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Ena May ... A Close Shave with the Devil
Ena May

A Close Shave with the Devil


 

'The devil was going around again and everyone knew because it was in the papers. An usherette in the Metropole saw him at An Apartment for Peggie, eating oranges in a brown trilby; two women in Clery's Bargain Basement came up...

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David M. Kiely ... A Night in the Catacombs
David M. Kiely

A Night in the Catacombs


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'A stimulating and original read... an ingenious, inventive and innovative fictional voyage with some of the major Irish writers.' - Tom Glennon, The Irish Times

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Patrick Kavanagh & Antoinette Quinn (Ed.) ... A Poet's Country
Patrick Kavanagh & Antoinette Quinn (Ed.)

A Poet's Country


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While Patrick Kavanagh (1904-67) was above all a poet, for most of his writing life he was a prolific producer of critical and autobiographical prose. Work for newspapers and magazines was often his main source of income, and provided ...

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Kevin Casey ... A State of Mind
Kevin Casey

A State of Mind


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In mid-1970s rural Wicklow, John Hughes, a once-feted journalist/author with writer's block, reflects on recent events. When English author William Cromer and his German lover Ingrid move to the Old Rectory nearby, their lives are ...

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Kevin Power ... Bad Day In Blackrock
Kevin Power

Bad Day In Blackrock


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Winner of the Rooney prize, 2009.

Adapted for Film as 'What Richard Did' (2012)

 

'Kevin Power is an author of magnificent control, stirring the deepest compassion with restless ange...

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Colm Toibin ... Beauty in a Broken Place
Colm Toibin

Beauty in a Broken Place


 

In Colm Toibin's debut play, Beauty in a Broken Place, Sean O'Casey recalls the people and events surrounding the 1926 premiere of his controversial drama The Plough and the Stars...

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Mary O'Donoghue ... Before The House Burns
Mary O'Donoghue

Before The House Burns


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"Electric, real, utterly modern: this is a voice to welcome and to watch" - Anne Enright.

Set on Ireland's Atlantic coast, Before the House Burns is a t...

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Órfhlaith Foyle ... Belios
Órfhlaith Foyle

Belios


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'Belios is a dark, rough, funny novel about a dying genius and his crazed biographer. It rages with a wild vitality oddly touched by tenderness. Órfhlaith Foyle has fire in her belly.' - Patrick McGrath, author of Dr...

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Theobald Wolfe Tone & divers hands. Edited by Marion Deane ... Belmont Castle, or Suffering Sensibility
Theobald Wolfe Tone & divers hands. Edited by Marion Deane

Belmont Castle, or Suffering Sensibility


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'Able and talented writers... Belmont Castle is full of over-the-top writing, exaggerated, witty, silly, funny, sometimes even "camp".' - Liam Mac Coil, The Irish Times

Among the possessions seized f...

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Harry Clifton ... Berkeley's Telephone and Other Fictions
Harry Clifton

Berkeley's Telephone and Other Fictions


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'I am a philosopher. But let me qualify that at once. I qualified in philosophy, a long time ago, in the city of Dublin, among spoiled priests, a diplomat's daughter in jodhpurs, two would-be businessmen and the son of a drunke...

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Elske Rahill ... Between Dog and Wolf
Elske Rahill

Between Dog and Wolf


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A dark, insightful and utterly compelling book. Beautifully written.' - Donal Ryan, The Spinning Heart

The French call it entre chien et loup . . . Darkly moving, often shocking, this interwoven story follows thre...

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Jennifer Coyle ... Big in Japan
Jennifer Coyle

Big in Japan


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'An uproariously funny account of what it's like to become a star in the music world!' Louis Walsh

 

When pop Svengali Max of Big In ...

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Michael Harding ... Bird in the Snow
Michael Harding

Bird in the Snow


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‘Harding's writing - supple, troubled, utterly modern - commences where the traditional Irish short story dropped from enervation and where Joyce, Beckett and Myles left off.' - Books Ireland

 

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George O'Brien ... Dancehall Days
George O'Brien

Dancehall Days


 

Dancehall Days brings the narrator to his father’s house in Monkstown, Dublin, to dream of a college education and of twisti...

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Seamus De Faoite ... Death of a King & Other Stories
Seamus De Faoite

Death of a King & Other Stories


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'A writer of genius.' - Samuel Beckett

 

A gypsy king dies, and a group of villagers seek to save him from the dishonour of a pauper's grave. The dispute over the inheritance of a well-field becomes a struggle betwee...

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Ken Bruen ... Dispatching Baudelaire
Ken Bruen

Dispatching Baudelaire


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'Baudelaire had written that man selects his prey, then becomes anxious and impatient for the kill...'

Throughout his life accountant Mike Shaw has played it safe, kept his head down, and avoided risk. His girlfriend B...

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James Joyce ... Dubliners
James Joyce

Dubliners


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Dubliners, one of the great short-story collections in the English language, was first published in London on 15 June 1914 by Grant Richards, who had rejected the original set of twelve stories in September 1906; in the interim, according to Joyce, it...

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Declan Burke ... Eight-Ball Boogie
Declan Burke

Eight-Ball Boogie


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'I have seen the future of Irish crime fiction and it's called Declan Burke. Here is talent writ large - mesmerizing, literate, smart and gripping. At last my hopes for crime fiction are renewed. I can't wait to read his next novel.' -...

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Ronan Sheehan ... Foley's Asia
Ronan Sheehan

Foley's Asia


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'The unlikely world of monumental sculpture opens up an incredibly varied series of tableaux in Foley's Asia. A meditation on arms, oppression and empire, it offers a unique insight into Irish and Indian colonial experience....

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Mike McCormack ... Forensic Songs
Mike McCormack

Forensic Songs


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In his second collection of short stories, Mike McCormack joins head and heart in a series of tales which weave a fluid vision of a world morphing between the real and the hyperr...

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Jarlath Gregory ... G.A.A.Y
Jarlath Gregory

G.A.A.Y


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'The G.A.A is the Gaelic Athletic Association. G.A.Y. is a club night at the London Astoria. Both are full of sweaty men.'

Anto Broderick is young, cute and wants to be a pop star. But he's cursed with parents who are 'sporty ...

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Mike McCormack ... Getting it in the Head
Mike McCormack

Getting it in the Head


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This reissue of the author’s celebrated 1997 debut collection is augmented with an afterword by the author, who reflects on his success and his work since. Here we enter a world where the in...

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Joseph Hone ... Goodbye Again
Joseph Hone

Goodbye Again


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Ben Contini, a disenchanted painter of considerable talent, has just buried his mother. Rifling through the attic of her Kilkenny house he stumbles across a Modigliani nude, worth millions. Determined to learn the provenance of the pai...

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Albert Rechts ... Handbook to a Hypothetical City
Albert Rechts

Handbook to a Hypothetical City


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The City contains multitudes. This Handbook is a traveller's guide, inventory and sign manual, describing the City's rites and ceremonies; its sights, sounds and smells; its traditions, military and ecclesiastical; and...

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Tom Phelan ... In the Season of the Daisies
Tom Phelan

In the Season of the Daisies


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The story of Seanie Doolin, surviving twin of a brutal civil-war murder in the Irish midlands, forms the core of this extraordinary debut novel. In 1948 the Town, shadowed by its buried past, prepares for a visit from de Valera and Pre...

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William King ... Is That All There Is?
William King

Is That All There Is?


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It is boom time in ...

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James Joyce & Patrick Healy ... James Joyce's Finnegans Wake: A Reading by Patrick Healy
James Joyce & Patrick Healy

James Joyce's Finnegans Wake: A Reading by Patrick Healy


€275.00

 

 

In January 1992 Patrick Healy read the complete text of James Joyce's Finnegans Wake in Bow Lane Recording Studios, Dublin, over a four-day period. Finnegans Wake had never been recorded in its entirety despite Joyc...

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W.B. Yeats ... John Sherman & Dhoya
W.B. Yeats

John Sherman & Dhoya


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John Sherman and Dhoya, novella and story, are among the earliest of W.B. Yeats's published compositions, begun at his father's prompting when the young poet was living in London in 1888.<...

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Desmond Hogan ... Larks' Eggs: New and Selected Stories
Desmond Hogan

Larks' Eggs: New and Selected Stories


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'Des Hogan is, and has always been, the real thing - a writer of great originality, dramatic flair, linguistic invention - who remakes the world every time he puts pen to paper.' - Neil Jordan

Desmond Hogan is one of most remarkable l...

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William King ... Leaving Ardglass
William King

Leaving Ardglass


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'One of the best novels to have come out of Ireland in a long time. It chronicles not just a personal and spiritual journey but the state of a nation over 40 years. Outstanding.'
- John Boland, Irish Independent...

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Siofra O'Donovan ... Malinski
Siofra O'Donovan

Malinski


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'A well-crafted, intelligent story. There is much to admire in O'Donovan's novel: her treatment of memory and the tricks it can play give the story its shape; her writing is confident and her d...

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John A. Ryan ... Mo'soor. Song of the Road
John A. Ryan

Mo'soor. Song of the Road


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‘He said his name was Monsieur Jean-Louis Ovide; my name, I told him, was Ulick Ma...

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Paolo Tullio ... Mushroom Man
Paolo Tullio

Mushroom Man


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'I found it compelling - mystique and mystery are interwoven with great cunning and guile.' - John Boorman

Mushroom Man is the tale of a ...

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Sorj Chalandon ... My Traitor
Sorj Chalandon

My Traitor


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'Terrible and beautiful.' - Le Nouvel Observateur

'Fascinating.' - L'Express

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Desmond Hogan ... Old Swords
Desmond Hogan

Old Swords


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These eleven stories by Desmond Hogan, his first publication since Larks' Eggs: New and Selected Stories (2005), collect newly minted shards of experience focused on the lives of the dreamers ...

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Denyse Woods ... Overnight to Innsbruck
Denyse Woods

Overnight to Innsbruck


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On an overnight train to Innsbruck, ex-lovers Richard and Frances meet each other by chance many years after their mysterious separation on a train journey through the blistering heat and vast empty expans...

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

Part-Time Writer: Notes & Reflections


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"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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Louise Verity ... Pollyhester
Louise Verity

Pollyhester


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In a disused railway tunnel lives Pollyhester, dressmaker to the stars. Celebrities dream of Pollyhester's designs, teased out of ancient recycled fabrics and her wonderous imagination. But when Fashio...

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Adrian Kenny ... Portobello Notebook
Adrian Kenny

Portobello Notebook


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This collection of stories is set in Portobello, on the edge of Dublin city centre, just inside the canal. The stories reflect on characters on the edge of life, personalities that do not quite fit in: Mic...

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Sorj Chalandon; Ursula Meany Scott ... Return to Killybegs
Sorj Chalandon; Ursula Meany Scott

Return to Killybegs


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Tyrone Meehan, damned as an informer, ekes out his days in Donegal, awaiting his killers.


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Lory Manrique-Hyland ... Revolutions
Lory Manrique-Hyland

Revolutions


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Evening Herald/Today FM Paperback Writer Competition Winner

Marysol Castillo is a Cuban-American girl living in Miami. Haunted by the loss of their homeland, her parents and friends 'imagine their little two-bedroom homes ...

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Flann O'Brien ... Rhapsody in Stephens Green/The Insect Play
Flann O'Brien

Rhapsody in Stephens Green/The Insect Play


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Using a play by Karl and Josef Capek as source, Flann O'Brien locates his insect drama in Dublin, his most familiar stalking- territory. His adaptation is a vehicle for ridicule and invective, targeting race, religion...

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Jarlath Gregory ... Snapshots
Jarlath Gregory

Snapshots


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'Nothing is fair in love and war. When has it ever been? But make sure you win. That is, after all, what everybody wants. I thought that when I fell in love I'd leave a lot of death behind. But lov...

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John A. Ryan ... Song of Duiske
John A. Ryan

Song of Duiske


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In south Kilkenny, where Duiske stream joins the river Barrow at Graiguenamanagh, lies one of Ireland's many Norman-Cistercian abbeys. Song of Duiske is a novella set amongst this monastic com...

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James Ryan ... South of the Border
James Ryan

South of the Border


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'This is the work of a major historical novelist. But it is something more than that too: the term "historical novel" has a reductive ring to it, as would the description "political nove...

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Tom Mac Intyre ... Story of a Girl
Tom Mac Intyre

Story of a Girl


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'Tom Mac Intyre's wildly eloquent novel reads at times like Dylan Thomas's Under Milk Wood re-written by someone who has spent years reading Finnegan's Wake. Here we are o...

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J.P. Donleavy ... The Beastly Beatitudes of Balthazar B
J.P. Donleavy

The Beastly Beatitudes of Balthazar B


 

Balthazar B is the world’s last shy, elegant young man. Born to riches and a blonde mother’s breast in Paris, raised in lonely splendour, a soul bemused with the world’s haphazard frailti...

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Molly McCloskey ... The Beautiful Changes
Molly McCloskey

The Beautiful Changes


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'McCloskey's gift for capturing the precarious nature of interpersonal relations and the exquisite pain of isolated consciousnes is matched by her ability to construct startling and unpredictable p...

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Tom Phelan ... The Canal Bridge
Tom Phelan

The Canal Bridge


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'... a lad could be sent to any place in the world, to any spot in the empire on which the sun never set, an empire with huge mountains and lakes with no bottoms to them; waterfalls a mile high; rivers...

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Walter Ellis ... The Caravaggio Conspiracy
Walter Ellis

The Caravaggio Conspiracy


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Caravaggio was the greatest artist since Titian, a favourite of Popes and wealthy bankers. But at a time when the resurgent Ottoman Empire was p...

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John Gaskin ... The Dark Companion: Ghost Stories
John Gaskin

The Dark Companion: Ghost Stories


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These tales of twilight and borderlands depart from an oral tradition developed through the writings of William Beckford, Mary Shelley, Sheridan Le Fanu, M.R. James and others. They are concerned with the ...

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Hugh Fitzgerald Ryan ... The Devil to Pay: The Story of Alice and Petronilla
Hugh Fitzgerald Ryan

The Devil to Pay: The Story of Alice and Petronilla


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Kilkenny, 1324.

Alice Kyteler, outspoken daughter of a wealthy Flemish banker, has survived four husbands and is beset by the gossip and rivalry of a medieval ...

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Phillip Casey ... The Fabulists
Phillip Casey

The Fabulists


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Listowel Writers' Week Book of the Year 1995


The Fabulists is a love story set in contemporary Dublin. After a brief encounter on the Ha'penny...

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Mark Macauley ... The House of Slamming Doors
Mark Macauley

The House of Slamming Doors


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'My name is Justin Alexander Torquhil Edward Peregrine Montague, but my father calls me 'you little bollocks', or when he is in a good mo...

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Desmond Hogan ... The Ikon Maker
Desmond Hogan

The Ikon Maker


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'With forty pounds he went back to England. Curlews cried in the bog next to Ballinasloe station. A taxi-man looked harassed – no work mayb...

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Desmond Hogan ... The Leaves on Grey
Desmond Hogan

The Leaves on Grey


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‘To seek the beginning is to go back a long time ago, when the town in which I am writing was a little different and trees hung at the end of the town, trees hung obsessively, many trees, much green a...

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Carol Azadeh ... The Marriage at Antibes
Carol Azadeh

The Marriage at Antibes


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J.P. Donleavy ... The Onion Eaters
J.P. Donleavy

The Onion Eaters


 

On a cold day Clayton Claw Cleaver Clementine sets off westwards to take up residence in the vast...

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John Broderick ... The Pilgrimage
John Broderick

The Pilgrimage


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'She felt like a woman imprisoned in a luxurious room; to whom visitors are admitted; whose life goes on very much as it has always done; but who...

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J.P. Donleavy ... The Saddest Summer of Samuel S
J.P. Donleavy

The Saddest Summer of Samuel S


A wily American driving his psychiatrist crazy in Vienna. Prey of a wealthy countess who wants him comfortable and secure – and her very own. Master of his domain – his sealed, darkened, disheveled apartment on a dank Vienna sidestreet. Ab...

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Donal Ryan ... The Spinning Heart
Donal Ryan

The Spinning Heart


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SHORTLISTED FOR THE IMPAC AWARD 2014

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Catherine Donnelly ... The State of Grace
Catherine Donnelly

The State of Grace


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'Funny, moving and wise - I loved this wonderful book.' - Pauline McLynn

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Orla Murphy ... The Sway of Winter
Orla Murphy

The Sway of Winter


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'Orla Murphy writes with painterly poise. Her canvas may be small-town life but her territory is the emotional offshore. The Sway of Winter

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J.P. Donleavy ... The Unexpurgated Code
J.P. Donleavy

The Unexpurgated Code


 

PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS TITLE IS AVAILABLE AS EBOOK ONLY

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John Broderick ... The Waking of Willie Ryan
John Broderick

The Waking of Willie Ryan


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Willie Ryan returns to his home town in 'the great central plain of Ireland', having escaped from the insane asylum where he was committed, an...

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Patrick Devaney ... Through the Gate of Ivory
Patrick Devaney

Through the Gate of Ivory


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'A vivid recreation of a distant epoch, this book combines fine storytelling with the wisdom of a sage who knows that Irish identity was always a ...

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James Joyce. Edited by Danis Rose. ... Ulysses - The Dublin Edition Special (101 - 1000)
James Joyce. Edited by Danis Rose.

Ulysses - The Dublin Edition Special (101 - 1000)


€250.00

 

Limited to 1000 numbered copies. Cloth-covered boards with gilt-stamped lettering on spine in cloth-covered slipcase. Includes satin pagemarker.

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Martin Healy ... Waiting for Billy & Other Stories
Martin Healy

Waiting for Billy & Other Stories


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Martin Healy was a young man when he died, but he wrote with a breadth of insight and sympathy that few writers ever achieve. Th...

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Kelly Sullivan ... Winter Bayou
Kelly Sullivan

Winter Bayou


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'Each time we lay down together, I thought of pounding fetlocks, the flex of tendons, the press of horse shoe against my chest, the ring of purple...

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Julia Kelly ... With My Lazy Eye
Julia Kelly

With My Lazy Eye


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Julia Kelly's is surely the freshest voice in Irish fiction since the wonderful early novels of Edna O'Brien. This is a future to watch.' ...

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