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Future Popes of Ireland by Darragh Martin
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‘In 1979 Bridget Doyle has one goal left in life; for her family to produce the very first Irish pope…’  Future Popes of Ireland was published by 4th Estate ( Harper...

The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion
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The Rosie Project is a fresh, light and modern tale written by Graeme Simsion and told through the eyes of Associate-Professor Don Tillman.  Don is a highly intelligent academic who...

The Importance of Being Aisling by Emer McLysaght and Sarah Breen
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First things first, CONGRATS to Emer McLysaght & Sarah Breen for winning the SPECSAVERS POPULAR FICTION BOOK OF THE YEAR 2018 at the recent An Post Irish Book Awards. The Importance of Being...

HellCorp by Jonathan Whitelaw
Posted by Adam Bennett in , , .

HellCorp puts you on The Devil’s side – there’s a little bit of bad in all of us. The Devil isn’t somebody that you’re supposed to like. In fact, you...

The Colour of Bee Larkham’s Murder by Sarah J Harris
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‘Don’t tell anyone what you did to Bee Larkham…’ The Colour of Bee Larkham’s Murder is described as ‘a touching coming-of-age story and an intriguing mystery, a poignant and unforgettable read—perfect for...

Madam Tulip and The Bones of Chance by David Ahern
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‘The thrilling and hilarious Tulip adventures in which Derry O’Donnell, celebrity fortune-teller and reluctant amateur detective, plays the most exciting and perilous roles of her acting life, drinks borage tea,...

Last Orders (Book 3 in The Dublin Trilogy) by Caimh McDonnell
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‘When all that’s left is the fall, the fall is everything. And even the mighty fall.’ I have been a fan of Caimh McDonnell’s books from the get-go. Packed full...

Three Things About Elsie by Joanna Cannon
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‘This book will teach you many things. Here are three of them: The fine threads of humanity will connect us all forever. There is so very much more to anyone...

Angels In The Moonlight by Caimh McDonnell
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Look who’s back! Bunny McGarry….that crazy and lovable Cork rogue takes centre stage in Angels in The Moonlight, the third novel from Irish writer Caimh McDonnell. This is a stand-alone prequel...

The Day That Never Comes by Caimh McDonnell
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‘Remember those people that destroyed the economy and then cruised off on their yachts? Well guess what – someone is killing them.’ EEEEK!!!!! How excited am I!!!!! Comedian and all-round...