Books

Book: The Foundling Boy

Michel Deon
Translated by Julian Evans
Gallic Books, £9.99
Review: Mary Leland

 

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Children’s books: How to Write a Story

How to Write a Story
by Simon Cheshire
Bloomsbury; €7.55

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Book: The Bone Clocks

David Mitchell
Sceptre, £20; ebook, €13.99
Review: Zahra Saeed

 

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Book: Antiques Roadshow: World War One In 100 Family Treasures

Paul Atterbury
BBC Books, €29.99; ebook, €17.99
Review: Anthony Looch

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Book: The Temporary Bride: A Memoir Of Love And Food In Iran

Jennifer Klinec
Virago, £13.99; ebook, £6.99
Review: Kitty Wheater

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Book: Shark

Will Self
Viking, €27.50; ebook, €12.99
Review: Wayne Walls

 

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Book: Playing to the Gallery

Grayson Perry
Particular Books, €22.35,
ebook €11.99

 

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Book: The Surfacing

Cormac James
Sandstone Press, ebook €8.99
Review: Tony Clayton-Lea

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Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage

Haruki Murakami
Harvill Secker €24.99,ebook €12.99
Review: Richard Fitzpatrick

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World Order

Henry Kissinger
Allen Lane, £25

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We Are Not Ourselves

Matthew Thomas
Fourth Estateebook 15.99, ebook 12.96
Review: Dan Brotzel

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Adventures In Stationery: A Journey Through Your Pencil Case

James Ward
Profile Books, £12.99 ebook 9.09
Review: Alex Sarll

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The Fair Fight

Anna Freeman
Weidenfeld & Nicholson, £12, ebook £6.99
Review: Sarah Scoffin

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Stone Mattress

Margaret Atwood
Bloomsbury, priced £18.99 ebook 14.87
Review: Nilima Marshall

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Children’s books

Up and Down
by Oliver Jeffers
(Harper Collins €8.8O) HB)

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The Faraway Nearby

Rebecca Solnit
Granta, €24.50, ebook €14.50
Review: Billy O’Callaghan

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Vivid Faces: The Revolutionary Generation in Ireland, 1890-1923

R.F. Foster
Allen Lane, £13.60,
ebook £11.99

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Murder story that’s a joy to read

The Secret Place
Tana French
Hachette Books Ireland €14.99 (paperback)

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Peopled with classic themes

Problems with People
David Guterson
Bloomsbury, £16.99
Kindle: £7.72

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A promising first novel that’s full of contrasts

Ghost Moth
Michèle Forbes
Phoenix €8.99

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Beginner’s Pluck: Josephine Moone

A prolific reader, Josephine started writing from her early school days and didn’t stop. She studied journalism and film at university, but did a postgraduate degree in education and taught English, but it didn’t suit her. So she turned back to writing.

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FIRST THOUGHTS: Lars Kepler, Paul Dolan and Sarah Waters

The Zone Of Interest
Martin Amis
Jonathan Cape, €22.99 ebook €15.99

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Children’s books

LEIF FROND AND QUICKFINGERS
By Joan Lennon
(Bloomsbury €6.30)

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Gilding the legend

Hannah Ellis has edited a book to mark the centenary of the birth of her grandfather, the Welsh poet and legend Dylan Thomas. Blood is indeed thicker than water, finds an underwhelmed JP O’Malley.

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Charles Stewart Parnell and the printed word

For nearly a decade the United Ireland newspaper was a propaganda vehicle for Charles Stewart Parnell. JP O’Malley on a new history of the publication

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A riot policeman runs from anti-austerity protesters in the northern Greek port city of Thessaloniki in, May 2010.  Picture: AP Photo/Giorgos

HISTORY REPEATING ITSELF: Alan Dukes on how we can learn from the financial crisis

The proposals presented by Martin Wolf in ‘The Shifts and the Shocks’ merit close consideration if another crisis is to be avoided, writes economist and former finance minister Alan Dukes

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Midnight in Europe

Alan Furst
Weidenfeld & Nicolson, £18.99
Review: Tony Clayton-Lea

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Inside the Jesuits: How Pope Francis is Changing the Church and the World

Robert Blair Kaiser
Rowman & Littlefield, £19.95

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China Dolls

Lisa See
Bloomsbury, £17.25
Review: Zahra Saeed

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All My Puny Sorrows

Miriam Toews
Faber & Faber: €15.99. Kindle: €7.57.
Review: Sue Leonard

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Gin Glorious Gin: How Mother’s Ruin Became The Spirit Of London

Olivia Williams
Headline, €21.50, €10.99
Review: Katie Wright

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The Dog

Joseph O’Neill
4th Estate, €15.99, ebook €14.56
Review: Rebecca Flitton

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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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