Secondhand Books

Patrick Kavanagh: A Biography – Antoinette Quinn
By May 14, 2019 Read More →

Patrick Kavanagh: A Biography – Antoinette Quinn

New in on secondhand books is “Patrick Kavanagh: A Biography”  by Antoinette Quinn. The Book Antoinette Quinn’s acclaimed biography of Patrick Kavanagh, the most important Irish poet between the death of W.B. Yeats and the rise of Seamus Heaney, tells the triumphant story of his journey from homespun balladry through early journal and poetry publications to [...]

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Great Endeavour: Ireland’s Antarctic Explorers – Michael Smith
By May 14, 2019 Read More →

Great Endeavour: Ireland’s Antarctic Explorers – Michael Smith

We have a secondhand copy of  “Great Endeavour: Ireland’s Antarctic Explorers” by Michael Smith. The Book The Irish have left an indelible mark in the most hostile territory on earth, Antarctica. It was the Irish who pioneered a route to the Antarctic and whose adventures 100 years ago gripped the attention of the world. Their [...]

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In Their Own Words: The Famine in North Connacht – Liam Swords
By May 14, 2019 Read More →

In Their Own Words: The Famine in North Connacht – Liam Swords

Just in on secondhand books is “In Their Own Words: The Famine in North Connacht” by Liam Swords   The Book Told in diary form, this chronicles the unfolding calamity as seen through the eyes of those who experienced the Famine, either as victims, or as priests and ministers who strove to alleviate the plight of the [...]

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Roger Casement: The Black Diaries – Jeffrey Dudgeon
By April 29, 2019 Read More →

Roger Casement: The Black Diaries – Jeffrey Dudgeon

We have a secondhand copy of “Roger Casement: The Black Diaries” by Jeffrey Dudgeon. The Book In this extended and further enhanced 3rd edition, with many more photographs, all Roger Casement’s Black Diaries are again published together, including, uniquely, a full version of the erotically-charged 1911 Diary over which London threatened an obscenity prosecution. The [...]

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Wooden Eyes: Nine Reflections on Distance – Carlo Ginzburg
By April 29, 2019 Read More →

Wooden Eyes: Nine Reflections on Distance – Carlo Ginzburg

We have a secondhand copy of “Wooden Eyes: Nine Reflections on Distance” by Carlo Ginzburg The Book “I am a Jew who was born and who grew up in a Catholic country; I never had a religious education; my Jewish identity is in large measure the result of persecution.” This brief autobiographical statement is a key to [...]

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Ireland’s Arctic Siege: The Big Freeze of 1947 – Kevin C. Kearns
By March 29, 2019 Read More →

Ireland’s Arctic Siege: The Big Freeze of 1947 – Kevin C. Kearns

We have copies of “Ireland’s Arctic Siege: The Big Freeze of 1947” in the shop at the moment!   The Book On 19 January 1947 Ireland was invaded by a freakish anticyclonic weather phenomenon unleashed from the depths of Siberia. Its prolonged two-month grip entombed the country in snow and ice. This arctic siege brought freezing [...]

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The Story Of The Abbey Theatre – Peter Kavanagh
By March 29, 2019 Read More →

The Story Of The Abbey Theatre – Peter Kavanagh

We have secondhand copies of Peter Kavanagh’s “The Story Of The Abbey Theatre” in the shop at the moment! The Book Excerpt “The Abbey Theatre’s contribution to dramatic literature during the twentieth century has been so great that the story of its extraordinary achievement is deserving of attention. Many of the small theatres that came [...]

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Men’s Lives – Peter Matthiessen
By March 29, 2019 Read More →

Men’s Lives – Peter Matthiessen

We have a secondhand copy of “Men’s Lives” in the shop at the moment! The Book An eloquent portrayal of a disappearing way of life of the Long Island fishermen whose voices–humorous, bitter and bewildered–are as clear as the threatened beauty of their once quiet shore. About the Author Peter Matthiessen is the author of [...]

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Japanese Fiction just in
By January 30, 2019 Read More →

Japanese Fiction just in

We have some secondhand Japanese fiction in the shop at the moment including titles from Tanizaki (Naomi, In Praise of Shadows, The Makioka Sisters), Mishima (Acts of Worship, The Temple of the Golden Pavillion, Death in Midsummer and Other Stories, Confessions of a Mask), Endo (Stained Glass Elegies, Samurai, Volcano), Shikibu, Natsume, Basho and many [...]

Old skool school books
By January 17, 2019 Read More →

Old skool school books

We have a lovely selection of old school books in the shop at the moment such as: The History of Ireland -Illustrated Ireland – From AD 800 to AD 1600 An Máthair – Pádraic MacPiarais Come in for a trip down memory lane!