Announcing Reading Ireland Month 2021!
Lies of Silence by Brian Moore for #BrianMoore100
Announcing the Brian Moore at 100 Read-along for 2021!
No 460 Mostly Hero by Anna Burns #NovNov
Calling Mostly Hero a novella might be pushing my luck slightly. A long short story maybe? No matter how you categorise it though, Mostly Hero is an amusing and unexpected romp through the world of superheroes as depicted by the unique voice of Booker Prize-winner Anna Burns. Published as an e-book before the publication (and…
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Tea At Four O’Clock by Janet McNeill for the #1956Club
No 468 One by One in the Darkness by Deirdre Madden
It just goes to show that in this small country nearly every family has undergone a loss. Even minor psychological scars run as deep here as bullet holes but, without them, our writing would not have its passion and depth. Northern Irish writer Rosemary Jenkinson in The Irish Times One by One in the Darkness…
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No 485 Fat Lad by Glenn Patterson
Glenn Patterson’s Fat Lad has long been described as one of the quintessential Belfast novels. The title comes from a mnemonic used in Northern Ireland to remember the names of the six counties – Fermanagh, Antrim, Tyrone, Londonderry, Armagh, Down – and yet the entire book is set in the capital city. Drew Linden, Belfast…