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  • Watching the Doorby Kevin Myers

    The Lilliput Press 2011; US$ 12.99

    As an Irish Catholic raised in Leicester, fresh from University College Dublin with a first in History, Kevin Myers is sent north to work for the Belfast bureau of RTE News. There he covers the increasingly vicious conflict erupting in the city as the IRA campaign begins. Reporting too for Dublin's Hibernia, the London Observer and NBC Radio for North... more...

  • Irish Freedomby Richard English

    Pan Macmillan 2008; US$ 15.89

    Richard English's brilliant new book, now available in paperback, is a compelling narrative history of Irish nationalism, in which events are not merely recounted but analysed. Full of rich detail, drawn from years of original research and also from the extensive specialist literature on the subject, it offers explanations of why Irish nationalists... more...

  • An Irish Country Childhoodby Marrie Walsh

    John Blake Publishing 2010; US$ 7.99

    'As a child I would sit on the stone wall as if hypnotised, imagining that the world ended where the moutains and the sky met and wishing I could stand at the top and touch the heavens.' This enchanting story tells of a young girl's magical childhood on a farm in the west of Ireland during the 1930s and 1940s. It looks at the mountain-village community,... more...

  • The Same Age as the Stateby Máire Cruise O'Brien

    The O'Brien Press 2012; US$ 15.99

    The autobiography of a unique woman, spanning most of the 20th century. It is filled with famous people including revolutionaries, writers, statesmen and many more· A compelling insight into a time of great upheaval in Ireland, Europe and Africa. more...

  • The Elephant and the Polish Questionby Maurice Craig

    The Lilliput Press 1990; US$ 19.99

    Our finest living essayist. Maurice Craig's exquisite collection... is at once literary, erudite and mechanical: poppet-valves and cams, Yeats's inability to spell, bookbindings and motor-car design, the Tichborne scandal and airships, raised foc's'les and the particularity of certain words - all glide before his mind, all entrance, and all find an... more...

  • Lives Less Ordinaryby Judy Kravis; Peter Morgan

    The Lilliput Press 1999; US$ 12.99

    The people who talk about their lives in this book represent a creative, dissident Ireland. They are artists, writers, map-makers, weavers, water-diviners, teachers, environmentalists, farmers, wood-cutters, gardeners, travellers and monks. Some continue ways of life that have existed for generations; others have chosen to live and work in ways that... more...

  • Wacky Eireby Geraldine Comiskey

    Liberties Press 2012; US$ 16.99

    Welcome to Wacky Eire - it's stranger than fiction. Imagine RTƯ's Nationwide crossed with the cult series Eurotrash, or BBC's Country File mixed with Father Ted . . . Now imagine it as a book of true stories, written by an insider who has travelled the length and breadth of Ireland seeking out the weird, the wacky, the raunchy and the downright shocking... more...

  • Peacemaking Strategies in Northern Irelandby David Bloomfield

    Palgrave Macmillan 1996; US$ 186.00

    How can scholars develop better co-operation between competing theoretical approaches to conflict management? This study analyses real peacemaking strategies in Northern Ireland from 1969 to the present, including case-studies of the Brooke Initiative political talks and the Community Relations Council. In the light of this wealth of practical evidence,... more...

  • Grandmother and Wolfe Toneby Hubert Butler

    The Lilliput Press 1990; US$ 19.99

    The finest and most penetrating essayist this country has produced this century ... there is not a dull page in this civilized and witty book.' - The Irish Times A third volume of essays - autobiographical, polemical, political, exploratory - by the most distinctive Irish writer of the age, in the highest tradition of Swift and Shaw. Hubert Butler's... more...

  • The Little Book of Limerickby Sharon Slater

    The History Press 2013; US$ 4.99

    The Little Book of Limerick is a compendium of fascinating, obscure, strange and entertaining facts about County Limerick.Funny, fast-paced and fact-packed, here we find out about the most unusual crimes and punishments, eccentric inhabitants and strange traditions alongside details of its flora and fauna, sporting heritage and of course it literary... more...