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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History or Herstory?

A dazzlingly adventurous fusion of fiction and memoir from Belfast

Homo Oblivious

Words and stories to defend the truth against Russian lies and propaganda

Strength, not Power

Combating oppression and injustice with clarity rather than anger

Cold War Culture

Orwell, Koestler and the democratic left’s crusade against Stalinism

All for Pemberley

Jane Austen and the pursuit of an advantageous marriage

From the Home Front

The letters of an American woman living in wartime Northern Ireland

A Contented Heart

Poems of love and loss articulated in a spirit of quiet affirmation

Hack and Hero

Leslie McFarlane: the career of a prolific and successful hack writer

Vivid Faces

The reputation of ‘Ulysses’ in Ireland during its first century

A Diplomatic Odyssey

The ‘soft power’ of promoting the literary heritage of Ireland abroad