Dubray Staff Recommend Read.... In this funny, opinionated, and quotable blend of memoir and medieval history, Boyle writes frankly about her life, family and scholarly work. Whether comparing the The Táin to the Marvel universe, or mocking the tendency to package druids, Newgrange and Cú Chulainn into “a mush of non-history with an Enya soundtrack”, her writing is both knowledgeable and provocative. I’ve rarely felt so amused, enlightened, and engaged by a book – one I want to press on everyone! Recommended by Karina Clifford, Dubray Dundrum.
Dubray Staff Recommended Read... This astounding debut collection from Irish writer Sheila Armstrong packs a punch. From the darkly atmospheric Holes to the jaw-dropping Instinct, you are taken on a journey through a multitude of landscapes, emotions and a truly unique cast of characters. Her brilliance lies in her use of unusual - and unsettling - similes and metaphors and her ability to ground the reader in evoking visceral bodily sensations. If you’re a fan of Emma Donoghue or Deirdre Sullivan, you need this book. Recommended by Caoimhe Coleman, Dubray Cork.
From the author of Bad Day in Blackrock, White City is a darkly funny, gripping and ultimately moving new novel about the agony of losing control of your life and learning hard truths about the person you thought you were
A Dubray Staff Recommended Read.....A gripping, atmospheric thriller set during the War of Independance. When an IRA ambush goes terribly wrong, a heroine of the Rising is shot dead. Yet the IRA insist she was alive when they left teh scene and someone else is responsible for her murder. Her ex-fiance Tom Harkin, back from the Front and now an IRA intelligence officer, is sent to investigate. Swirling mist, long held secrets and a country at war make this a haunting and satisfying mystery. by Karina Clifford, Dubray Dundrum.
Dubray Staff Recommended Read......From the author of Burial Rites comes a compelling novel set in 1830's Prussia, where free spirits Hanne, and outsider in her strict Lutheran family, meets fellow teenager Thea and the two quickly become inseperable. When the Lutheran community flee persecution, they embark on an arduous journey to South Australia, where they attempt to form a new life. Through grief and hardship, Hanne and Thea's bond intensifies in this beautufully written story of love and devotion by Mairead Gallagher, Dubray Support Office.
DUBRAY STAFF RECOMMENDED READ. Eerily possessive, charismatic, manipulative and brilliant, Virginia has always lived in the shelter of Vanessa's constant attention and encouragement. Without it, she careens toward self-destruction and madness. As tragedy and betrayal threaten to destroy the family, Vanessa must choose whether to protect Virginia's happiness or her own.