Author Archive: Alix Da Costa

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Launch of About Being Normal by Desmond Fennell
By March 21, 2017 Read More →

Launch of About Being Normal by Desmond Fennell

  Join us this Friday the 24th of March at 6 pm for the launch of About Being Normal: My life in Abnormal Circumstances by Desmond Fennell, published by The Somerville Press. As author of many books on Irish and European matters and as a journalist, Desmond Fennell has been a major force in Irish [...]

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Launch of Coming Home by Michael McCaughan
By March 13, 2017 Read More →

Launch of Coming Home by Michael McCaughan

Join us this Thursday the 16th of March at 6.30 pm for the launch of Coming Home, One Man’s Return to the Irish Language by Michael McCaughan ! ‘Some part of me believed I would become a more complete person if I spoke Irish, more in tune with my roots, my identity, my very being.’ [...]

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St Patrick’s Day 2017 Opening times
By March 13, 2017 Read More →

St Patrick’s Day 2017 Opening times

This year we are open on St Patrick’s Day ! We will welcome you in the shop from 11 am to 5 pm.

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Father Browne’s Photography Books
By March 6, 2017 Read More →

Father Browne’s Photography Books

Newly available on bargain books are Father Browne’s Kerry and Father Browne’s Laois collections of photographs. About Father Browne’s Laois Father Browne, ‘Ireland’s greatest documentary photographer’ according to The Irish Times, lived for in Emo, County Laois, for twenty-eight years, where he had his homemade photo laboratory and where he perfected the art which he [...]

Bargain Flann O’Brien
By March 6, 2017 Read More →

Bargain Flann O’Brien

Now in store, bargain books by Flann O’Brien, The Best of Myles and The Dalkey Archive. About The Best of Myles ‘Brilliant, morosely inventive comic turns devoted to O’Brien’s favourite topics: the literary life, the Gaelic Revival, civil service bureaucracy, booze and its discontents’ Observer From 1940 until his death in 1966, Flann O’Brien, under [...]

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The Essential Wendell Berry
By March 6, 2017 Read More →

The Essential Wendell Berry

New in store is The World-Ending Fire, The Essential of Wendell Berry, selected and introduced by Paul Kingsnorth. ‘He is unlike anybody else writing today … After Donald Trump’s election, we urgently need to rediscover the best of radical America. An essential part of that story is Wendell Berry. Few of us can live, or [...]

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Istanbul, A Tale of Three Cities
By March 6, 2017 Read More →

Istanbul, A Tale of Three Cities

Brand new in stock is Istanbul, A Tale of Three Cities by Bettany Hughes, award-winning historian author and broadcaster. Istanbul has always been a place where stories and histories collide and crackle, where narrative and perception is as potent as hard, historical fact. From the Qu’ran to Shakespeare, this city with three names – Byzantium, [...]

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A Woman Looking at Men Looking at Women
By March 6, 2017 Read More →

A Woman Looking at Men Looking at Women

New in store is A Woman Looking at Men Looking at Women, Essays on Art, Sex and the Mind by Siri Hustvedt, author of What I Loved. As well as being a prize-winning novelist, Siri Hustvedt is highly regarded for her insights in the fields of neurology, feminism, art criticism and philosophy. Believing passionately that the arts [...]

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The month of La Francophonie
By March 6, 2017 Read More →

The month of La Francophonie

Each year, March is the month of La Francophonie, which celebrates French language and culture ! The perfect occasion to discover or rediscover a French author, rising star, well-established or all time classic. Here is a small selection of what you can currently find in the shop !  

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Launch of Washing Windows? Irish Women Write Poetry
By March 1, 2017 Read More →

Launch of Washing Windows? Irish Women Write Poetry

Join us for a very special International Women’s Day event ! Wednesday the 8th of March at 6.30pm, we will be launching Washing Windows? Irish Women Write Poetry, published by Arlen House. This anthology is a snapshot of the contemporary writing scene among Irish women who write poetry, and is compiled in honour of the [...]

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