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.

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Issue 139, December 2021

A Man of Many Parts

A brilliant historian and teacher who kept faith with the republic

The Man From Nowhere

Rallying the great and the good to build the European project from above

Now This Is The Truth

A satire on the political PR industry reminiscent of Waugh’s ‘Scoop’

The Destruction Principle

A working class striver and skiver in one, at home with the underdog

Whatever You Say

No news: letters from John McGahern, who didn’t like writing letters

Cain’s World

A protest against ‘the developer’ and paean to the wildness within

This Happy Breed

Multiple British fractures leave England alone to feast on its past

Eastward Ho!

Dublin’s expansion on the basis of the reclamation of land from the bay

Killing Bad Guys

Lara Marlowe’s memoir of her years with Robert Fisk in love and war


A Reader from ‘Archipelago’, a review celebrating wild Britain and Ireland