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Memoir

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Barefoot Pilgrimage – A Memoir by Andrea Corr
Posted by Swirl and Thread in , .

‘I did not sit down at all, nor consider a destination. I just obeyed the pictures as they came. The questions. The fleeting moments. The present into the past. The...

Shooting and Cutting by Stephen Bradley
Posted by Swirl and Thread in , .

Shooting and Cutting: A Survivor’s Guide to Filmmaking and Other Diseases Some books have a special magic that just grab you very unexpectedly. Shooting and Cutting : A Survivor’s Guide to...

Overcoming by Vicky Phelan
Posted by Dymphna Nugent in , .

I usually avoid autobiographies. Perhaps avoid is a strong word but I don’t consciously buy them, preferring instead to scan the fiction titles. When I heard that Vicky Phelan had...

All in a Doctor’s Day by Dr Lucia Gannon
Posted by Dymphna Nugent in , .

‘I liked to take the patient’s jacket or coat and hang it up while they settled themselves in the chair. It was a way of welcoming people to my space,...

All in a Doctor’s Day by Lucia Gannon
Posted by Swirl and Thread in , .

‘Medicine has limits. Human kindness does not.’  All in a Doctor’s Day contains the memoirs of Dr Lucia Gannon, an Irish country GP based in a surgery in the small village...

Constellations: Reflections From Life by Sinéad Gleeson
Posted by Dymphna Nugent in , .

In her essay titled ‘60,000 Miles of Blood’, Sinéad Gleeson offers a humble explanation as to her collection of personal essays when she says “To commit to writing, or art,...

Minor Monuments by Ian Maleney
Posted by Emmet James Driver in , .

People are calling this the golden age of essay writing, as more and more writers pen their own experience analogous to the society and world we live in. Have lived...

Constellations by Sinéad Gleeson
Posted by Emmet James Driver in , .

‘Here is the fierce joy and pain of being alive.’ So reads the last line of the blurb on the back of Sinéad Gleeson’s Constellations her collection of personal essays...

Notes to Self by Emilie Pine
Posted by Dymphna Nugent in , .

‘I write this now to reclaim those parts of me that for so long I so thoroughly denied.’ It is in our nature to gloss over the less than perfect...

Becoming by Michelle Obama
Posted by Swirl and Thread in , .

‘Let’s invite one another in. Maybe then we can begin to fear less, to make fewer wrong assumptions, to let go of the biases and stereotypes that unnecessarily divide us.’...