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July/August 2019

  • Opinion Mary Watson on how learning about Irish mythology helped her settle in Ireland.
  • Book notes Tony Canavan with the latest from the world of books.
  • Rights news Caoimhe Fox reports on recent rights news from Ireland.
  • Book focus David Ryan on the story behind Buck Whaley: Ireland's greatest adventurer.
  • Miles Leeson marks the centenary of Iris Murdoch's birth by examining her Irish roots.
  • Bill Dunn tells the story of how J.P. Donleavy's last novel came to be published.
  • Summer crop of books The Books Ireland team brings you their pick of Irish books for summer reading.
  • Profile Caoimhe Fox talks to Jan Carson about her acclaimed novel The Fire Starters.
  • Page to stage Anne O'Leary compares and contrasts the novel and stage versions of Edna O'Brien's Country Girls.
  • Bookshop focus Una MacConville browses around Salmon bookshop in Ennistymon.
  • Reviews
    • Martina Devlin Her Kind by Niamh Boyce.
    • Hiram Morgan Religion, Landscape and Settlement in Ireland: from Patrick to Present by Kevin Whelan.
    • John Kirkaldy —  British and Irish Diasporas: societies, cultures and ideologies edited by Donald M. MacRaild et al.
  • Bookcase
    • Tony FlynnIrish Gothic Fairy Stories: from the 32 counties of Ireland h, by Steve Lally and Paula Flynn Lally.
    • Isolde GogginThe Little Book of Rathmines by Maurice Curtis.
    • Tony CanavanTitanic: why she collided, why she sank, why she should never have sailed, by Sean Molony.
    • Brendan DalySeven Signs of Life, by Aoife Abbey
    • Ruairí Ó hAodhaGaeilge: a radical revolution, by Caoimhín De Barra.
    • Emma Dunne The Middle Place, by Kealan Ryan.
    • Kevin KielyHollywood Cemetery, by Liam O'Flaherty.
  • Teen reads Síne Quinn kicks off her new column with a look at the latest Young Adult fiction.
  • Crime spree Paula O'Hare rounds up the best suspects in latest Irish crime fiction.
  • First-timers Sue Leonard brings her selection of new debút novelists.
  • In:Verse Fred Johnston with his choice of recent poetry collections.
  • Leabhair idir lámha Cathal Póirtéir tells us about the latest books as Gaeilge.
  • First Flush Tony Flynn lists all the new books sent into us.
  • My favourite Catherine Doyle has happy memories of Galway City Library, where she discovered Artemis Fowl.

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