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The Country Girls

The Country Girls  by Edna O’Brien

Edna O’Brien is widely regarded as the doyen of Irish female novelists. She is a writer of some standing in literary circles upon the island. 1,102 more words


Recommended Reads for St Patrick's Day

Happy St Patrick’s Day! We’ve been pondering our favourite reads from across the Emerald Isle from recent years and put together our Recommended Reads from Irish writers. 681 more words


New Beginnings #5: Eimear McBride and Literary Revolution at the LSE Literary Festival

This year’s LSE literary festival, held around the 100th anniversary of the Russian Revolution, takes ‘Revolutions’ as its theme, examining various forms of upheaval and regeneration in literature, politics, religion, and science. 581 more words

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Sailing to St Macdara's

For the first time in our dubious existence, the Literary is actually on the coast. It’s a landmark, surely, and rather nice. There’s lots of seabirds and Irish foliage. 350 more words

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Edna O'Brien: Paheellinen elokuu

Irlantilainen kirjailija Edna O’Brien on ollut TBR-listallani jo kauan. Kirjailijan suorasukainen kerronta ja paheksuntaa herättävät teemat eivät aikoinaan miellyttäneet irlantilaisia ja kirjailija muuttikin vapaamielisemmän ilmapiirin perässä Englantiin. 205 more words


The Little Red Chairs by Edna O'Brien

The reason I’ve always liked historical fiction is that my own knowledge on historical events is pretty much nonexistent. Yes, I took history classes in high school but they barely taught me anything. 432 more words


The Little Red Chairs - Book Review

Hello, people of the internet!

Have you ever bought a book that was strategically placed at the till as a last second buy? Well, I did. 983 more words