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Memoir

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Till the Cows Come Home by Lorna Sixsmith
Posted by Swirl and Thread in , .

‘One Farm. Two worlds. Three Generations.’ Till the Cows Come Home is the latest book from Lorna Sixsmith packed with memories of an Irish Farming Childhood. Published with Black & White...

The Wife’s Tale by Aida Edemariam
Posted by Swirl and Thread in , , .

‘A ring was threaded onto her third finger, another onto the man’s. It would be years before she understood what she had promised.’ The Wife’s Tale, a personal history, is...

Brave by Rose McGowan
Posted by Swirl and Thread in , .

“Hello fellow human, pleased to meet you. My name is Rose McGowan and I am BRAVE. I want you to be too.” Brave is the no-holds barred memoir/manifesto by Rose...

A Memoir Full of Summers: Friends with the Enemy by Val Mulkerns
Posted by Caren Kennedy in , .

Every now and then you pick up a book and begin to read it – and you just want to keep on reading. It’s not something I’d normally say about...

Porcelain – A Memoir by Moby
Posted by Swirl and Thread in , .

From one of the most interesting and iconic musicians of our time, a piercingly tender, funny, and harrowing account of the path from suburban poverty and alienation to a life...

The Dead Beside Us by Tony Doherty
Posted by Swirl and Thread in , .

When your da dies so suddenly, killed by a soldier’s bullet, it does things to your head and body that you can’t really work out. Something had changed in me....

Justice for Laughing Boy: Connor Sparrowhawk – A Death by Indifference by Sara Ryan
Posted by Nicola Martin in , .

There was no justice for LB. Connor Sparrowhawk was eighteen years old when he died a preventable death whilst in the care of Slade House, a specialist unit run and...

Two Sons Too Many by Aidan McNally
Posted by Cheryl fynes in .

Two Sons Too Many is about an amazing young man and the life he has endured from a troubled teenager to a well travelled lad who emigrated –  and then...

When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi
Posted by Berni Dwan in .

Looking Death in the Eye Having endured the emotional battering of reading Paul Kalanithi’s When Breath Becomes Air, I was reluctant to recommend it. As a fully paid up member...

Immortal Bird: A Family Memoir by Doron Weber
Posted by Adreyo Sen in , .

A Beautiful Life Immortal Bird, by Doron Weber. Simon & Schuster. 2012. 358 Pages. Immortal Bird, whose title is taken from Keat’s meditative and fraught poem Ode to a Nightingale,...

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