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- Open Road Media 2014; US$ 14.99
A bawdy and boisterous poem of Ireland, translated by one of its most distinguished literary sons As a teacher and translator of Irish verse, Frank O?Connor brought to the world?s attention many fine poems from his native land, few as enduring?and none as controversial?as Brian Merriman?s The Midnight Court . An eighteenth-century masterpiece... more...
- St. Martin's Press 2014; US$ 35.99
Island light is magical. And none more so than Ireland?s. Ireland?s light floods the landscape, luring the senses with a restless presence. The water surrounding and carving through the island reflects back to us the ever-changing movement of the wind-blown clouds and light. Stop for a minute and the settings change: what was straight is bent, light... more...
- Orion Publishing Group 2010; US$ 8.99
This is a history of the ideas that shaped not only London, but Manchester, Glasgow, Liverpool, Leeds, Birmingham, Sheffield and other power-houses of 19th-century Britain. It charts the controversies and visions that fostered Britain¿s greatest civic renaissance. Tristram Hunt explores the horrors of the Victorian city, as seen by Dickens, Engels... more...
- The O'Brien Press 2014; US$ 14.57
The son of a Head Constable in the Royal Irish Constabulary, by the age of twenty-five, Éamonn Ceannt was married with a young son. He played the uilleann pipes and was passionate about the Irish language. His commitment to a politically independent, Gaelic-speaking Ireland led him from the classrooms of the Gaelic League to the National Council... more...
- Orion Publishing Group 2011; US$ 8.99
*Perfect for fans of ITV's epic drama series, THE GREAT FIRE* Opening in the 1640s, as the city was gripped in tumult leading up to the English Civil War, THE PHOENIX charts the lives and works of five extraordinary men, who would grow up in the chaos of a world turned upside down: the architect, Sir Christopher Wren; gardener and virtuosi, John... more...
- Mainstream Publishing 2011; US$ 12.34
Bursting with humour and full of amusing anecdotes, 100 Irish Rugby Greats is a unique celebration of the most significant stars of the sport from the 1930s to the present day. A veritable who?s who of Irish rugby, it takes in all of the true greats, including Jack Kyle, Tony O?Reilly, Mike Gibson, Willie John McBride, Moss Keane, Keith Wood, Brian... more...
- The O'Brien Press 2014; US$ 16.03
Kinsale, Ireland: Christmas Eve, 1601 As thunder crashes and lightning rakes the sky, three very different commanders line up for a battle that will decide the fate of a nation. General Juan del Águila has been sprung from a prison cell to command the last great Spanish Armada. Its mission: to seize a bridgehead in Queen Elizabeth's territory... more...
- Carcanet Press Ltd. 2010; US$ 29.95
A collection of interviews featuring Irish poets, artists, fiction writers, and playwrights, this record chronicles how these cultural leaders viewed their country in the first decade of the new millennium as economic collapse gathered pace and recurrent concerns gained a new urgency. Answering questions such as What are Irish values? How have they... more...
- Faber & Faber 2012; US$ 13.11
The Irish famine that began in 1845 was one of the nineteenth century's greatest disasters. By its end, the island's population of eight million had shrunk by a third through starvation, disease and emigration. This is a brilliant, compassionate retelling of that awful story for a new generation - the first account for the general reader for... more...
- Random House 2014; US$ 12.34
The image of Charles II as a randy monarch who dragged the crown through the moral mire and irredeemably weakened its position has persisted throughout the three centuries since John Evelyn gave his judgement. That judgement, Derek Wilson argues, is okay as far as it goes. The Restoration court did set an example of cynical libertinism that provoked... more...