IF YOU think the woman’s name, Magrat, is a typo or if you can’t see the funny side of Death getting sick of it all and causing havoc by taking a break, then steer well clear of the Discworld convention taking place in Cork this weekend.
Thu, 01 Oct, 2015
IF you’re not a big fan of fantasy and despair at all the wizards and dragons on TV, on film and in books, then you should blame John Ronald Reuel Tolkien. Or, go back 1,000 years and blame the unknown author of Beowulf, with its monsters and kings. Or, go back another two millennia and blame Homer’s epic tales of gods and heroes.
Tue, 10 Dec, 2013
THERE’S nothing like a library for a bit of peace and quiet so after the heavy schedule and diplomatic sensitivities of earlier engagements, busy Lizzie must have been relieved to see the Old Library at Trinity College last on her itinerary.
Wed, 18 May, 2011
HE collects accolades these days the way he used to collect specimens, but while scrolls and titles may lack the exoticism of jungle crawlies and undersea oddities, David Attenborough is no less gracious in receiving them.
Sat, 13 Dec, 2008