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Roddy Doyle Giveaway!

If there’s one thing Roddy Doyle does brilliantly, it’s dialogue, so it’s no surprise that his Two Pints books have distilled his writing down to that bare minimum of speech. 607 more words

Ireland Month

Characters and the Writers Who Love Them

I recently had the privilege of attending a reading and talk at the Brooklyn Public Library with author Richard Ford. I came to Ford through the short story collection… 509 more words


Writing Fiction: Immersion

My favourite Rita Rudnor joke goes something like this: ‘Last year, my husband and I bought a house with a real fire. We could not get it to light. 511 more words


Ireland Month - it's nearly here!

It’s hard to believe it, but March is nearly here and that can only mean one thing, it’s time for some craic!

As of next Sunday, it will be Reading Ireland Month (or The Begorrathon, if you are so inclined!) and we will kick off a month long celebration of Irish books and culture. 378 more words

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World Book Night 2015!

In early January I was told about World Book Night, an evening that happens once a year where books are distributed far and wide in an effort to get more people back into reading. 187 more words




The last few days of the penultimate week of a cold and blustery February were, once again, eventful and marked by two important events that together bore witness to the progress of the… 476 more words

Book Review: The Giggler Treatment by Roddy Doyle

The Giggler Treatment
Lena’s rating: 3 of 5 stars
Published: October 2013
Copy: Library

This is a book about a man, who is about to step into poop – but will he or won’t he? 257 more words