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One Hundred Names by Cecelia Ahern

The kind of books that Cecelia Aherne writes are much gentler than those I am normally drawn to. However, as my library were giving away books for free, I could not resist picking up One Hundred Names published in 2012.  One Hundred Names has quite a slow start. We meet the main protagonist, Kitty and …

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Frog Music by Emma Donoghue

Frog Music was written by Emma Donoghue who had written one of my favourite books Room, so when Frog Music was published, I immediately added it to my list of books to read. Room is reveiwed on this site at https://bookreviewstoday.info/2014/02/28/room-by-erica-donoghue/. Donoghue is a very successful author, having earned her living as a writer since the age …

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A Long, Long Way by Sebastian Barry

A Long, Long Way is a novel written by Sebastian Barry that was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize in 2005 and tells an amazing and extremely well written story.  Barry is an Irish novelist, poet and playwright noted for his dense literary writing style.  He is considered to be one of Ireland’s finest writers.  His literary …

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The Dubliners by James Joyce

James Augustine Aloysious Joyce was born in Dublin, Ireland, on 2 February 1882 and died 13 January 1941.  He was an Irish novelist and poet, considered to be one of the most influential writers of the early 20th century.   Joyce is probably best known for his novel, Ulysses which was published in 1922.  It was a …

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Following the Wake by Gemma O’Connor

Gemma O’Connor is one of Ireland’s most popular mystery writers.  She was born in Dublin, Ireland in 1940.Educated in both in Ireland and in France.  She lived in Oxford, England where she worked as a bookbinder, a book restorer and also as a stewardess before she became a writer.  In 1995 she published her first mystery story which became successful.  …

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Around Ireland with a Fridge by Tony Hawk

Antony Gordon Hawksworth, better known as Tony Hawks, is a British comedian and author. He was born in Brighton, England on 12 May, 1960. He was educated at Brighton, Hove and Sussex Grammar School and Brighton College.  I met him when he was promoting Round Ireland with a Fridge at a fair in Earl’s Court in London. …

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The Alphabet Sisters by Monica McInerney

Australian born Dublin, Ireland based author, Monica McInerney,  has written several best-selling novels.  I found her book “The Alphabet Sisters” when my local library was selling off some books.  The story revolves around three sisters Anna, Bett, and Carrie Quinlan. They were childhood singing stars known as The Alphabet Sisters. Their flamboyant grandmother Lola was the …

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