The idea of the book is simply to try to understand the extraordinary contraption that is us.' In the bestselling, prize-winning A Short History of Nearly Everything Bill Bryson achieved the seemingly impossible by making the science of our world both understandable and entertaining to millions of people around the globe.
Jack Reacher is back in a brand new white-knuckle read from Lee Child, creator of `today's James Bond, a thriller hero we can't get enough of' (Ken Follett). But they hadn't counted on Jack Reacher arriving on their patch. `Once in a blue moon things turn out just right.'The odds are better with Reacher involved.
From the multi-award-winning and million-copy bestselling author of This is Going to Hurt comes Twas The Nightshift Before Christmas, a brand new gift book that alternates between the hilarious and the heartbreaking, in a love letter to all those who spend their festive season on the front line.
Pulitzer-Prize winner Samantha Power is widely known as the moral voice of her generation. A relentless advocate for promoting human rights, she has been heralded by President Barack Obama as one of America's "foremost thinkers on foreign policy."
A Dubray Staff Recommended Read. A retired New York professor's life is thrown into chaos when he takes a young great-nephew to the French Riviera, in hopes of uncovering his own mother's wartime secrets in the new masterpiece from bestselling author Emma Donoghue.
Join Professor Luke O'Neill on the greatest journey of them all. From the very big to the very small travel through the wonders of the universe, the mysteries of the human body, and the tiny world of molecules. A thrilling and engrossing book packed with fascinating phenomena, vibrant illustrations and heaps of fun facts.
Return to Sender pairs pioneering colour photographer John Hinde's instantly recognisable iconic postcards from Ireland in the 1950s, `60s and `70s, with corresponding contemporary photographs. The side-by-side contrast of these wonderfully captured by photographer Paul Kelly, illustrates the ways Ireland's landscapes have changed over the decades
It is twenty years since the events of La Belle Sauvage: The Book of Dust Volume One unfolded and saw the baby Lyra Belacqua begin her life-changing journey. Now, in The Secret Commonwealth, we meet Lyra Silvertongue. And she is no longer a child . . .
Waterford Whispers News 2019 is the sixth annual from Ireland's leading online satirical site, featuring the funniest stories of the year. Packed with brilliant satire, sharp wit and insightful social commentary, Waterford Whispers is now a worldwide phenomenon and a must-read in an era when the news has never been more unpredictable.
Emme, Holly and Jess are just like regular girls, always messing and having fun. But they're also fairies, and instead of regular schooling they go to friendship classes and then they're sent out into the human world to teach children what they've learned. Of course, it's not always easy! Will they ever be able to graduate from fairy school?
A Dubray Staff Recommended Read. From one of the century's greatest living authors, Girl is an unforgettable story of one victim's astonishing survival, and her unflinching faith in the redemption of the human heart.
Following the success of his first picture book, musician and mindfulness expert Niall Breslin (Bressie) is back with another lesson for young children. When Freddie sees all the presents his friend gets for his birthday, he feels sad. Luckily Nana is on hand to teach him the gratitude trick, a proven technique for dealing with feelings of jealousy.
Due out 17th October 2019. With over forty maps accompanied by quizzes, puzzles and fun facts, The Ordnance Survey Ireland Puzzle Book is a fun way to get your brain working, to learn more about Ireland and to challenge yourself and your friends and family.
Due Out 31/10/2019. `Channelling the spirit of Monty Python, Father Ted and Oscar Wilde, [@BorderIrish] trolls the Brexit process with a tone that is whimsical, sometimes surreal and always pointed.' - Guardian