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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)

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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


July Discussion - Junior Fiction - Brilliant

July Discussion – Brilliant by Roddy Doyle

We would have to say that Brilliant, whilst not exactly a polariser, did have its fans (some who just loved it) and its critics (some who forced themselves to finish it) but also a group who just didn’t connect with the story.  886 more words

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