I am so at home in Dublin, more than any other city, that I feel it has always been familiar to me. It took me years to see through its soft charm to its bitter prickly kernel - which I quite like too.

Issue 04, Winter 2007-08

A Murky Business

Mother Leakey and the Bishop: A Ghost Story, by Peter Marshall,Oxford University Press, 336 pp, £12.99, ISBN: 978-0199273713 When The Tudors recently arrived on Irish television screens reviewers tended to dwell on the portrayal of Henry VIII’s sexual adventures, without reflecting on the fact that once upon a time marital sex and procreation were very serious matters. Henry […]