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There are many milestones in an author’s career, but none as exciting (and nerve wracking) as the debut novel. I am currently in the throes of that particular experience, and I have to be honest- it’s thrilling and frightening at the same time! 729 more words
As this year’s budget is released in Ireland, I think it is timely to reconsider this book by Tom Garvin.
Garvin, a professor of political science at UCD for most of his professional career, wrote the book in 2004 at a time when – they tell us – we were all partying. 702 more words
Yesterday in Oslo, myself and herself took a look at the Salgshallen brukthandel (literally the used shop) on Storgata. A veritable Aladdin’s cave of old records, postcards, stamps and books – too many to work through in a single sitting – I quickly made use of the system laid out by the shops owner to take a look at the things that interested me most: chiefly, postcards related to sport and postcards related to places I knew. 388 more words
“Look, I don’t wanna be the same as everybody else. That’s why I’m a Mod, see? I mean, you gotta be somebody, ain’t ya, or you might as well jump in the sea and drown.” Jimmy, Quadrophenia (1979) 996 more words