This author’s style is varied and warm but grounded in truth-finding and truth-telling…. This is also a handsome book. Great thought has gone into its design and format.
Short items from past four weeks.
An Post Crime Novel of the Year 2019 in first of two books by Dubliner Jane Casey
Ceo Bruithne agus scéalta eile (Heat Haze and other stories) Book Review by Dymphna Lonergan Colin Ryan Ceo Bruithne agus scéalta eile. Cló Iar-Chonnacht 2019. 100 pp. ISBN: 978 1 7844 203 3 RRP: €10 A heat haze, according to Wikipedia, is ‘a shimmering of the air near the ground that distorts distant views’. ‘Ceo Bruithne’ is …
Anyone who has dabbled in researching Famine Orphan girls will recognise the vast amount of work and skill involved in this collection of histories.
Telling an Irish history through the lives of 21 women.
… he tells a great story and knows how to keep his readers interested.
Hugh Mahon has the dubious distinction of being the only member expelled from the federal parliament
‘This is an Irish novel that is afraid of nothing, least of all of being thought of as an Irish novel.’
Because our families contain everything and, late at night, everything makes sense.