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When was the last time you said, “I’m sorry.” This morning? Yesterday afternoon? Ten seconds ago? Why did you do it? More importantly did you mean it? 693 more words


The Barrytown Trilogy by Roddy Doyle

The Barrytown Trilogy by Roddy Doyle was recently selected as the book for next years Dublin One City, One Book, an initiative by Dublin City Library which selects and promotes a book with a Dublin emphasis for a month, and running a number of events. 388 more words

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Top Ten New to Me Authors 2014

This week Broke and Bookish asked the question, what are your top ten new to you authors you read in 2014. I’ve read quite a few authors for the first time this year, but after much deliberation I’ve narrowed the list down to the following. 573 more words

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A Star Called Henry

A Star Called Henry

By Roddy Doyle

“I took a deep breath and knew that I was Henry Smart and that I was alive and still magnificent.” This is a historical novel so epic and action-packed that you could fail to notice its sturdy literary spine. 307 more words

Roddy Doyle

Thank you 111- people of Dublin

We had an after work function this evening. A pre-Christmas thing or a Christmas thing. I stayed maybe a half an hour longer than planned, had one more glass of wine than I’d intended. 521 more words

Tell It Like It Is

Whilst the esteemed editor of this organ donned his #5 cap to mix it up with the D-list shitterati at Rio Ferdinand’s book launch (see last month’s issue), I was handed the task of reporting back from Roy Keane’s gig at LCCC where he was appearing ‘in conversation’ with ghostwriter Roddy Doyle and Jim White of The Telegraph to promote his latest opus, … 1,251 more words


A novel that might never have been

Last Monday was a red-letter day for my novel, The Rising of Bella Casey, published under the Brandon imprint of O’Brien Press. It was one of five novels nominated by libraries for the lucrative International Impac Dublin Literary Award 2015 – and I mean lucrative, €100,000! 243 more words

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