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Bust by Dearbhail McDonald, Penguin Books
Posted by Vanessa O'Loughlin in , .

As legal editor of the Irish Independent, Dearbhail McDonald enjoys unique access to the high stakes and often shadowy realm of property investment and is at home amongst the intricacies...

Dead Man Talking by Mark Heffernan, Y Books
Posted by Kay Boland. in , .

Dead Man Talking is a great title and the cover tells exactly what you are gong to get. It is a very readable book. Mark Heffernan is a young man of...

Jerusalem, The Biography by Simon Sebag Montefiore
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Jerusalem is the disputed capital of two peoples, a holy city to three different faiths and the site of much conflict. It has been home to rabbis, kings and muftis,...

Saved by Cake, Marian Keyes
Posted by Barbara Scully in , .

Many years ago, while out driving on a Sunday afternoon we had an accident. No one was hurt thank God but our car was badly damaged and we were all...

Returning Home – Irish Servicemen after the Second World War by Bernard Kelly
Posted by Paddy Reid in , .

Returning Home – Irish Servicemen after the Second World War by Bernard Kelly This timely book explores a largely forgotten period of Irish History. It tells the story of those...

Blasphemers and Blackguards-The Irish Hellfire Clubs by David Ryan
Posted by Paddy Reid in , .

This book is extremely rich in historical detail and an excellent and easy read. It takes us back to middle of the 18th century, where a group of titled, mostly young...

A Monster Calls by Siobhan Dowd, Patrick Ness
Posted by Reviewed by Dubray Books in , .

This is an extraordinarily moving novel about coming to terms with loss. The monster showed up just after midnight. As they do. But it isn’t the monster Conor’s been expecting....

Wonder by RJ Palacio
Posted by Noelle Grace, Dubray Books Kilkenny in , .

‘So, why can’t you have surgery to fix your face’, asks Jack Will. ‘Dude’, replies Auggie, ‘this is what I look like after having surgery!’ Meet Auggie: he is ten...

The Viper by Mick McCaffrey
Posted by Mick Halpin - Critical Mick in , .

Mick McCaffrey- who stepped in to fill Paul Williams’ shoes at the Sunday World- is not afraid to expose the details of Ireland’s seedy underworld. In 2011, Dublin gangsters put...