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Happiness is …

Happiness is …

This is a love story, one that could be easily summarised in a single paragraph, but that would be to demean it. Because it is above all a paean to a simpler time, simpler people and a simpler meaning of happiness. Continue reading

A First Novel to Cherish

A First Novel to Cherish

  Book Review by Frank O’Shea Alan McMonagle. ITHACA. Picador. 310 pp. €15 ISBN: 978-1-5098-2985-9 RRP: €15 In any list of memorable opening sentences, Galway writer Alan McMonagle’s start to his first novel has to be up there with the best: ‘I am the cancer-ridden only son of a dangerous driver who has thoughts of turning … Continue reading