Book review: The Kindness

Polly Samson’s novel The Kindness is built around a family secret — the suicide of a beloved uncle. She tells Sue Leonard about it and what it’s like to write songs for her husband David Gilmour’s band Pink Floyd.

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Movie reviews for this week

Cinderella ****
The Spongebob Movie: Sponge out of Water ****
Get Hard **

 

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Get the Numbers Write

What to watch on TV this week

Anton Savage and Sheana Keane present new adult literacy series, Get the Numbers Write, on TV3 on Monday.

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Children’s books

Thank You, Jackson
by Niki and Jude Daly
(Frances Lincoln, €15.10 HB) 

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Book review: Something Coming Through

Paul McAuley’s 20th novel is the ultimate bailout narrative. Economic collapse, environmental destruction, terrorism, and political extremism have crippled the world, but help is here in the form of the Jackaroo. 

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Book review: The Whitstable Pearl Mystery

The title tells you all you need: our heroine — Pearl, naturally — runs a successful Whitstable restaurant.

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Book review: Weightless

BILLED as a book that’ll appeal to Mean Girls fans, I was expecting good things from Weightless. 

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Book review: Greetings, Hero

BALANCING its outward perspective with an interrogatory approach to the secrets hidden in the human heart and mind, the 15 stories of Aiden O’Reilly’s very fine debut offer the reader a series of candid dispatches from a changing Europe.

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Book review: Aquarium

Caitlin, 12, lives alone with her mum Sheri in a subsidised housing complex by Seattle airport, a soulless zone of cargo transports and industrial units. 

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Book review: The Shore

American Sara Taylor has, at 24, written a startling debut. Billy O’Callaghan discovers a writer eager to push the boundaries of fiction in a moving but frightening way.

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Top 10 music festivals to look forward to this summer

Most of the big summer events have finalised their line-ups, with tickets already up for grabs. Ed Power rounds up 10 of the best

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Dublin gets in tune with West Cork

Bantry festival to stage a 12-hour mini version of its chamber music event in the capital, writes Jo Kerrigan

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Scene + Heard: Entertainment news round-up

Here’s a quick look at the latest music, gig, film and entertainment news.

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I,Keano stages a comeback

THERE is something about Roy. It’s nearly a decade since Roy Keane last kicked a ball in professional football. Still, he holds our attention.

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Fairytale success not wasted on Lily James in Cinderella

LILY JAMES can’t believe the furore over the size of her waist in the new cinematic retelling of Disney’s Cinderella.

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Kit Harington has his sword at the ready for new Game of Thrones season

Kit Harington will be to the fore as Jon Snow in the new series of Game of Thrones, writes Shilpa Ganatra

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Staging of 'In on It' an important contribution to referendum debate

One of Ireland’s newest theatre companies, Good Dog Theatre, will perform Daniel MacIvor’s challenging and thought provoking ’In on It’ during a six night run at the Smock Alley Theatre from April 20th – 25th.

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James Bay is taking his new found fame in his stride

Touring with Hozier gave James Bay a glimpse of ‘the next big thing’ status that awaited him, writes
Ed Power

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Marble and Bread opens in the Sailor’s Home

A NEW promenade-style dance play takes as its starting point a psychiatric hospital. Marble & Bread is opening this week in Limerick.

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Connie O’Connell adds online string to his bow

I’M TELLING you that Connell is good, he’ll be heard of yet,” declared the late fiddle player Denis Murphy, one of the finest exponents of Sliabh Luachra music.

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