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New Irish Fiction

Book reviews by Frank O’Shea THE GOOD TURN. By Dervla McTiernan. HarperCollins 2020. 386 pp. ISBN: 978 14607 5679 9 RRP: $32.99 If what you want is a story that grabs you from the opening line and keeps you away from the television and exiled from house duties, here is the book for you. Dervla … Continue reading

Editorial

Editorial

For some months in 2019-20, Tinteán has been featuring an article on one of the so-called Earl Grey girls. These were young women, mostly orphans, from the workhouses where they had been put during the early days of the Great Famine. They are remembered in particular at a memorial in the Hyde Park barracks in … Continue reading

The Pull of the Stars

The Pull of the Stars

Book review by James King. EMMA DONOGHUE. The Pull of the Stars, 2020 256 pp. ISBN: 978 1 52904 6168 RRP: $32.99 Since the publication of this novel in July this year, at the height of our first wave of the Australian COVID-19 epidemic, there have been many reviews, mostly very flattering, including one written by Frank … Continue reading