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Space to Think, a new book celebrating ten years of the Dublin Review of Books More Information 

    West Cork and The Writing of History

    John M Regan
    In reply to Dr Eve Morrison
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    An Awfully Big Adventure

    Enda O'Doherty
    Patrick Leigh Fermor was a man of great talents who inspired affection and deep friendship among those who knew him and who was fortunate in the friends he made.
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    REPLY TO JOHN BORGONOVO

    David Leeson
    The author responds to a review of his book on the Black and Tans.
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    THE MAGIC'S GONE

    Brenna Katz Clarke
    JK Rowling's new adult novel has more characters than are good for it. It's also a little difficult to care too much about them.
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    THE END OF DAYS

    Brenna Katz Clarke
    Barbara Kingsolver presents a story of American rural life in which ecological concern is balanced with a fine feeling for the texture of actual lives.
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    REPLY TO JOHN REGAN

    Eve Morrison

    Response to John Regan’s review of Eve Morrison’s “Kilmichael revisited: Tom Barry and the ‘false surrender”’ in D Fitzpatrick, Terror in Ireland: 1916-1923.

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    FIGHTING CORRUPTION

    John Swift

    Developed Western states have a multitude of interests in Africa and the Middle East and balancing human rights concerns with other economic, ecological and political interests will never be easy.

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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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    HEADS STUCK IN A BOOK

    Angela Bourke
    A woman reading is in a world of her own, not in the world of others managing or nurturing, where some think she belongs.
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    Understanding the Serbs

    Peter Brooke
    David Ralph’s recent essay on the war in Bosnia merely added to the mountain of incomprehension that British journalists raised about the region’s war.
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