Books

Children’s books

Girls, Goddesses and Giants by Lari Donn (Bloomsbury €8.80) is a collection of legends from all over the world.

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Sex, Drugs And Rock ‘N’ Roll

Zoe Cormier
Profile Books, £19.40
Review: Alison Potter

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Breakfast with the Borgias

DBC Pierre
Hammer, €14.50
Review: Declan Burke

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Myth and the Irish State

John M Regan
Irish Academic Press, €27.95 in paperback
Review: Ryle Dwyer

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The Burglar Who Counted The Spoons

Lawrence Block
Orion £18.99
Review: Liam Heylin

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Pedro Páramo

Juan Rulfo
Translated by Margaret Sayers Peden
Serpent’s Tail, £8.99
Kindle: £4.51
Review: Billy O’Callaghan

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The King’s Curse

Philippa Gregory
Simon & Schuster, £16.99, ebook £17.45
Review: Laura Wurzal

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Book Review: Disobeying Hitler

Randall Hansen,
Faber & Faber,
€23.99, ebook €12.59 

This story is enriched with multi-media content

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Book Review: The Night Watchman

Richard Zimler
Corsair €11.50 
Review: Alannah Hopkin 

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Book Review: Green - The History Of A Color

Green:The History of a Color
Michel Pastoureau
Princeton University Press 

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Book Review: Unspeakable Things - Sex, Lies and Revolution

Laurie Penny
Bloomsbury £12.99 Kindle, £5.66 
Review: Katie Wright 

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Book Review: No Country

Kalyan Ray
Published by Bloomsbury 
Review: Andrew Melsom 

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Books for children: The Colour Thief

The Colour Thief
by Gabriel Alborozo
(Bloomsbury €13.80) 

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Book Review: Psy-Q

Ben Ambridge
Profile Books, €21.50, ebook €8.47 
Review: Wayne Walls 

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Book Review: The Supernatural Enhancements

Edgar Cantero
Del Rey, €18.95 ebook €10.99
Review: Rachael Dunn

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Book Review: The Hundred Year House

The Hundred Year House 
Rebecca Makkai Viking,
priced £16.99 ebook £8.99 
Review: Emma Herdman 

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Book stores work harder than ever to survive

Bookshops are a sort of oasis away from the hustle and bustle but have had to diversify and work hard to survive, writes Michael Moynihan

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The clues are in the news

Title: Irene
Author: Pierre Lemaitre
MacLehose, €20.85; ebook, €7.24

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A conflict carefully unspooled

Title: The Visitors
Author: Patrick O’Keeffe
Bloomsbury Circus, £12.99

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Diving into Dublin’s past ...

Title: Dublin The Making of a Capital City
Author: David Dickson Profile Books, £30

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This tasty concoction will leave you hungry for more

Title: The Art of Killing Well Marco Malvaldi
Translated: by Howard CurtisMaclehose Press
€18.75, ebook, €9.09

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Beginner’s Pluck

LOUISE O’NEILL

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What Would Mary Berry Do?

Author: Claire SandyPan, €11.50; ebook, €5.75

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Children’s books

Specs For Rex By Yasmeen Ismail (Bloomsbury; €8.30).

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Empty Mansions: The Mysterious Story Of Huguette Clark And The Loss Of One Of The World’s Greatest Fortunes

Authors: Bill Dedman and Paul Clark Newell Jr
Atlantic Books, £16.99, ebook £8.99

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The Extraordinary Journey Of The Fakir Who Got Trapped In An Ikea Wardrobe

Author: Romain Puertolas
Harvill Secker, €18.70, ebook €10.99

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What Milo Saw

Author: Virginia MacGregor
Sphere, €20.50; ebook, €9.99

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Eyrie

Tim Winton
Picador, €15.99;Kindle, €8.11

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Remember Me Like This

Bret Anthony Johnston
Two Roads, €16.99; ebook, €12.99
Review: Liam Heylin

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Think Like a Freak: How to Think Smarter About Almost Everything

Steven D Levitt & Stephen J Dubner
Allen Lane, an imprint of Penguin, €13.99; ebook, €9.99

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The Planner

Tom Campbell
Bloomsbury, €18.75; ebook, €10.07
Review: Sarah Warwick

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For Who The Bell Tolls

David Marsh
Guardian Faber Publishing ebook €10.00
Review: Mary Leland

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The Tale Of The Duelling Neurosurgeons

Sam Kean
Transworld, €22.95; ebook. €14.99

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Hercule Poirot And The Greenshore Folly

Agatha Christie
HarperCollins, €18.75; ebook, €7.12
Review: Catherine Small

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The Best Thing That Never Happened To Me

Laura Tait and Jimmy Rice
Corgi, £6.99;ebook, €5.99
Review: Stephanie Lowe

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Books for children

For journeys long or short, there’s nothing like a book — long or short — to keep the peace and avoid the ‘are we there yet?’ moans.

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The Woman and the Rabbit

Michael Feeney Callan
Pentheum Press, €12.99
Review: Val Nolan

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The Decline and Fall of the Dukes of Leinster 1872-1948

Terence Dooley
Four Courts Press, €24.95,
ebook €22.13

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Summer House With Swimming Pool

Herman Koch
Atlantic Books, €11.24;
ebook, €8.11

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Invisible

James Patterson and David Ellis
Century, £18.99;
ebook. £6.44

Review: Rachel Howdle

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The Diary of Mary Travers

Eibhear Walsh
Somerville Press, €14.99
Review: Colette Sheridan

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Cop Town

Karin Slaughter
Century, €18.75;
ebook, €12.99
Review: Roddy Brooks

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The Third Wife

Lisa Jewell
Century, €15.99;
ebook, £1.99
Review: Hannah Stephenson

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Happy Are The Happy

Yasmina Reza
Harvill Secker, €21.50;
ebook, €11.99
Review: Mary Ann Pickford

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Books for children

Taking Flight, by Sheena Wilkinson (Little Island; €9.99) Fifteen-year-old Declan lives with his wastrel mother, whose life is dominated by booze. She will go with the lowest of the low to get it.

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California


By Edan Lepucki
Little, Brown, €20.85
Review: Tony Clayton-Lea

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The Living

By Léan Cullinan
Atlantic Books, €14.99,
ebook €8.11

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The Summit

The Biggest Battle of the Second World War — Fought Behind Closed Doors
By Ed Conway
Little, Brown, £25.00

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We Are Called To Rise

Laura McBrideSimon & Schuster, €15.99;
ebook, €11.80
Review: Sarah Scoffin

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The Letter Bearer

By Robert Allison
Granta, £12.99;
Kindle, £8.54
Review: Billy O’Callaghan

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The Miniaturist

by Jessie Burton
Picador, €11.40;
ebook, €8.60
Review: Emma Herdman

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The Race To Truth: Blowing The Whistle On Lance Armstrong And Cycling’s Doping Culture

Emma O’Reilly
Bantam Press, £16.99;
ebook, €6.99
Review: Keeley Bolger

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Friendship

By Emily Gould
Virago, £14.99;ebook, £7.49
Review: Sophie Herdman

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Books for children

How Are You Feeling Today,
by Molly Potter,
illustrated by Sarah Jennings
(Bloomsbury; €12.60 HB.)

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Voyage into depths of silence

Every Single Minute
Hugo Hamilton
4th Estate, €21.45

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Novel of considerable scale

A Soldier’s Wife
Marion Reynolds
Indigo Dreams Publishing, £8.99;
Kindle, £4.38
Review: Billy O’Callaghan

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Cook books editor who serves up bestsellers

The Accident
Chris Pavone
Faber & Faber, €19.40;
ebook, €7.49

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The Tea Chest

Josephine Moon
Allen & Unwin, £7.99;
ebook, £0.61
Review: Emily Pawson

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Hy Brazil: Volume One of the trilogy The Elven Wars

Gerald Killingworth
Matador
Review: John Dolan

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How To Build A Girl

Caitlin Moran Ebury, £14.99;
ebook, £4.72
Review: Hannah Stephenson

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Upstairs At The Party

Linda Grant Virago, £14.99;
ebook, £4.72
Review: Jackie Kingsley

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The G File

Hakan Nesser
Mantle, £16.99;
ebook, £9.49
Review: Roddy Brooks

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Books for children

Don’t Poke A Worm Till It Wriggles by Celia Warren (Bloomsbury; €6.30) is a ‘book of poems to make you squirm’.

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Family’s missing link

We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves
Karen Joy Fowler
Serpent’s Tail, £11.99;
Kindle, £2.57
Review: Billy O’Callaghan

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Like a hand on the shoulder

Collected Stories
John McGahern
Faber, £10.99

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Idyllic wee spot for a murder

The Lonesome Heart is Angry
Paul Charles
New Island, 13.99;
ebook, 3.83
Review: Declan Burke

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Barnes’ sad memoir of wife’s death a celebration of love

Levels of Life
Julian Barnes
Vintage Books 11.50
Review: Alannah Hopkin

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The Long Mars

Terry Pratchett and Stephen Baxter
Doubleday, 16.99;
ebook, 12.99
Review: Alex Sarll

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The True & Splendid History Of The Harristown Sisters

Michelle Lovric
Bloomsbury, 13.99
Review: Darren Heath

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The Fever

Megan Abbott
Picador, 16.99;
ebook, 9.09
Review: Emma Herdman

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The Corpse Bridge

Stephen Booth
Sphere, 20.50
Review: Catherine Small

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Books for children

Zeki Loves Baby Club by Anna McQuinn, illustrated by Ruth Hearson (Alanna Books; 9.90), Baby Zeki knows it’s Wednesday, his favourite day, when mum puts on his orange jacket and wheels him to Baby Club.

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Leith's gloom replaced by sunny Miami skies

Irvine Welsh has written his first American novel and he tells JP O’Malley that two of the main characters "are more like me than anything I’ve ever written"

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Fiona Buckley, with her brother John and her book on their farm near Macroom in Co Cork. Pic: Don MacMonagle

Twelve-year-old Fiona goes for gold with debut novel

Twelve-year-old schoolgirl Fiona Buckley will be hitting the books as usual next Friday — but on a grander scale. She’ll be reading from her newly-published novel as part of Listowel Writers’ Week.

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Ben Marcus

Short shrift to dumbing down - an interview with Ben Marcus

American short story writer Ben Marcus tells JP O’Malley that it’s important to learn from tradition but that it’s also important to redefine it.

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Beginner’s pluck: Michael Delahunty

Michael became interested in photography when a friend taught him how to develop black and white pictures. He brought his first camera at 14, having saved up for it for a year. It cost £3.26.

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Futebol Nation: A Footballing History Of Brazil

David Goldblatt
Penguin
€10.99;ebook, €6.99

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The Vagenda: A Zero Tolerance Guide To The Media

Holly Baxter and Rhiannon Lucy Cosslett
Square Peg
€16.99

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The Book Of You

Claire Kendal
Harper Collins
€14.99

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Life Drawing

Robin Black
Picador
€18.75, ebook, €8.60

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Rare insight into the life of a trafficker in human misery

The Trader of Saigon
Lucy Cruickshanks
Heron Books
€11.70;ebook, €4.15

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BOOKS FOR CHILDREN

My First Book of Baby Animals by Mike Unwin, illustrated by Daniel Howarth (A&C Black; €8.50 HB).

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Charlie Chaplin: Lifting the sheets on comic king

Charlie Chaplin
Peter Ackroyd
Chatto & Windus
€16.99

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The Son: A Nesbo adrenaline-fuelled trip

The Son
Jo Nesbo
Harvill Secker
€15.99; ebook, €12.99

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Crime fiction used to argue for social justice

Mark O’Sullivan, who has just published his tenth novel Sleeping Dogs, tells Billy O’Callaghan that his books are like Nordic Noir icon Kurt Wallander’s ... but with a relieving sense of humour.

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Look Who’s Back

Timur Vermes
MacLehose Press £12.99

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Frog Music

Emma Donoghue
Picador €20.50

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In The Light of Morning

Tim Pears
William Heinemann, €25.99;
ebook, €12.99

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Telex From Cuba

Rachel Kushner
Vintage, £8.99;
Kindle, £5.99

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The Telling Error

Sophie Hannah
Hodder & Stoughton, €15.99;
ebook, €10.99

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The Girls’ Bicycle Handbook

Caz Nicklin Quercus, £14.99;
ebook £4.12

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The Dark Box: A Secret History of Confession

John Cornwell
Profile Books, £16.99
Review: TP O’Mahony

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The Land Where Lemons Grow

Helena Attlee
Particular Books, €28.99;
ebook, €13.99

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The Wolf in Winter

John Connolly
Hodder & Stoughton, €15.99;
ebook, €12.99

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The Ballad of a Small Player

Lawrence Osborne
Hogarth, £12.99;
ebook, €10.99

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Romany And Tom

Ben Watt
Bloomsbury, €21.50,
ebook €13.99

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The Walk Home

Rachel Seiffert
Virago, €14.99;
ebook, €9.99

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Dream come true for crime writer McGowan

Claire McGowan wanted to be a writer from the age of nine but never imagined she could do it for a living and so filled her days teaching and travelling. She tells Caroline O’Doherty about how she realised her dream.

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Boland has found her Boswell

Thomas McCarthy on a perceptive analysis of Eavan Boland’s work and an attempt “to put the layers of gold back into contemporary poetry”.

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Some Girls Do

Clodagh Murphy
Hachette Books Ireland,€18.75;
ebook, €8.99

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Land Where I Flee

Prajwal Parajul
Quercus, £16.99;
Kindle, £5.66

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