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Recommended Reads - August 2013

  • Mr Penumbra's 24-hour Bookstore

    Mr Penumbra's 24-hour Bookstore
    Robin Sloan

    Paperback · 01 Aug 2013 · €18.50

    A New York Times bestseller, Mr Penumbra's 24-hour Bookstore is an entirely charming and lovable first novel of mysterious books and dusty bookshops; it is a witty and delightful love-letter to both the old book world and the new

  • El Clasico: Barcelona V Real Madrid

    El Clasico: Barcelona V Real Madrid
    Richard Fitzpatrick

    Paperback · 01 Aug 2013 · €12.80

    An investigation of the intrigue, politics and culture behind El Cl sico - the hard-fought, long-running contest between two of the world's biggest football clubs - explaining the place sport's greatest rivalry has in Spanish life and the world of football.

  • Mr Lynch's Holiday

    Mr Lynch's Holiday
    Catherine O Flynn

    Hardback · 01 Aug 2013 · €21.30

    Eamonn Lynch stares at the letter announcing the imminent arrival of his father, Dermot. Dermot is already here, in southern Spain, and soon he'll discover that Eamonn lives in an unfinished building site; that Laura's left him; and that it'll be just the two of them, father and son, for two long, hot weeks.

  • Alex

    Pierre Lemaitre

    Paperback · 01 Aug 2013 · €11.35

    In kidnapping cases, the first few hours are vital. Police Commandant Camille Verhoeven has nothing to go on: no suspect, no leads, no hope. But as he begins to understand more about Alex, he starts to realise she is no ordinary victim...

  • The Guts

    The Guts
    Roddy Doyle

    Paperback · 01 Aug 2013 · €18.50

    Jimmy Rabbitte is back. The man who invented the Commitments back in the eighties is now forty-seven, with a loving wife, four kids ...and bowel cancer. Jimmy still loves his music, and he still loves to hustle - his thing is finding old bands and then finding the people who loved them enough to pay money for their resurrected singles and albums.

  • The Black Count

    The Black Count
    Tom Reiss

    Paperback · 25 Apr 2013 · €15.65

    Shows us that the inspiration for the swashbuckling stories was, in fact, Alex Dumas' own father, Alex - the son of a marquis and a black slave... He achieved a giddy ascent from private in the Dragoons to the rank of general; an outsider who had grown up among slaves, he was all for Liberty and Equality.

  • Ratlines

    Stuart Neville

    Paperback · 01 Aug 2013 · €9.95

    A German businessman is the third to die. A note pinned on his body is addressed to Colonel Otto Skorzeny, Hitler's favourite commando and once the most dangerous man in Europe. It warns Skorzeny that they are coming for him next. Lieutenant Albert Ryan is ordered by the Irish Minister for Justice, to protect Skorzeny.