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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Inventing the Republic?

Irish writers and their attitudes to the events of the revolutionary period

A Wading Light

Seán Hewitt’s memoir of queer love, helplessness and heartbreak

Poetry and Fishing

Retracing the journeys of the enthusiastic angler Ted Hughes

Full Throttle

Dark but exhilarating stories of surreal events and parallel universes

For Your Discomfort

Lullabies, but not the kind you’d want to sing to your baby

The Irish Reach

The influence of Gaels and Gaelic tradition on Old English poetry

Flowers of Orwell

Putting economic and social justice at the heart of the ecological project

The Keening Waves

Lady Gregory’s legends of ancient Celtic gods and fighting men

The Past is a Place

Stories from the North about trying to stay ahead of the past

History or Herstory?

A dazzlingly adventurous fusion of fiction and memoir from Belfast