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  • Nessa Cooks Up Some Spooky Foods

    By admin on October 31, 2012
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    Nessa Robins, whose first cookbook Apron Strings New Island will publish in April 2013, has some great Halloween goodies on her blog today! I rather fancy those chocolate apples myself! Chocolate Apples are a real Halloween favourite and they couldn’t be easier to make. If you want to go basic just coat an apple with melted chocolate and dip in some sprinkles or you

  • Staging ‘Ulysses': ‘What impressed me most was also what scared me most’ – The Irish Times – Sat, Oct 27, 2012

    By admin on October 27, 2012
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    The excellent Dermot Bolger has a great piece in The Irish Times today writing about adapting Ulysses for the stage: Then I realised that my terror at approaching it as a playwright reflected the terror many readers feel at approaching it as a book. Ulysses has a deserved mystique. Nobody could call it an easy read. Joyce joked about wanting

  • 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

  • Harvesting by Lisa Harding

    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