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  • Saints and Sinnersby Edna O'Brien

    Faber & Faber 2011; US$ 10.93

    A woman walks the streets of Manhattan and contemplates with exquisite longing the precarious affair she has embarked on, amidst the grandeur and cacophony of the cityscape; a young Irish girl and her mother are thrilled to be invited to visit the glamorous Coughlan's but find - for all the promise of their green gorgette, silver shoes and fancy... more...

  • Byron In Loveby Edna O'Brien

    Orion 2009; US$ 10.99

    BYRON IN LOVE - the nobility, arrogance and sheer theatre of Byron's life. Byron, more than any other poet, has come to personify the poet as rebel, imaginative and lawless, reaching beyond race, creed or frontier, his gigantic flaws redeemed by a magnetism and ultimately a heroism that by ending in tragedy raised it and him from the particular... more...

  • Country Girlsby Edna O'Brien

    Faber & Faber 2011; US$ 14.57

    Edna O'Brien's wonderful, wild and moving novel shocked the nation on its publication in 1960. Adapted for the stage by the author, The Country Girls , the play, is a highly theatrical and free-flowing telling of this classic coming of age story. more...

  • Country Girlby Edna O'Brien

    Faber & Faber 2012; US$ 13.12

    I thought of life's many bounties, to have known the extremities of joy and sorrow, love, crossed love and unrequited love, success and failure, fame and slaughter, to have read in the newspapers that as a writer I was past my sell-by date, yet regardless, to go on writing and reading, to be lucky enough to live in these two intensities that have... more...

  • The Love Objectby Edna O'Brien

    Faber & Faber 2013; US$ 14.57

    Collected here together for the first time in one beauitful volume, are the stories of an expert practitioner of the shorter form. Spanning five decades of writing, The Love Object takes the most memorable and successful stories from collections like A Scandalous Woman and Saints and Sinners; stories that have bewitched generation after generation.... more...

  • The Light of Eveningby Edna O'Brien

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2007; US$ 13.95

    In this contemporary story with universal resonance, Edna O'Brien delves deep into the intense relationship that exists between a mother and daughter who long for closeness yet remain eternally at odds. From her hospital bed in Dublin, the ailing Dilly Macready eagerly awaits a visit from her long-estranged daughter, Eleanora. Years before, Eleanora... more...

  • The House Of Splendid Isolationby Edna O'Brien

    Orion 2013; US$ 10.99

    Masterful novel by the bestselling writer, with a controversial story marrying the worlds of a political terrorist and a loveless widow Josie, the ailing, elderly inhabitant of an Irish country mansion, dwells in the shadowy world of remembered pain and loneliness. McGreevy, the terrorist, reintroduces the possibility of compassion and tenderness,... more...

  • Wild Decembersby Edna O'Brien

    Orion 2013; US$ 10.99

    A novel of revenge and murder, reissued with superb new jacket When a young man arrives from Australia to claim his inheritance, he changes a small Irish town for ever. Joseph Brennan sees Michael Bugler, the returned exile, as a threat. And for Breege, Joseph's younger sister, Bugler is an irresistible stranger to whose charms she must not succumb... more...

  • Girls in their Married Blissby Edna O'Brien

    Orion 2013; US$ 10.99

    A classic title in Edna O'Brien's Country Girls Trilogy - the third volume Kate and Baba are in London, playing out the tragicomedy of their married lives to its surprisingly level-headed conclusion. Kate, feeling trapped in her grey stone house with her increasingly cold husband, tearfully looks for her dreams of romance elsewhere. And when Eugene... more...

  • Girl With Green Eyesby Edna O'Brien

    Orion 2013; US$ 10.99

    A classic title in Edna O'Brien's Country Girls Trilogy - the second volume From eccentric Joanna's boarding house, predatory Baba roams Dublin looking for men to give her a good time - and dragging with her a reluctant Cait, worrying about her figure and wanting to talk about books. Then she meets dark, long-faced Eugene Gaillard, a film director,... more...