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The History of Things

The History of Things
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  • The History of Things by Sean Moncrieff


'A cracking good read' - Sunday Independent

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‘This is as good a novel about modern Ireland as anything else published this century…dazzling, unsettling, unfairly brilliant’ – Irish Examiner

Film director Tomas Dalton returns home to his North Inner City Dublin roots. However, the country he has returned to is unrecognisable from the one he left behind. Soon, the mischievous welcome he receives from the local mob of children grows into something far more sinister.

Lost amongst the wreckage of a painful divorce, a chaotic film shoot and the manic advances of a fading Hollywood diva, Tomas is forced to protect the faded trophies of his life. By any means necessary.


‘Moncrieff is a fluid, confident writer…powerful.’ – The Irish Times

‘Arguably the best Irish novel of the year…highly recommended’ – Irish Independent

‘Written with skill and panache’ – Irish Mail on Sunday

‘A cracking good read’ – Sunday Independent


Sean Moncrieff


B-format, paperback





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Weight .216 g
Dimensions .198 × .125 × .25 mm


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