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Slaughterhouse 5: The Children's Crusade - A Duty-dance with Death

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A Dubray Books Favourite Book of all Time. Life is a little easier because this book exists. (Jessie Weaver, Grafton St)
€12.15

The Incorrigible Optimists Club

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A DUBRAY BOOKS RECOMMENDED READ The European bestseller (over 650,000 copies sold), The Incorrigible Optimists Club is a truly lovable novel of growing up and of idealism and disappointment
€16.20

The Old Man and the Sea

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A Dubray Books Favourite Book of all Time. I've read this book many times over the years and have taken away soemthing different every time. (Brian Brady, Grafton St)
€9.45

The Shadow of the Wind: The Cemetery of Forgotten Books 1

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A stunning literary thriller in the tradition of Umberto Eco. The discovery of a forgotten book leads to a hunt for an elusive author who may or may not still be alive...
€13.50

The Underground Railroad

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From prize-winning, bestselling author Colson Whitehead, a magnificent, wrenching, thrilling tour de force chronicling a young slave's adventures as she makes a desperate bid for freedom in the antebellum South
€12.15

Watchmen

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A title that begins as a murder-mystery, but soon unfolds into a planet-altering conspiracy. As the resolution comes to a head, the unlikely group of reunited heroes - Rorschach, Nite Owl, Silk Spectre, Dr Manhattan and Ozymandias - have to test the limits of their convictions and ask themselves where the true line is between good and evil.
€27.00

Fingersmith

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A Dubray Books Favourite Book of all Time. Superbly plotted, brilliantly executed novel full of twists and turns. (Bobbie Ryan, Blackrock)
€12.15

The Lord of the Rings

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A Dubray Books Favourite Book of all Time. Not just a book - but a whole world that I can escape to again and again. An adventure like no other. (Susan Walsh,Bray) For the Goblins, Elves, Hobbits and Dwarves, of course! (Jason Penn, Galway)
€29.75

If Beale Street Could Talk

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Tish is nineteen, and pregnant. Her lover Fonny, father of her child, is in jail accused of rape. The two families struggle win justice for Fonny.
€12.15

Life After Life

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During a snowstorm in England in 1910, the same baby is born and lives to tell the tale. What if there were second chances? And third chances? In fact an infinite number of chances to live your life? Would you eventually be able to save the world from its own inevitable destiny? And would you even want to?
€12.15

One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich

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Discover the importance of a piece of bread or an extra bowl of soup, the incredible luxury of a book, a piece of string or a single match in a world where survival is all. This work lets you participate in the struggle of men to survive both the terrible rigours of nature and the inhumanity of the system that defines their conditions of life.
€12.15

A Monster Calls

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A Dubray Books Favourite Book of all Time. Vividly atmospheric, this poignant story lingered in my thoughts long after finishing it. (Vivienne Luke, Rathmines)
€13.50

Adrian Mole: The Cappuccino Years

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Adrian Mole is thirty, single and a father. His cooking at a top London restaurant has been equally mocked ('the sausage on my plate could have been a turd' - AA Gill) and celebrated (will he be nation's first celebrity offal chef?). And the love of his life, Pandora Braithwaite, is newly elected MP for Ashby-de-la-Zouch - one of 'Blair's Babes'.
€12.15

Infinite Jest

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A Dubray Books Favourite Book of all Time. Wallace’s manic verbal energy propels the reader through a vast fantasy that illuminates our age of overstimulation like no work of realism could. (Aidan O'Leary, Rathmines)
€17.55

MUSIC FOR CHAMELEONS

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Based on the brutal crimes of a real-life murderer, this work offers insights into the mind of a killer and the obsession of the man bringing him to justice. It also features six short stories and seven 'conversational portraits' including one of Marilyn Monroe, the 'beautiful child' and a dope-smoking cleaning lady doing her rounds in New York.
€13.50

Set Me On Fire: A Poem For Every Feeling

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Set Me On Fire is an anthology for a new moment in poetry: a collection of fresh, vibrant voices from poets all over the globe, both living and dead. With an intuitive, accessible, feelings-first format, these are poems for the moments when you really need to know that someone else has been there too.
€20.25

Wild Places

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€13.50

A Tale for the Time Being

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Shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize, this is a timeless and compassionate novel about what it means to be human
€13.50

David Copperfield: The Personal History of David Copperfield: Personal History of David Copperfield

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A Dubray Books Favourite Book of all Time. David Copperfield is Dickens at his finest moment - teeming with memorable characters that over years of re-reading have become like familiar friends. (Margot Coughlan, Stillorgan)
€10.80

Elizabeth is Missing

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Maud is forgetful. She makes a cup of tea and doesn't remember to drink it. She goes to the shops and forgets why she went. Sometimes her home is unrecognizable - or her daughter Helen seems a total stranger. But there's one thing Maud is sure of: her friend Elizabeth is missing. The note in her pocket tells her so.
€12.15