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Book review: 'Black Lake' by Johanna Lane

Nestled in the Irish mountains on a lake so dark the locals call it “black,” the impressive and imposing estate of Dulough sits perched on a hillside. 663 more words


Book Review: Fireflies and Hope from the Ocean by P.S. Bartlett

Title: Fireflies

Author: P.S. Bartlett   

Release Day: April 3th, 2013

Genre: Historical Fiction/Paranormal/Historical Irish Fiction


However peculiar Ennis Whelan has been for the first six years of his life, not until the day he found the bird, did the degree of his strangeness become so tangible.  760 more words


Irish short stories

Disclaimer: I know nothing about Irish fiction as a taught subject. This is the first time I’ve read any, apart from a bit of James Joyce and Molly Keane.   824 more words

Fiction: 21st Century

Beautiful Mind Notes

Too many thoughts to keep track of for Liam O’Flaherty’s “The Tramp”!

Book Review: Ghost Moth by Michéle Forbes









Ghost Moth is Michéle Forbes first novel and is possibly one of my most enjoyed reads this year. 684 more words

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The Spinning Heart by Donal Ryan

But  there were seven years there where you could build houses out of cardboard and masking tape and they’d be sold off of the plans. 1,098 more words


Recent Reading: Unravelling Oliver by Liz Nugent

Our book club isn’t straying far from home this month with this first novel from Dublin writer Liz Nugent. The Oliver of the title is a hugely successful children’s author who, as the novel opens, is awaiting trial for an attack which has left his illustrator wife, Alice, in a coma. 531 more words