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33. Eimear McBride "A Girl is a Half-formed Thing"

One Sentence Review:

More than stands up to the hype.

Extended Review:

There’s been a lot of talk about this wee book. It’s been called ground-breaking and complicated, refreshing and utterly frustrating. 318 more words

Easter Rising

All alone – absolute bliss….noone here but me. Nowhere to go and nothing to do, so I set up the veranda with watercolor materials. The idea is to do some sketches before going onto an oil or two of bougainvillea. 241 more words

Location, Location, Location: Silk for the Feed Dogs by Jackie Mallon

Silk for the Feed Dogs, by Jackie Mallon  simply blew me away and I’ve been waiting with bated breath to be able to share Jackie’s guest post and my review of her book. 1,527 more words


A List Of Irish Writers

With the state visit to the United Kingdom of Irish President Michael D. Higgins, it seemed a good moment to look at the Irish writers featured so far in the Cambridge Library Collection. 456 more words


The Daily Writes: Day 7


The poet and novelist Mary Dorcey was chatting to me today about writing in the first person, as opposed to the third person. 412 more words


The Dublin Bookshop: The Stuff of Dreams

During the many years when I lived abroad I used to have a recurring dream. The details varied but the theme was always the same: I was in a Dublin bookshop. 865 more words

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