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    Good Time Girls

    Liam Hennessy
    The Profumo Affair helped defeat a government and usher England into the Swinging Sixties. But the villains of the piece were not the politicians or the young women whose names became famous but the sleazy and prurient popular press.
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    One Book, Two Cities

    Tom Wall
    James Plunkett’s classic novel reminds us of a society in which the poorest lived in the most appalling and hopeless conditions and the middle and upper classes were barely conscious of their existence.
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    Hopkins’s Wound

    Sean Sheehan
    Gerard Manley Hopkins was careless of the fate of his poems, treated his muse like a slut and her children as an unwanted and vaguely sinful burden.
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    Patrick Pearse Predicts the Future

    Bryan Fanning
    Writing in 1906, the man who would later be one of the leaders of the Easter Rising envisaged a future one hundred years hence in which Ireland would have made enormous strides and English would be taught in schools only in Belfast and Rathmines.
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    The Hunger Angel

    Siobhán Parkinson
    Nobel Prize winner Herta Müller looked with the eyes of the victim on the political masters of terror and called it by its name.
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