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Staff Recommended Reads

Each month our booksellers choose their six favourite new titles, and those become our monthly Staff Recommended Reads. From insightful non-fiction to gripping thrillers to future classics, we hope you'll enjoy these books as much as we do!

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Small Things Like These

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Dubray Staff Recommended Read... This is the book that defines Ireland’s complex past – a perfectly formed masterpiece which will be treasured for years.’ – Martin, Rathmines An exquisite winter tale of courage - and its cost, set in Catholic Ireland.
€10.99 €13.50

We Don't Know Ourselves: A Personal History of Ireland Since 1958

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Dubray Staff Recommended Read.. A sharp and insightful analysis of a changing Ireland as seen through the eyes of this veteran reporter.’ – Adrian, Blackrock Fintan O'Toole - Ireland's leading public intellectual and author of Heroic Failure - tells a history of Ireland in his own time.
€24.99 €33.80

Old Ireland in Colour 2

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Dubray Staff Recommended Read.. Brilliantly researched and beautifully put together, this is a stunning celebration of Irish history.’ – Eoin, Rathmines In Old Ireland in Colour 2, the much-anticipated sequel to their beloved bestseller, John Breslin and Sarah-Anne Buckley have delved even deeper into Ireland’s historical archives to uncover captivating photographic gems to bring to life using their unique blend of cutting-edge technology, historical research and expert colourisation.
€12.50 €24.95

The Magician

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Dubray Staff Recommended Read... ‘Blending personal struggle with global events, this is an absorbing fictional account of Thomas Mann’s fascinating life.’ – Emma, Cork From one of our greatest living writers comes a sweeping novel of unrequited love and exile, war and family.
€9.00 €20.25

Your One Wild and Precious Life: An Inspiring Guide to Becoming Your Best Self At Any Age

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A Dubray Staff Recommended Read.. ‘An immeasurably warm and wise book that will motivate and reassure you at every stage in life.’ – Maria, Support Office Middle-age is cross-roadsy - having arrived, you're looking back in wonder about how you got here, and also looking ahead, thinking: where to next? Your One Wild and Precious Life is an eye-opening account of this vital and surprisingly liberating life-stage.
€14.99 €20.25

Beautiful World, Where Are You

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A Dubray Staff Recommended Read... Rooney’s most philosophical work yet, exploring politics, culture, communication and our relationships with ourselves, others and the world around us.’ – Caoilfhionn, Support Office The new novel from the author of 'Normal People'. Alice, a novelist, meets Felix, and asks him if he’d like to travel to Rome with her. In Dublin, her best friend Eileen is getting over a break-up, and slips back into flirting with Simon, a man she has known since childhood.
€13.99 €18.90

The Man Who Died Twice

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A Dubray Staff Recommended Read... Effortlessly balancing action and detection with humour, warmth and humanity, this is a brilliant and enjoyable read.’ – Karina, Dundrum The second gripping novel in the Thursday Murder Club series by TV presenter Richard Osman!
€13.99 €17.55

The Promise

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Man Booker Prize Winner 2021 In this story of a diminished family, sharp and tender emotional truths hit home. Confident, deft and quietly powerful, The Promise is literary fiction at its finest. Dubray Staff Recommended Read.. A family unspools and all of life is laid out on the page. The Promise is, by any measure, a masterwork’. – Leon, Galway
€16.99 €18.90

Dave Grohl The Storyteller: Tales of Life and Music

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A Dubray Staff Recommended Read.. A brilliantly written memoir, shedding a fascinating light on his career from dreamer to rock star.’ – Aileen, Liffey Valley So, I've written a book. This certainly doesn't mean that I'm quitting my day job, but it does give me a place to shed a little light on what it's like to be a kid from Springfield, Virginia, ...to my time in Nirvana and the Foo Fighters, jamming with Iggy Pop or playing at the Academy Awards.
€11.00 €27.05

A State of Emergency - The Story of Ireland's Covid Crisis

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Dubray Staff Recommended Read.. A breathtaking ode to a life-changing time in our collective history as a country.’ – Eoin, Rathmines The electrifying behind-the-scenes account of a year that brought Ireland to the brink and back.
€10.00 €20.25