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    Words At Will

    Seamus O’Mahony
    To get into the best English society, Oscar Wilde thought, one must either feed people or shock people. And so, while they fed him, he shocked them with his wit and insolence. And yet he managed for the most part to insult the English without offending them.
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    Back in the GDR

    Fergal Lenehan
    Elizabeth Shaw, born in Belfast in 1920 to a bank manager father from Sligo, became a celebrated children’s author and book illustrator in postwar East Germany and a member of the state’s cultural elite. A primary school is named after her in Berlin.
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    The Light from the East

    Tadhg Foley
    A new book demonstrates the longlasting and deep engagment of various Irish scholars and practitioners with the religious and cultural traditions of eastern Asia.
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    No Partition, No Planning, No Poverty

    Breandán Mac Suibhne
    No Partition, No Planning, No Poverty
    Some old familiars are to be encountered in a historical geography of Donegal, but it is more surprising what is not encountered.
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    Riverrun

    Nathan Hugh O’Donnell
    A stroll along Dublin’s river Liffey, from Heuston Station, past Eve and Adam’s and out to the bend of the bay, reveals the city’s seventeen and a half bridges and the stories behind them.
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    The Work of Giants

    Michael Barry
    The architectural profession, peacock-like, has sprung to the fore in modern Ireland. But in Victorian Ireland the heroes were the engineers, and justifiably so.
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    The Stilled World

    Nicola Gordon Bowe
    Unsentimental, sparing and unspecific, the painter Patrick Pye has sought figurative images to represent symbolically “the archetypes of our humanity” depicted in an alternative universe where expiation has been achieved.
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    The Wild Harvest

    Cormac Ó Gráda
    Before the inexorable advance of the conifer, the picking of wild berries on Irish hillsides often provided a welcome seasonal boost in income for poorer rural families.
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    The Beat on the Streets

    David McKechnie
    From Phil Chevron of the Radiators to Stompin’ George Verschoyle spinning rockabilly hits at the Magnet Bar, it is the evocations of the Dublin music scene that stand out in a new miscellany of pieces on the city’s social and cultural history.
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    AN IMPERIAL MEDIEVALIST

    Nicola Gordon Bowe
    A collection of essays pays timely tribute to one of the greatest scholars that Ireland has ever produced.
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