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Space to Think, a new book celebrating ten years of the Dublin Review of Books More Information 

    Alive, Alive-Oh!

    Diana Athill
    Several years ago, Diana Athill accepted that she could no longer live entirely independently, and moved to a retirement home in Highgate. From this vantage point, she reflects on what it feels like to be very old, and on the moments in her long life that have risen to the surface and which sustain her in these last years.
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    James Shapiro

    A portrait of an extraordinary year in Shakespeare's life, the year of King Lear, Macbeth and Antony and Cleopatra; and for England, a year of plague and the Gunpowder Plot.

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    The Reproach of Hunger

    David Rieff
    Addresses the issues surrounding why we have failed to address the crisis of hunger in the twenty-first century, by leading expert on humanitarian aid and development David Rieff.
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    The Little Red Chairs

    Edna O'Brien
    Ten years on from her last novel, Edna O'Brien publishes a story about love, the artifice of evil, and the terrible necessity of accountability in our shattered, damaged world.
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    No Ordinary Women

    Sinead McCoole
    Spies, snipers, couriers, gun-runners, medics – women played a major role in the fight for Ireland's freedom. This extended version of the book vividly recreates the characters, personalities and courage of Ireland's revolutionary women, and includes a new introduction.
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    John Behan: The Bull of Sheriff Street

    Adrian Frazier
    Adrian Frazier’s story about his friend, Irish sculptor John Behan, following Behan’s childhood in east Dublin to his role as a pivotal member of the creative fusion that was 1960s Dublin. With over thirty full-colour photographs and illustrations.
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    The Abbey Rebels of Easter 1916

    Fearghal McGarry
    The Abbey Theatre played a leading role in the politicisation of the revolutionary generation that won Irish freedom, and this is the story of how, in the years following the Easter Rising, the radical ideals that inspired their revolution were gradually supplanted by a conservative vision of the nation Ireland would become.
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    Special Deluxe

    Neil Young
    Neil Young's new memoir is a work of reminiscences told through the lens of one of his deepest passions: cars. A lifelong devotee and collector, Young explores his love for the well-crafted vintage automobile and examines his newfound awareness of his hobby’s negative environmental impact.
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    Inside the Room

    Eamon Gilmore
    A political memoir detailing Ireland’s recovery from the economic crisis, written by one of the major players of the time, Eamon Gilmore.
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    Grace Wells
    Grace Wells' second poetry collection exploring our relationship with nature, with the flora and especially the fauna with which we share this “astonishing world”.
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    Dinosaurs On Other Planets

    Danielle McLaughlin
    Stories by Danielle McLaughlin whose work has appeared in The New Yorker, The Irish TimesSouthword, The Penny Dreadful and in The Stinging Fly.
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    A Manual for Cleaning Women

    Lucia Berlin
    A selection of stories from Lucia Berlin, an American writer celebrated for many years by those in the know, who is about to become - a decade after her death - the writer everyone is talking about.
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    A Brief History of Seven Killings

    Marlon James
    Winner of the Man Booker Prize 2015, now in paperback.
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    The State in Transition

    Kevin Rafter & Mark O’Brien

    John Horgan has enjoyed a dramatic and colourful career, and in this collection, leading Irish and international academics and other national figures consider the idea of a changing Ireland through the prism of different aspects of Horgan’s career over the past four decades, specifically changes in media, politics, and education.

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    The Sacrifice

    Joyce Carol Oates
    Joyce Carol Oates blends sexual violence, racism, brutality, and power in her latest incendiary novel.
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    The Road to Little Dribbling

    Bill Bryson
    Twenty years ago, Bill Bryson went on a trip around Britain to celebrate the island that had become his adopted country writing a book called Notes from a Small Island. Now Bryson makes a brand-new journey around Britain to see what has changed.
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    Margaret Thatcher

    Charles Moore

    The second volume of Charles Moore's bestselling authorized biography of the "Iron Lady", beginning in June 1983 when Thatcher won the biggest increase in a government's Parliamentary majority in British electoral history.

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    Sport and Ireland

    Paul Rouse
    This is the first history of sport in Ireland, locating the history of sport within Irish political, social, and cultural history, and within the global history of sport, demonstrating that there are aspects of Ireland's sporting history that are uniquely Irish and are defined by the peculiarities of life on a small island on the edge of Europe.
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    A Strangeness in My Mind

    Orhan Pamuk
    A novel Orhan Pamuk has worked on for six years; the story of boza seller Mevlut, the woman to whom he wrote three years' worth of love letters, and their life in Istanbul.

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    Jonathan Bardon
    Brings to life a panoramic view of the Dublin city and its characters when Handel, one of the world’s greatest composers, arrives in Dublin in 1741  to prepare his masterpiece, Messiah, for its maiden performance the following spring.
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