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The Starless Sea

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€12.15

A Tale of Two Cities

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After eighteen years as a political prisoner in the Bastille the aging Dr Manette is finally released and reunited with his daughter in England. There, two very different men, Charles Darnay, an exiled French aristocrat, and Sydney Carton, a disreputable but brilliant English lawyer, become enmeshed through their love for Lucie Manette.
€8.10

Charlotte's Web

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Tells the story of a little girl named Fern who loved a little pig named Wilbur and of Wilbur's dear friend, Charlotte A Cavatica, a beautiful large grey spider.
€9.45

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

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

The Aeneid

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Inspired by Homer and inspiration for Dante and Milton, the Aeneid is an immortal poem at the heart of Western life and culture. Virgil took Aeneas as his hero and in telling a story of dispossession and defeat, love and war, he portrayed human life in all its nobility and suffering.
€14.85

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

A Village Life

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From a fountain where 'all the roads in the village unite', concentric circles expand into the distance: the young and old, fields, a river, a mountain - the fountain's stone counterpart, where the roads end, human time superimposed on geological time. This title evokes a Mediterranean world with luminous precision.
€12.95

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.
€10.80

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

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

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

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

The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat

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The bestselling author of Awakenings and Musicophilia
€13.50

The Pursuit of Happiness

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New York, 1945 - Sara Smythe, a young, beautiful and intelligent woman, ready to make her own way in the big city, attends her brother's Thanksgiving Eve party. As the party gets into full swing, in walks Jack Malone, a US Army journalist back from a defeated Germany and a man unlike any Sara has ever met before.
€13.50

The Stand

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The tie-in edition of the nine-part CBS All Access series starring Whoopi Goldberg, Alexander Skarsgard, and James Marsden, premiering in the USA December 17, 2020.
€14.85

Weekend Wodehouse

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PG Wodehouse remains the greatest chronicler of a certain kind of Englishness, that no one else has ever captured quite so sharply, or with quite as much wit and affection. Required reading at country house parties in the late Thirties, this title remains one of the best introductions to the work of PG Wodehouse.
€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