Young Eliot

    Robert Crawford
    A major biography to mark the fiftieth anniversary of the death of T. S. Eliot traces the life of the twentieth century’s most important poet from his childhood in St Louis right up to the publication of his most famous poem, The Waste Land.
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    The Girl from Human Street

    Roger Cohen
    In the wake of his mother's death, New York Times columnist Roger Cohen writes about the journeys made by both his maternal and paternal family from Lithuania to South Africa, England, the United States and Israel.
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    The Days of Surprise

    Paul Durcan
    Paul Durcan’s new poetry collection, winner of the lifetime achievement Irish book award 2014.
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    A Spool of Blue Thread

    Anne Tyler
    ‘It was a beautiful, breezy, yellow-and-green afternoon…’ This is the way Abby Whitshank always begins the story of how she and Red fell in love that day in July 1959. The whole family on the porch, relaxed, half-listening as their mother tells the same tale they have heard so many times before.
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    So You've Been Publicly Shamed

    Jon Ronson
    Jon Ronson’s exploration of the force of shame in the world today, based on meetings with those on the receiving end of high-profile public shamings around the world.
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    The Irish Times: 150 Years of Influence

    Terence Brown
    Terence Brown tells the story of the newspaper from its foundation in 1859, analysing its stance during events ranging from The Easter Rising, The Civil War, the Troubles and the recent economic recession.
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    Inside the GPO 1916

    Joe Good, Maurice Good (Ed), Robert Ballagh (intro)
    A first-hand account of the 1916 Rising and its aftermath from Joe Good, a member of the Irish Volunteers who guarded the approach across O'Connell Bridge as the rebels took the centre of Dublin, based on his journals and edited by his son Maurice.
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    Haunt

    Mark Granier
    The fourth poetry collection from Mark Granier, winner of the New Writer Poetry Prize, the Vincent Buckley Poetry Prize and a Patrick and Katherine Kavanagh Fellowship.
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    Goat’s Milk

    Frank Ormsby
    A comprehensive retrospective of the work of Frank Ormsby, a central figure in the poetry of Northern Ireland for the past forty years.
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    Dying for the Cause

    Tim Horgan
    Tim Horgan tells the story of the lives and deaths of 162 Kerrymen who died while fighting for the cause of an independent Irish republic of 32 counties and provides a social history of the county and a snapshot of life in Ireland.
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    The Dirty Dust

    Máirtín Ó Cadhain; Alan Titley (trans)
    The first English-language translation of Máirtín Ó Cadhain’s infamous novel, a book consistently ranked as the most important prose work in modern Irish.
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    Confronting Shadows

    David Lynch
    David Lynch’s new introduction to Thomas Kinsella’s poetry investigates the themes that underlie Kinsella’s work, uncovering motifs of Irish history, political struggle, love, death, war, God and the fractured psyche.
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    Between River and Sea: Encounters in Israel and Palestine

    Dervla Murphy
    Dervla Murphy describes the experience of her most recent journeys into Israel and Palestine – a patchwork picture that constitutes both sides of the divide – Hamas and Fatah, rural and urban, refugee, Bedouin nomad, indigenous inhabitant, Black Hebrew, Kabbalist, secular and Orthodox.
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    Willie Pearse

    Róisín Ní Ghairbhí
    Biography of Willie Pearse, the younger brother of Patrick Pearse, a leader of the 1916 Rising.
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    Con Colbert

    John O'Callaghan
    Biography of Con Colbert, member of Na Fianna Éireann, the Irish Volunteers and the Irish Republican Brotherhood, who faced the firing squad at Kilmainham Gaol on 8 May 1916, aged twenty-seven.
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    The Undertaking

    Audrey Magee
    A soldier on the Russian Front marries a photograph of a woman he has never met. Hundreds of miles away in Berlin, the woman marries a photograph of the soldier. After the newlywed strangers finally meet, they face the consequences of their small share of an extraordinary guilt.
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    The Third Reich in History and Memory

    Richard J. Evans
    A collection of essays from Richard J. Evans surveying the modern world's relationship with Nazi Germany and reflecting on the ways our understanding of Nazi Germany have been transformed in the twenty-first century.
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    The Rise of Thomas Cromwell

    Michael Everett
    A study of Cromwell’s rise to power, his influence on the king, his role in the Reformation, and his impact on the future of the nation.
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    The News: A User’s Manual

    Alain de Botton

    Alain de Botton's exploration of the twenty-first century obsession with media and how today, the news occupies the same dominant position in our lives as religion once did.

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    The Fall of the Ottomans

    Eugene Rogan
    A history of the Ottoman decision to join the First World War on the side of the Central Powers, and the ensuing plan of the British, French and Russians to invade Gallipoli, clearing the way for the making of a new Middle East.
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