The Ginger Man turns 60!

This month, JP Donleavy’s picaresque classic The Ginger Man turns 60! Since its first publication in 1955 over 40 million copies of the novel have been sold and to celebrate this milestone, The Lilliput Press have issued a new hardback edition with a foreward by none other than Johnny Depp, who has been a longtime…

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No 672 Out by Natsuo Kirino

    Natsuo Kirino’s Out is a gritty grimy tale of what people are capable of when pushed to their limits. Or more importantly, it is about what women can do when their circumstances become too much to bear. Masako, Yayoi, Yoshie and Kuniko work together on the night shift in a boxed-lunch factory. Each…

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Yeats Day 2015

Today marks the 150th anniversary of Ireland’s greatest poet, WB Yeats, who was born on this day in 1865. A host of events are taking place worldwide to mark this important year and you can check them out at the Yeats 2015 website. Here is my favourite Yeats poem. What one would you read today?…

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