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Headstone – Ken Bruen
Posted by Martin Edwards; Hughes and Hughes, Stephen's Green in , .

A depressing setting is a prerequisite in crime fiction, yet there are few Irish crime writers that portray Ireland in such bleak light as Ken Bruen. Bruen’s portrayal of Ireland...

The Big Book of Hope Authors: Various· Poolbeg 2010
Posted by Elizabeth Rose Murray in , .

Through an assortment of fiction, nonfiction and poetry, the Big Book of Hope delivers exactly what you want from an anthology; quality writing, inspiring characters and the chance to raise...

Our Man in Hibernia by Charlie Connelly, Little Brown
Posted by Elizabeth Rose Murray in , .

Charlie Connelly may have had to dig a little deeper than he originally anticipated in order to unearth his Irish roots but it is us lucky readers who benefit from...

The Dubliner Diaries by Trevor White, Lilliput Press
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The Dubliner Diaries, The Lilliput Press In the summer of 2000, long before the boom rang hollow Trevor White returned from New York to launch the Dubliner Magazine. Within months...

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...