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  • Covers & Stuff: The Autumn Edition

    By admin on October 25, 2012
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    Quite a number of cover reveals today, four from our Christmas list in fact and we have a few surprises held back for later this month. First off the block are the wonderful covers for the two fine new books by Dermot Bolger, a new collection of poetry, The Venice Suite and an engrossing novella, The Fall of Ireland. We

  • All Gods Dead Reviewed In Books Ireland

    By admin on October 24, 2012
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    Really great review for Marian O Neill’s novel in the current edition of Books Ireland: This is the fourth novel from Dublin-born O Neill. Like so many modern novelists she is involved in teaching creative writing. This story begins as if its another example of misery-lit as an old woman, Brigit Egan, lies dying in hospital and begins to recount

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    Nuala Ní Chonchúir’s Wonderful Story, Squidinky, Was In The Irish Times On Saturday

    By admin on October 15, 2012
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    Quite a lot of publicity for our newly released anthology of short stories, Silver Threads of Hope, which was edited by Sinéad Gleeson and is in aid of Console. The launch was covered in The Irish Times, The Evening Herald and the Independent on Entertainment.ie and also on It Says In The Papers on Morning Ireland. Rather excellently, one of

  • Silver Threads Of Hope Featured In The Irish Times | Writers turn page for suicide charity

    By admin on October 15, 2012
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    Great piece on the book launch in the times! BOOKER-WINNING author Anne Enright last night spoke of the widespread aversion to and shame at the subject of suicide. She was speaking at the launch of an anthology of new short stories by 28 Irish authors in aid of national suicide-prevention charity Console. Despite suicide and bereavement being the central theme

  • All Gods Dead by Marian O Neill Reviewed in The Independent

    By admin on October 15, 2012
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    And a nice review it is too: It’s quite a story, a million miles from the quiet respectability of south Dublin that Brigit came back to and became part of, blending in despite her recent experiences. The book’s exploits are sometimes improbable; but then so were the no-holds-barred antics of the Lost Generation. O’Neill’s strategy of inserting her anti-heroine into