian Lloyd ... My Generation: Rock 'n' Roll Remembered, An Imperfect History
Edited by Antony Farrell, Vivienne Guinness and Julian Lloyd

My Generation: Rock 'n' Roll Remembered, An Imperfect History


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Owen Crohan ... Paddy Mo: The Life of Patrick Moriarty, 1926-1997
Owen Crohan

Paddy Mo: The Life of Patrick Moriarty, 1926-1997


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This biography charts the life of Paddy Moriarty, the Kerryborn Chief Executive of ESB, a man who revolutionized corporate life during his leadership of the largest semi-state company in Ireland in the 198...

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Edward Byrne & Frank Callanan (Eds) ... Parnell: A Memoir
Edward Byrne & Frank Callanan (Eds)

Parnell: A Memoir


€15.00

 

Charles Stewart Parnell (1846-91), the greatest Irish politician of the late nineteenth century, forfeited leadership of the Irish Party in Westminster because of a divorce scandal, after a decade in which...

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Marjorie Quarton ... Part-Time Writer: Notes & Reflections
Marjorie Quarton

Part-Time Writer: Notes & Reflections


€12.99

 

"I can't imagine a more sensible and useful guide for the would-be writer, part-time or not" - from the Foreword by Diana Athill

 

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John Gleeson ... Promises to Keep
John Gleeson

Promises to Keep


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John and Geraldine Gleeson, teenage sweethearts in Carlow, had only one wish in life after they got married: to have a child.

Promises to Keep is John G...

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John Ryan ... Remembering How We Stood. Bohemian Dublin at the Mid-Century
John Ryan

Remembering How We Stood. Bohemian Dublin at the Mid-Century


€10.99

 

With a foreword by J.P. Donleavy

'The best book about literary Dublin ever written' - Frank Delaney 

 

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Richard Davis ... Revolutionary Imperialist. William Smith O'Brien 1803-1864
Richard Davis

Revolutionary Imperialist. William Smith O'Brien 1803-1864


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Published in Australia by: Crossing Press, P.O. Box 1137, Darlinghurst, N.S.W. 2010


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Seamas O Siochain ... Roger Casement: Imperialist, Rebel, Revolutionary
Seamas O Siochain

Roger Casement: Imperialist, Rebel, Revolutionary


 

'Seamas O Siochain has written what is the most voluminous biography of Casement and a significant contribution to an understanding of his life.' - Frank Callinan, The Irish Times

Roger Casement is among the m...

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Kildare Dobbs ... Running the Rapids: A Writer's Life
Kildare Dobbs

Running the Rapids: A Writer's Life


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Poet, travel writer, teacher, film-extra in Laurence Olivier's Hamlet, quiz-show panellist -Kildare Dobbs has played many parts, been many places, met many people. His life's journey, marked by fre...

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Elizabeth, Countess of Fingall ... Seventy Years Young: Memories of Elizabeth, Countess of Fingall
Elizabeth, Countess of Fingall

Seventy Years Young: Memories of Elizabeth, Countess of Fingall


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'This book is one of the most remarkable and the most entertaining of its kind ever published about late Victorian and Edwardian Irel...

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Jonathan Shackleton & John MacKenna ... Shackleton: An Irishman in Antarctica
Jonathan Shackleton & John MacKenna

Shackleton: An Irishman in Antarctica


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A mesmerizing new biography of explorer Ernest Shackleton, lavishly illustrated with over a hundred photographs, maps and engravings, some of them appearing in print for the first time. Eighty years after ...

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Otto Rauchbauer ... Shane Leslie: Sublime Failure
Otto Rauchbauer

Shane Leslie: Sublime Failure


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Shane Leslie (1885-1971) - diplomat; man of letters (novelist, biographer, poet, historian, pamphleteer); Irish, Anglo-Irish and half-American aristocrat; religious devotee; first cousin of Winston Churchi...

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W.J. McCormack ... Sheridan Le Fanu and Victorian Ireland: A Life of the Hymn-writer 1818-1895
W.J. McCormack

Sheridan Le Fanu and Victorian Ireland: A Life of the Hymn-writer 1818-1895


 

Sheridan Le Fanu (1814-73) was a highly original author of fantastic fiction - novels and short st...

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Lis Pihl (Ed) ... Signe Toksvig's Irish Diaries 1926-1937
Lis Pihl (Ed)

Signe Toksvig's Irish Diaries 1926-1937


€50.00

 

'Superb - These diaries are a challenging blend of lyricism, loneliness and the telling detail. Toksvig emerges as a passion...

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Andree Sheehy Skeffington. Foreword by Conor Cruise O'Brien ... Skeff: A Life of Owen Sheehy Skeffington 1909-1970
Andree Sheehy Skeffington. Foreword by Conor Cruise O'Brien

Skeff: A Life of Owen Sheehy Skeffington 1909-1970


€50.00

 

Owen Sheehy Skeffington was one of the few Irish public figures who carried a flame for individual conscience and humanitarianis...

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Michael Kirby ... Skelligs Calling
Michael Kirby

Skelligs Calling


 

'Michael Kirby is a man who understands the true value of life. He shows us in this marvellous book that everything that lives is connected ... his is the view of the wise man: we have much to learn fr...

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Michael Kirby ... Skelligs Sunset
Michael Kirby

Skelligs Sunset


€30.00

 

'A man who understands the true value of life ... he shows us that everything that lives is connected.' - Jane Urquhart

'He writes charmingly with ...

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Michael Kirby ... Skelligside
Michael Kirby

Skelligside


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This is the remarkable folk autobiography of a small famer, fisherman and poet from from the South Iveragh peninsula of Co. Kerry, part of Ireland's western sea-board, a region bounded by mountains and...

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David Fitzpatrick ... Solitary and Wild: Frederick MacNeice and the Salvation of Ireland
David Fitzpatrick

Solitary and Wild: Frederick MacNeice and the Salvation of Ireland


€40.00

 

For lovers of the often dark and troubled poetry of Louis MacNeice, his father is a reassuring presence: solid, sober, pious yet tolerant, a Church of Ireland clergyman who was not afraid to rej...

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Madeline Kingston ... Something in the Head: The Life & Work of John Broderick
Madeline Kingston

Something in the Head: The Life & Work of John Broderick


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This is the first full biography of Athlone-born writer John Broderick (1924-89), whose powerful Balzacian novels of life in the Irish midlands depict sexuality and Catholicism in a series of pungent table...

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Penny Perrick ... Something to Hide: The Life of Sheila Wingfield, Viscountess Powerscourt
Penny Perrick

Something to Hide: The Life of Sheila Wingfield, Viscountess Powerscourt


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'A riveting portrait of a gifted poet - a contentious woman and the gilded worlds she moved in, yet never belonged to' - Edna O'Brien 

A fasci...

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J.B Lyons ... Surgeon Major Parke's African Journey 1887- 1889,
J.B Lyons

Surgeon Major Parke's African Journey 1887- 1889,


 

A life of the celebrated Victorian traveller and the discoverer of "the Mountains of the Moon".

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Bruce Arnold ... Swift: An Illustrated Life 1667-1745
Bruce Arnold

Swift: An Illustrated Life 1667-1745


 

Who was Jonathan Swift? Bruce Arnold's provocative book examines this enigmatic figure in the light of his relationships - with his lover Esther Vanhomrigh ('Vanessa'), his ward Esther Johnston...

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Elaine Crowley ... Technical Virgins
Elaine Crowley

Technical Virgins


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In her best-selling first volume of autobiography, Cowslips and Chainies, Elaine Crowley remembered her childhood in 19...

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David Fine ... The Beat: Life on the Streets
David Fine

The Beat: Life on the Streets


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Who are the women who walk the beat in Dublin's red-light districts?

How did they get there?

Why do they stay...

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Padraic O'Farrell ... The Burning of Brinsley MacNamara
Padraic O'Farrell

The Burning of Brinsley MacNamara


 

The Valley of the Squinting Windows (1918), Brinsley MacNamara's first published novel, so enraged the Westmeath c...

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Trevor White ... The Dubliner Diaries
Trevor White

The Dubliner Diaries


€9.99

 

'If I was to urge you to buy one book for Christmas, this would be it; an ideal present.' - Eamon Delaney.  Read the whole article More

Ciaran O Nuallain ... The Early Years of Brian O'Nolan
Ciaran O Nuallain

The Early Years of Brian O'Nolan


€10.00

 

Ciaran O Nuallain's memoir of his brother Brian O'Nolan (1991-66), the only major source on the early life of the man who later achieved literary fame as Flann O'Brien and Mylan na gCopaleen, a...

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Maurice Craig ... The Elephant and the Polish Question
Maurice Craig

The Elephant and the Polish Question


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'Our finest living essayist. Maurice Craig's exquisite collection... is at once literary, erudite and mechanical: poppe...

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Adrian Kenny ... The Family Business
Adrian Kenny

The Family Business


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'Another first in my life: at the age of thirty-one I brought a girlfriend home. Kathleen sat on the chaise longue, small legs crossed, one tiny toe resting on my mother's lime-green pouffe, her pe...

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Agnes Bernelle ... The Fun Palace: An Autobiography
Agnes Bernelle

The Fun Palace: An Autobiography


€12.99

 

Agnes Bernelle, one of Ireland's best-loved stage performers, was born Agnes Bernauer in Berlin in 1923, the daughter of a renowned Jewish-Hungar...

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J.P. Donleavy ... The History of the Ginger Man: An Autobiography
J.P. Donleavy

The History of the Ginger Man: An Autobiography


 

This is the dramatic story of J. P. Donleavy’s personal struggle to create and publish a book that became a twentieth-century masterpiece: ...

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Averil Swinfen ... The Irish Donkey
Averil Swinfen

The Irish Donkey


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The donkey is an integral part of the Irish landscape and tradition. This new, enlarged edition of a book originally published in 1969 traces the evo...

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Anne Leonard ... The Junior Dean RB McDowell
Anne Leonard

The Junior Dean RB McDowell


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Dr RB McDowell is a legend. To graduates of Trinity College, Dublin, he is a symbol of their years at university, the enduring source of endless amusing anecdotes and memories.

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J.P. Donleavy ... The Lady Who Liked Clean Restrooms
J.P. Donleavy

The Lady Who Liked Clean Restrooms


 

Jocelyn Guenevere Marchantiere Jones, sometime resident of Scarsdale, educated at Bryn Mawr, has ...

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Edited by Mary Lyons ... The Memoirs of Mrs Leeson, Madam 1727-1797
Edited by Mary Lyons

The Memoirs of Mrs Leeson, Madam 1727-1797


€20.00

 

'The charm of this book lies in its peep-show perspective on Dublin public life in the latter part of the 18th century.'
- David Nokes...

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Hugh Dorian. Breandan Mac Suibhne and David Dickson (Ed.s). ... The Outer Edge of Ulster : A Memoir of Social Life in Nineteenth-Century
Hugh Dorian. Breandan Mac Suibhne and David Dickson (Ed.s).

The Outer Edge of Ulster : A Memoir of Social Life in Nineteenth-Century


€40.00

 

In the 1890s, Hugh Dorian (1834-1914), a native of Fanaid on the Atlantic coast of north Donegal, completed a remarkable memoir...

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Tommy Sands ... The Songman
Tommy Sands

The Songman


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'With a Fenian fiddle in one ear and an Orange drum in the other', singer Tommy Sands was reared in the foothills of the Mourne mountains, whe...

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George O'Brien ... The Village of Longing
George O'Brien

The Village of Longing


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'Page after page, he splits the atom of detail so that autobiography and cultural history flare up in one long pleasurable chain-reaction.'-Se...

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T.J. McElligott ... This Teaching Life: A Memoir of schooldays in Ireland
T.J. McElligott

This Teaching Life: A Memoir of schooldays in Ireland


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Jane Fallon ... Throttle Full Open: A Life of Lady Bailey, Irish Aviatrix
Jane Fallon

Throttle Full Open: A Life of Lady Bailey, Irish Aviatrix


 

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'I have...

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Kevin Barry (Ed.) ... Traces of Peter Rice
Kevin Barry (Ed.)

Traces of Peter Rice


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Traces of Peter Rice is a collaborative enterprise, British, French and Irish, repr...

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Elgy Gillespie (Ed.) ... Vintage Nell: The McCafferty Reader
Elgy Gillespie (Ed.)

Vintage Nell: The McCafferty Reader


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'Contraception, abortion, divorce, gay rights, the war with Britain. The fire has burned out, the smoke is drifting away, and we begin to see clea...

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Bill Naughton ... Voices from a Journal
Bill Naughton

Voices from a Journal


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This is a writer's journal of his friendships, encounters and observations during the 1950s and 60s, d...

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Donal McCartney ... W.E.H. Lecky, Historian & Politician 1838 - 1903
Donal McCartney

W.E.H. Lecky, Historian & Politician 1838 - 1903


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This is the long-awaited biography of the great humanist historian of eighteenth-century Ireland. Carlow landlord, writer and po...

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Kevin Myers ... Watching the Door: A Memoir 1971-1978
Kevin Myers

Watching the Door: A Memoir 1971-1978


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As an Irish Catholic raised in Leicester, fresh from University College Dublin with a first in History, Kevin Myers is sent north to work for the Belf...

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Joseph Hone ... Wicked Little Joe
Joseph Hone

Wicked Little Joe


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In the summer of 1939, as a two-year-old in London, I was given away by my parents to a Chelsea friend and taken on the Irish Mail to Dublin.

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Fergus Mulligan ... William Dargan: An Honourable Life (1799-1867)
Fergus Mulligan

William Dargan: An Honourable Life (1799-1867)


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This is the first full-length biography of one of Ireland’s greatest railway engineers, William Dargan (1799–1867). The son of a Carlow fa...

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Martin Ryan ... William Francis Butler: A Life
Martin Ryan

William Francis Butler: A Life


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'Martin Ryan's splendid biography of Butler shows how the rapidly expanding empire offered men of a certain class unprecedented opportunities ...

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Richard McNeff ... With Barry Flanagan: Travels Through Time and Spain
Richard McNeff

With Barry Flanagan: Travels Through Time and Spain


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With Barry Flanagan is a vivid account of a friendship that evolved into a working relationship when Richard McNeff became ‘spontaneous...

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Siofra O'Donovan ... Malinski

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