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Jottings from the Irish Book Awards #bgeibas

Champagne. Dickie bows. Bright lights. Cufflinks. Polite conversation and sirloin steak. An Irish celebrity love-in of a literary awards ceremony.

The Old School Tie

‘Jeffrey Archer is a loss to politics’ gushed George Hook in introducing the disgraced former peer, the recipient of some sort of international achievement award at this event. 886 more words

Irish Book Awards, Oxfordshire Book Award announced

Plenty of awards are being announced at the moment – and the nominations include several wonderful YA and children’s authors. 163 more words


Theatre Talk | Books Which Should Be Adapted For The Stage

Following on from last week”s post about film adaptations for the stage, this week, I’m looking at books which I feel deserve to come to life on stage. 439 more words


30 Days of Music Tidbits, Day 12, Great (fictional?) Band Names

A break from classical music blather to provide a choice tidbit from Roddy Doyle’s The Commitments. Band manager Jimmy Rabbitte checks the paper to see if they got a review. 64 more words


Review: The Commitments at London's Palace Theatre

Exeposé Arts Issue 630, Page 29 (10 November 2014)

View Exeposé Issue 630 online>> http://issuu.com/exepose/docs/issue_08


Review - The Second Half by Roy Keane (with Roddy Doyle)

There’s nothing extraordinarily revelatory about Roy Keane’s second autobiography THE SECOND HALF, but it’s a fascinating insight into one of football’s greatest midfielders.

As a Liverpool fan, I’m supposed to hate Roy Keane, and I suppose when he took to the field in Manchester United colours I did, to a degree, but only because he was such a talented, gutsy player. 282 more words


Paula's Story of Abuse

Usually I do not give much thought to what I am to write here. I just sit down, type whatever comes to my mind and publish. 250 more words