This well-crafted novel is one of the few novels in either Irish or English that explores this generation of Irish people, often termed the "silent" or "lost generation" when over a half-a-million people emigrated, primarily to Britain, to work in the post-war economy there - "building England up and tearing it down again."
When they both earn places at Trinity College in Dublin, a connection that has grown between them lasts long into the following years. This is an exquisite love story about how a person can change another person's life - a simple yet profound realisation that unfolds beautifully over the course of the novel.
The third book in Emer McLysaght and Sarah Breen's phenomenally successful, No. 1 bestselling Complete Aisling book series. Aisling's turning 30 and when the big birthday hits, she is faced with a huge surprise and an unexpected decision. It's another hilarious chapter in the life of the much-loved small-town girl living in a notions world.
At the start of his school holidays, Danny Delaney is looking forward to a trouble-free summer. But when his mother returns home one afternoon, flanked by two policemen, he knows that something terrible has happened.