The new novel by the legendary Edna O'Brien, author of The Country Girls (dramatised on BBC Radio 4 in August 2019). Captured, abducted and married into Boko Haram, the narrator of this story witnesses and suffers the horrors of a community of men governed by a brutal code of violence.
Groomed into a drug gang from the age of 10, Joey O'Callaghan broke the golden bond of gangland silence. His evidence won murder convictions against two of the most violent drug bosses in Ireland. Joey was just 18 years old when he became a ghost - the youngest ever person to be signed up to the Witness Protection Programme.
Call it a daily meditation on the world around us for nature-lovers and nature newbies alike, An Irish Nature Year gleefully explores the small mysteries of the seasons as they unfold - Who's cutting perfect circles in your roses? Which birds wear feathery trousers? And what, exactly, is an amethyst deceiver?