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Book Reviews

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When All is Said by Anne Griffin
Posted by Swirl and Thread in , .

Five Toasts. Five People. One Lifetime. ‘I’m here to remember – all that I have been and all that I will never be again.’ When All is Said is the beautiful...

The Branchman by Nessa O’Mahony
Posted by Robert Craven in , .

Set in the aftermath of the Irish Civil War, Nessa O’Mahony has written a novel as historically important as Frank O’Connor’s ‘Guests of the Nation’. Set in 1925, Detective Michael...

Tigers in Red Weather by Liza Klaussmann
Posted by Swirl and Thread in , .

Summer seemed to arrive at that moment, with its mysterious mixture of salt, cold flesh and fuel. I loved Villa America, the second novel by Liza Klaussmann, and once finished I...

The Binding by Bridget Collins
Posted by Swirl and Thread in , , .

Imagine you could erase your grief. Imagine you could forget your pain. Imagine you could hide a secret. Forever…..   I really do not know how to start and finish with...

A Miracle on Hope Street by Emma Heatherington
Posted by Swirl and Thread in , .

Can a single act of kindness change a life forever? Ruth Ryans is a well established celebratory agony aunt. Her life is full of social events and glamour, with a...

The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion
Posted by Kate Vickers in , , .

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...

Miss Marley by Vanessa Lafaye and Rebecca Mascull
Posted by Swirl and Thread in , .

A seasonal tale of kindness and goodwill. Before A Christmas Carol there was….Miss Marley. Miss Marley is a beautifully bound book that was begun by Vanessa Lafaye and completed by her...

The Key by Kathryn Hughes
Posted by Swirl and Thread in , .

A hidden note. A lost love. A second chance. The Key, published by Headline Review, is a fictional novel but is inspired by Kathryn Hughes visit to Denbigh Asylum in North...

The Mother of all Christmases by Milly Johnson
Posted by Swirl and Thread in , .

‘Every time you discover a new Milly book, it’s like finding a pot of gold.’ ~ Heat Magazine The Mother of All Christmases is the latest novel from the ‘Queen of Feel-Good...

The Importance of Being Aisling by Emer McLysaght and Sarah Breen
Posted by Swirl and Thread in , .

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...