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I Read the News Today, Oh Boy

Paperback, 01/06/2017, €12.95

The Opal and the Pearl

Paperback, 31/08/2016, €14.99
Picking up on President Michael D. Higgins' call for a new Irish ethics, Glenstal monk Mark Patrick Hederman in his latest book, The Opal and the Pearl examines sexuality in the lives and writings of Joyce, Iris Murdoch and Yeats and delivers a searching critique of the Catholic Church's monosexual stance.

Hurley Maker's Son

Paperback, 09/03/2017, €12.75
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The author's train journey home to rural East Galway in autumn 1978 was a pilgrimage of grief: his giant of a father had been felled, the hurley-making workshop silenced. In this memoir, the author captures the rhythms, struggles and rough edges of a rural life that was already dying even as he grew.

Talking to Strangers: And Other Ways of Being Human

Paperback, 08/06/2017, €12.75
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Talking to Strangers, from the bestselling author of Staring at Lakes and Hanging with the Elephant, is a book about love, about the stories we share with others, and the stories we leave behind us.

An Unsung Hero: Tom Crean - Antarctic Survivor

Paperback, 01/02/2009, €13.00
Now available in a fresh, new format, this is the story of the remarkable Tom Crean who ran away to sea aged fifteen and played a memorable role in Antarctic exploration. An unforgettable story of triumph over unparalleled hardship and deprivation does justice to this enigmatic figure.

Doctor's Sword

Paperback, 22/05/2017, €15.00
This is the astonishing story of the wartime adventures of Dr Aidan MacCarthy, who survived the evacuation at Dunkirk, burning planes, sinking ships, jungle warfare, appalling privation as a Japanese prisoner of war and the Nagasaki atomic bomb. It is a story of survival, forgiveness and humanity at its most admirable.

Nothing is written in stone: notebooks of Justin Keating

Paperback, 03/03/2017, €20.00
Kealy and Hussey have compiled a selection of personal essays by one of Ireland's leading intellectuals and politicians. Dealing with topics as diverse Marxism, care of the earth, Zionism, and education, this illustrated volume sheds light on Keating's often progressive and sometimes controversial views on numerous aspects of Irish society.

Wild Irish Women: Extraordinary Lives from History

Paperback, 29/06/2012, €12.95
From patriots to pirates, warriors to writers, and mistresses to male impersonators, this book looks at the unorthodox lives of inspiring Irish women.

Letters of My Life

Paperback, 21/04/2017, €12.99
On the eve of her 80th birthday, Mary O'Rourke has sat down to write a letter to twenty people past and present, close and distant, living and deceased. Every letter is heartfelt; every letter offers gratitude for the difference the recipient made to Mary's life.