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  • New Island At The Dublin Book Festival

    By admin on November 13, 2012
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    The Dublin Book Festival has a packed schedule kicking off today and New Island has a whole host of authors taking part Wednesday, 14th November Paul Charles along with John Waters and Marcus Connaughton will discuss ‘Dancing About Architecture’. Smock Alley Theatre | 6.00pm Jennifer Johnston will be in conversation with Dermot Bolger Smock Alley Theatre | 8.00pm Thursday, 15th November Tom Inglis and Eina

  • To Call Myself Beloved Belfast Book Launch

    By admin on November 7, 2012
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    Tomorrow marks the Belfast launch of To Call Myself Beloved by Eina McHugh. The event takes place at 6pm in No Alibis Bookstore, 83 Botanic Avenue, Belfast BT7 1JL. Author, journalist and broadcaster Malachi O’Doherty will introduce Eina. Do please come along. TO CALL MYSELF BELOVED is an inside account of what actually happened behind a therapist’s door. Humorous, moving and compellingly honest this account

  • Eina McHugh: Why I had to spend many thousands on therapy before I was finally able to love

    By admin on November 7, 2012
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    Excellent piece in The Belfast Telegraph on Eina McHugh’s moving and beautiful memoir, To Call Myself Beloved: You can’t help wondering why Ms McHugh wanted to put this most private account in the public domain, when a refrain in the book is her fear of “exposure”. Exposure of her anxieties surrounding sexual relationships, exposure of her innermost feelings, exposure of

  • The Four Courts Has Been At The Centre Of Irish History More Than Once

    By admin on November 5, 2012
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    Fascinating reading in The Irish Times about whether or not the British Army was directly involved in the shelling of the Four Courts during the Battle for Dublin in the early phases of the Irish Civil War: Lance-Bombardier Percy Creek had no intention of trying to overturn one of the State’s foundation stones when he sat down decades afterward to

  • Dermot Bolger’s The Venice Suite Featured In The Irish Times

    By admin on November 4, 2012
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    There’s a rather moving piece today from Dermot Bolger in The Irish Times about his new sequence of poems, The Venice Suite  which New Island publishes this week. in it he talks about where the collection came from: I was numb with grief, and I have no recollection of writing poems. But, sorting through drawers, 18 months on, I found multiple scraps of