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The 17 Irish Martyrs

Historically, Ireland's shores have been no stranger to bloodshed for faith. During the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, this tension was especially palpable. As people heard mass in secret hideaways and traveled for miles to meet with fugitive priests, they were also fighting a government who wanted to force the Protestant state religion upon them. From this time of suffering and sacrifice, nearly 460 individuals were put forth as dying for the faith. Yet of that number, only 17 were beatified by Pope John Paul II in 1992, begging the question, in a time of intertwined religious and political upheaval, how do we define a martyr?
Mary McAleese
Published: January / 
2022
Columba Press
9781782183785
160  Pages
€16.99
£14.99
Hardback
Ireland
Social & cultural history

Fit Mind

By tuning into and becoming more aware of the stories we are telling ourselves, we can free ourselves from the thoughts and beliefs that are holding us back. Alongside concepts, ideas and new perspectives, Pat Divilly's book contains an eight-week practical programme for mental and emotional fitness.
Pat Divilly
Published: January / 
2022
Gill Books
9780717191321
336  Pages
€16.99
£14.99
Paperback/softback
Ireland
Self-help & personal development

Dainin Bog Chun Siuil

Dainín loves the zoo. There are so many animals to see, and they have so many different ways of moving about!
Tadhg Mac Dhonnagain
Published: January / 
2022
Futa Fata
9781910945827
14  Pages
£7.95
Hardback
Ireland

What Matters Now

An inspiring and insightful memoir about the importance of holding on to hope - from Number One bestselling author Gareth O'Callaghan
Gareth O'Callaghan
Published: January / 
2022
Hachette Books Ireland
9781529333596
416  Pages
£9.99
Paperback/softback
Ireland
Memoirs

The Burning Boy

A murder that no-one wants to solve…
Nicola White
Published: January / 
2022
Viper
9781788164146
336  Pages
£8.99
Paperback/softback
United Kingdom
Crime & mystery

The Raptures

It is late June in Ballylack. Hannah Adger anticipates eight long weeks' reprieve from school, but when her classmate Ross succumbs to a violent and mysterious illness, it marks the beginning of a summer like no other.As others fall ill, questions about what - or who - is responsible pitch the village into conflict and fearful disarray. Hannah, ever the outsider, is haunted by guilt as she remains healthy while her friends are struck down. Isolated and afraid, she prays for help. What happens next will force her to question everything she believes.
Jan Carson
Published: January / 
Doubleday
9780857525758
336  Pages
£14.99
Hardback

The Keane Edge: Mastering the Mindset for Real, Lasting Fat-Loss

A leading fitness podcaster, Brian has already helped thousands of people lose body fat and change their relationship with food. By getting your mindset right first, achieving your nutrition and fitness goals becomes simple and possible as never before. Discover Brian's winning philosophy and get the edge on real, lasting fat-loss for life.
Brian Keane
Published: January / 
2022
Gill Books
9780717191376
336  Pages
€16.99
£14.99
Paperback/softback
Ireland
Self-help & personal development

Breaking Point

A gripping and emotional story of a woman pushed to breaking point from an exciting new voice in fiction. Edel Coffey is a well known Irish journalist and this is her debut novel.
Edel Coffey
Published: January / 
2022
Sphere
9780751582383
368  Pages
£14.99
Hardback
United Kingdom
Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

The Winter Guest: A haunting, atmospheric mystery from the author of A House of Ghosts

Half abandoned and filled with ghosts - both real and imagined - the noble family within co-exist only as the balance of their secrets is kept. For there are mysteries at the heart of this family. And Tom's arrival will set into motion a series of events that may become deadly .
W. C. Ryan
Published: January / 
2022
Bonnier Zaffre
9781838771508
400  Pages
£16.99
Hardback
United Kingdom
First World War fiction

Ulysses Unbound: A Reader's Companion to James Joyce's Ulysses

Ulysses is one of the foundational texts of modern literature, yet has a reputation for complexity and controversy. In Ulysses Unbound, Joyce expert Terence Killeen untangles this seemingly knotty classic to reveal the wonders beneath, in a clear and comprehensive guide which will provide new and vital insights for everyone from students to specialists.
Terence Killeen
Published: January / 
2022
Penguin Books Ltd
9780141999760
272  Pages
£9.99
Paperback / softback
United Kingdom
Literary companions, book reviews & guides
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