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The Preacher and the Prelate: The Achill Mission Colony and the Battle for Souls in...
Posted by Patricia Byrne in > Interviews > Non-Fiction

Coming Home Recently, I visited the Dublin Castle exhibition Coming Home: Art and the Great Hunger – the world’s largest collection of Famine-related art on loan from the Great Hunger...

The Mindfulness Workout by Iseult White
Posted by Iseult White in > Interviews > Non-Fiction

As a child creativity was my friend.  Reading, writing, painting, sewing, piano, and ballet created sanctuary from a childhood punctured by trauma. But when it came to adulthood I turned...

The Little Book of Irish Landmarks by Cathal Coyle
Posted by Cathal Coyle in > Interviews > Non-Fiction

The early inspiration behind writing a book on the various historical, geographical and cultural landmarks in Ireland was derived from trips to The Aran Islands, The Burren and The Cliffs...

One Day at a Time: 2018 Diary by Abby Wynne
Posted by Abby Wynne in > Interviews > Non-Fiction

The only thing you need to do in 2018 is be nicer to yourself! Humans like to measure things – it’s our way of making sense of the world, of...

Crowdfunding Ireland’s Green Larder by Margaret Hickey
Posted by Margaret Hickey in > Food Writing > Interviews

Not long after I’d moved from central London to a house beside the Shannon, I decided to write Ireland’s Green Larder, a history of Ireland seen through the prism of...

Chips and Sausage: A Guide to Ireland and Her Wonders by Daniel Zuchowski
Posted by Daniel Zuchowski in > Interviews > Non-Fiction

Chips and Sausage: A Guide to Ireland and Her Wonders is a tribute to the Irish people, to Ireland’s rich cultural heritage, and to that breathtakingly beautiful and always incredibly green...

Reading and Selecting from Maria Edgeworth’s Letters by Valerie Pakenham
Posted by Valerie Pakenham in > Interviews > Memoir > Non-Fiction

I first came across Maria Edgeworth when I married in 1964 and came to live in Co. Westmeath, 15 miles from Edgeworthstown. Pakenhams and Edgeworths had intermarried in the early...

Artful Eating: The Psychology of Lasting Weight Loss by Karina Melvin
Posted by Karina Melvin in > Food Writing > Interviews > Non-Fiction

As a child, I remember dreaming of writing a book. Diagnosed with dyslexia at quite a young age, reading was something that for a long time eluded me. But as...

Rise Above! Letters from Tyrone Guthrie by Christopher Fitz-Simon
Posted by Christopher Fitz-Simon in > Interviews > Memoir > Non-Fiction

Before the advent of e-mail it seems to have been an irrefutable fact that persons destined by a Higher Authority to become famous would have their letters preserved from a...

Telling Tales: The Fabulous Lives of Anita Leslie by Penny Perrick
Posted by Penny Perrick in > Interviews > Memoir > Non Fiction

Biographers are not universally loved. James Joyce called us ‘biografiends’ and Edmund de Waal, although acclaimed for his family memoir, The Hare with Amber Eyes, a book both tender and...

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