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

    The end of the Irish Poor Law?

    Donnacha Lucey
    An examination of Irish Poor Law reform during the years of the Irish revolution and Irish Free State which moves beyond political history, and demonstrates that concepts of respectability, social class and gender are central dynamics in Irish society. The first major study of local welfare practices and exploration of policies, attitudes and the poor.
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    Leabhar na hAthghabhála / Poems of Repossession

    Louis de Paor (ed)
    The first comprehensive critical anthology of modern poetry in Irish with English translations. It forms a sequel to Seán Ó Tuama and Thomas Kinsella’s pioneering anthology, An Duanaire 1600-1900 / Poems of the Dispossessed (1981), but features many more poems in covering the work of 25 poets from the past century.
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    Even The Daybreak: 35 Years of Salmon Poetry

    Jessie Lendennie (ed)
    35 Years of Salmon Poetry (1981-2016) celebrates 35 years of innovative Irish and international poetry. The volume contains one previously unpublished poem from each Salmon poet.
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    Alberto Manguel
    Alberto Manguel tracks his own life of curiosity through a selection of writers who sparked his imagination. He dedicates each chapter to a single thinker, scientist, artist, or other figure who demonstrated in a fresh way how to ask “Why?”
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    Kerry 1916: Histories and Legacies of the Easter Rising

    Owen O'Shea, Dr Mary McAuliffe and Bridget McAuliffe (eds)
    Presents the definitive account of tumultuous events in Kerry in 1916, how they impacted on the Easter Rising in Dublin and the subsequent shaping of Irish history.
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    The Last Days of Summer

    Vanessa Ronan

    After ten years in the Huntsville State Penitentiary, Jasper Curtis returns home to live with his sister and her two daughters. Lizzie does not know who she's letting into her home: the brother she grew up loving or the monster he became.

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    Rita Ann Higgins

    Provocative and heart-warming poems of high jinx and telling social comment by a gutsy, anarchic chronicler of Irish lives and foibles, mischievous and playful in their portrayal of feckless folk and outcasts, flirts and weasels, gasbags and scallywags.

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    Mothering Sunday

    Graham Swift

    Twenty-two-year-old Jane Fairchild has worked as a maid at an English country house since she was sixteen. For almost all of those years she has been the clandestine lover to Paul Sheringham, young heir of a neighboring house. The two now meet on an unseasonably warm March day—Mothering Sunday—a day that will change Jane’s life forever.

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    Electoral competition in Ireland since 1987

    Gary Murphy
    A major comprehensive study assessing the last quarter century in Irish electoral politics from the time of the end of a deep recession in 1987 to the general election of 2011 where Ireland was ruled by the Troika and austerity was a by-word for both policy-making and how many Irish people lived their lives.
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    The Rivers Dodder and Poddle

    Don McEntee & Michael Corcoran
    The first in a new series of books issued by Dublin City Council to explore the engineering history and heritage of the city, giving a complete overview of two notable rivers in Dublin city and county.
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    Churchill and Ireland

    Paul Bew
    A major study of Churchill's lifelong engagement with Ireland and the Irish illuminating his crucial role in the foundation of modern Ireland and casts the debate about his attitude to Irish neutrality in the Second World War in a new light
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    ISIS: A History

    Fawaz A. Gerges
    An authoritative introduction to arguably the most important conflict in the world today, offering an exploration of the social turmoil and political violence ravaging the Arab-Islamic world.
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    What Belongs to You

    Garth Greenwell
    Garth Greenwell's What Belongs to You is a stunning A debut novel about an American expat struggling with his own complicated inheritance while navigating a foreign culture. The story of a man caught between longing and resentment, unable to separate desire from danger, and faced with the impossibility of understanding those he most longs to know.
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    Selected Poems

    Vona Groarke
    Presenting more than twenty years’ work by one of the finest poets of her generation.
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    Voices from the Easter Rising

    Ruán O’Donnell and Mícheál Ó hAodha (Ed)
    An anthology of testimonies and first-hand accounts of how the Easter Rising of 1916 was experienced by people from all backgrounds, drawing from previously unpublished letters, diaries, memoirs, statements from the Bureau of Military History, and contemporary publications.
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    Playing to the Gallery

    Grayson Perry

    Now Grayson Perry is a fully paid-up member of the art establishment, he wants to show that any of us can appreciate art (after all, there is a reason he's called this book Playing to the Gallery and not 'Sucking up to an Academic Elite').

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    In Search of the Irish Dreamtime

    J. P. Mallory

    Following his account of Irish origins drawing on archaeology, genetics, and linguistics, J. P. Mallory returns to the subject to investigate what he calls the Irish Dreamtime: the native Irish retelling of their own origins, as related by medieval manuscripts.

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    The Hurley-Maker's Son

    Patrick Deeley
    In a style reminiscent of John McGahern’s Memoir, Patrick Deeley’s paced prose unfolds his childhood as a series of evocative moments, from the intricate workings of the timber workshop run by his father to the slow taking apart of an old tractor and the physical burial of a steam engine; from his mother’s steady work on an old Singer sewing machine to his father’s vertiginous quickstep on the roof of their house.

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    Volker Ullrich; Jefferson Chase (trans)
    While charting in detail Hitler’s life from his childhood to the eve of the Second World War against the politics of the times, Volker Ullrich unveils the man behind the public persona: his charming and repulsive traits, his talents and weaknesses, his deep-seated insecurities and murderous passions.
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    The Collected Short Stories

    Dermot Healy
    A collection of Dermot Healy's intricate and innovative short stories that helped relaunch the Irish short story tradition. Set in small-town Ireland and the equally suffocating confines of the Irish expat communities of 1970s London, Healy’s stories show compassion toward the marginalized and the dispossessed.
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