School Novels

Here’s a selection of the popular school novels and plays featured on the Junior Certificate and Leaving Certificate curriculums. 

The Playboy of the Western World

Paperback, 01/01/1986, €7.99
Synge's masterpiece about a father, a son, a woman in love and a tragedy.

The Foster

Paperback, 02/09/2010, €10.80
A small girl is sent to live with foster parents on a farm in rural Ireland, without knowing when she will return home. In the strangers' house, she finds a warmth and affection she has not known before and slowly begins to blossom in their care. And then a secret is revealed and suddenly, she realizes how fragile her idyll is.

Next Step in the Dance

Paperback, 06/11/2014, €12.95

Nineteen Eighty-Four

Paperback, 03/07/2008, €10.80
Winston Smith works for the Ministry of Truth in London, chief city of Airstrip One. Big Brother stares out from every poster, the Thought Police uncover every act of betrayal. When Winston finds love with Julia, he discovers that life does not have to be dull and deadening, and awakens to new possibilities.

The Great Gatsby

Paperback, 22/02/2000, €9.45
Young, handsome and fabulously rich, Jay Gatsby is the bright star of the Jazz Age, but as writer Nick Carraway is drawn into the decadent orbit of his Long Island mansion, where the party never seems to end, he finds himself faced by the mystery of Gatsby's origins and desires.

A Doll's House

Paperback, 19/08/2008, €14.85
The Student Edition of Ibsen's classic play, in Michael Meyer's definitive translation.