Seamus Heaney had the idea to form a personal selection of poems from across the entire arc of his writing life, small yet comprehensive enough to serve as an introduction for all comers. But now, finally, the project has been returned to, resulting in an intimate gathering of poems chosen and introduced by the Heaney family.
A Dubray Staff Recommended Read... Cyril Avery is not a real Avery or at least that's what his adoptive parents tell him. But if he isn't a real Avery, then who is he? Born out of wedlock to a teenage girl cast out from her rural Irish community and adopted by a well-to-do Dublin couple via the intervention of a hunchbacked Redemptorist nun, Cyril is adrift in the world.
From prehistoric times to the present day this comprehensive history presents the story of Ireland in bite-size chunks. With illustrations throughout this is an attractive and practical guide to Ireland's colourful history.
In the aftermath of Ireland's financial collapse, dangerous tensions surface in an Irish town. As violence flares, the characters face a battle between public persona and inner desires. This book captures the language and spirit of rural Ireland and with uncanny perception articulates the words and thoughts of a generation.
Once upon a time there was a little girl called Fiona who lived in Dublin. But Dublin is full of colourful characters and creatures from the fairytale realm. Often not seen or heard, they reside in some of Dublin's most famous locations and landmarks! With beautiful quirky illustrations by acclaimed illustrator Nicola Colton.
Picking out the images from 339 vellum leaves, this title gives insight into the manuscript and its creation. It is suitable for those interested in history, ancient artifacts or the gospels and with a passion for beautiful objects.
A collection of modernist short stories which create a picture of the day-to-day experience of Dublin life. The author stories are rooted in the rich detail of Dublin life, portraying ordinary, often defeated lives with unflinching realism.
The Long Gaze Back is a collection of thirty stories from writers past and present, from the 18th Century to now. Taken together, the collected works of these writers reveal an enrapturing, unnerving, and piercingly beautiful mosaic of a lively literary landscape.
This volume contains all the major lyric poems reflecting the diverse moods and phases of this important and inspiring poet, from He Wishes for the Cloths of Heaven and The Lake Isle of Innisfree to Sailing to Byzantium.
The Atlas of the Irish Revolution draws together existing and ongoing new research into the revolutionary period in a broad ranging and inclusive manner. It includes contributions from leading scholars across a range of disciplines
The perfect gift for anyone interested in Irish folklore. These lrish tales are reprinted from nineteenth-century sources, but they date back to a centuries-old oral tradition of storytelling that had yet to be committed to the printed page. They were passed down through the ages virtually unaltered and feature a wide variety of fantastic beings.
This sumptuously illustrated book of carefully selected works of WB Yeats, including poems, stories, a descriptive prose passage on Sligo, extracts from his letters, an adaptation of his memories of childhood, and an account of his daughter Anne's memories of childhood.
Mollie Carberry's life seems pretty dull until she discovers her older sister Phyllis is a suffragette! When she and her friend Nora get involved they must face the question of how far a girl should go for her beliefs.
The Man Booker prize-winning author's critically acclaimed selection of the best Irish short stories of the last sixty years, following Richard Ford's best-selling Granta Book of the American Short Story.
A major, beautifully-illustrated collection of Oscar Wilde's favourite children's tales known and loved throughout the world. It includes: * The Happy Prince * The Selfish Giant * The Nightingale and the Rose This gorgeous production brings Wilde's magical stories to a whole new generation.
The Country Girls and its sequels, The Lonely Girl and Girls in their Married Bliss, changed the temperature of Irish literature in the 1960s and inspired generation after generation of readers and writers. This book deals with these titles.
Dorian Gray gives his soul for eternal youth. While his portrait changes hideously, reflecting his crimes and corruption, he remains outwardly flawless. This new edition uses the 1891 expanded text and shows how Wilde transformed his many sources.
Taking a humorous, nostalgic approach, Ronan Moore provides witty guide to all things distinctly Irish from weddings to wakes and everything in between that will leave you laughing all the way to the bog.
Collection of stunning full-colour photographs by some of Ireland's finest landscape photographers, each with concise text, blending history, myth, and a sense of place. Many of the photographs were taken in the early morning light or as the sun set - the golden hour, which is favoured for its soft, diffused light.