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The latest book releases from Irish authors
PSYCHIATRIST IN THE CHAIR - THE OFFICIAL BIOGRAPHY OF ANTHONY CLARE BRENDAN KELLY & MUIRIS HOUSTON
Born in Dublin in 1942, Anthony Clare was the best-known Irish and British psychiatrist of his generation. His BBC Radio 4 show, In the Psychiatrist’s Chair, which ran from 1982 to 2001. This book, the official biography of this muchloved figure, examines the man behind these achievements: the debater and the doctor, the writer and the broadcaster, the public figure, and the family man. This is the remarkable story of a remarkable person.
ART, IRELAND, AND THE IRISH DIASPORA EIMEAR O’CONNOR
Art, Ireland, and the Irish Diaspora reveals a labyrinth of social and cultural connections that conspired to create and sustain an image of Ireland for the nation and for the Irish diaspora between 1893 and 1939. This era saw an upsurge of interest among patrons and collectors in New York and Chicago in the "Irish-ness" of Irish art, which was facilitated by gallery owners, émigrés, philanthropists and art-world celebrities. Leading Irish art historian, Éimear O’Connor, explores the ongoing tensions between those in Ireland and the expatriate community in the US.
THIRTY-TWO WORDS FOR FIELD MANCHAN MAGAN
Did you know that the Irish language has thirty-two words for field? And that most of them are taken from the natural world and including réidhleán, which is a field for games or dancing. In this book Manchán Magan meditates on old Irish words that are no longer in use, and the nuances of a way of life that is vanishing with them, asking that before we cast old words aside, let us consider the sublime beauty and profound oddness of the ancient tongue that has been spoken on this island for almost 2,000 years.
IT’S THAT TIME OF YEAR ROISIN MEANEY
It’s the weekend before Christmas. Julia, Eddie and Steph are making separate journeys to Ireland to attend the wedding of their beloved Annie, the woman who fostered each of them in their childhoods and to spend the weekend in the house that gave them all shelter when they needed it most. It’s that Time of Year is the spellbinding, warm-hearted new novel from one of Ireland’s best-loved writers.
THE DARKNESS ECHOING GILLIAN O'BRIEN
From war to revolution, famine to emigration, and finally, to death and ghosts, The Darkness Echoing travels around Ireland and through its history to examine the old, accepted narratives and bring newly unearthed stories from our past to life. A hugely entertaining exploration of Ireland’s historical sites with a dark side. Fizzing with curiosity and humour and revealing fascinating and unearthed stories from our past The Darkness Echoing will make us question and re-imagine who the Irish are and where they've come from.
NAKED CAROLINE FORAN
In her new book, Naked: Ten Truths to Change Your Life, number one bestselling author and podcaster Caroline Foran is back with her unique brand of honest, practical and often laugh-out-loud advice and a one-stop guide to show us how by challenging unhelpful mental mindsets and behaviours, we can reduce feelings of worry and anxiety and create a fulfilling, calm and happier life.
THE GLORIOUS GUINNESS GIRLS EMILY HOURICAN
The granddaughters of the first Earl of Iveagh, the three daughters of Ernest Guinness were glamorous society girls, the toast of Dublin and London. But what beautiful ruins lay behind the glass of their privileged worlds? The love affairs, the scandals, the tragedies, the secrets... Inspired by fascinating real events and a remarkable true story, from the turmoil of Ireland's War of Independence to the brittle glamour of 1920s London, this dramatic, novel takes us into the heart of a beautiful but often painful hidden world.
THAT PLACE WE CALL HOME JOHN CREEDON
An absorbing non-fiction debut from one of Ireland’s national broadcasting treasures which sees John Creedon dig beneath the surface of familiar place names, peeling back the layers of meaning behind them to reveal stories about the nature of the land of Erin and the people who walked it before us. John Creedon is a broadcaster with RTÉ Radio as host of The John Creedon Show.