Morgan’s book, The Mannix Era, is richly personal. It is written with considerable charm and an acerbic wit. But to read it in 2019 is to be overwhelmed by its masculinist perspective.
Sportsman in trouble; Irexit, RIP Richie Ryan
An historic murder conviction overturned
At the outset I must remark that all who are interested in the story of the Irish in ‘The Great South Land Under The Southern Cross’ will forever be indebted to the exceptional scholarship of two enormously talented historians, Elizabeth Malcolm and Dianne Hall.
It is easy to appreciate the difficulty of policing in a place where a fugitive can escape into a different country by simply crossing a bridge or driving over a division in the road.
For the modern reader of Homer, reading battle narratives can be a challenge. They are a genre Homer’s audience knew well and in which they can follow his every move. For us it is more difficult, but not when we’re in Daniel Kelly’s hands.
No More Time Changes We used to call them ‘old time’ and ‘new time’ or ‘summer time’ and ‘winter time’, and it would take us days to work out the yearly confusion when clocks went back or forward one hour. From 2021, that will no longer happen in Ireland. Like other member states within the …
There is no hearth like your own hearth
Tim Winton reviewed in the Irish Independent According to Independent.ie, Tim Winton wrote his Booker-shortlisted novel Cloudstreet while living in the lodge house at Leap Castle in Co Offaly. In his latest book The Shepherd’s Hut Winton introduces us to an Irishman named Fintan MacGillis, a mixture of old-style hermit and modern-day defrocked priest, living …
Book review by Frank O’Shea Sally Rooney. Normal People. faber & faber 2018. 266 pp ISBN: 978-0-571-34729-2 RRP: $29.99 This novel was longlisted for the 2018 Man Booker Prize and won the 2019 Costa Novel Award. Although it has won wide praise from reviewers, it is not entirely clear what all the admiration is about. At times …