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First Flush—your number one resource for upcoming books

Your official source for new Irish books each month

First Flush is the number one resource for new Irish book releases. See which books will be on the shelves each month—search by genre, keyword, author or title—or just browse through the archives.

Alongside the official Irish Bestseller Charts, all data is supplied by Nielsen Book.


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When the World Stops Watching: Life After the Game

Award-winning journalist Damian Lawlor goes deep into the hearts and minds of Ireland's sporting legends to answer the question: What Now? What next when time is called on that final match, race or tournament?
Damian Lawlor
Published: May / 
2021
Black and White Publishing
9781785303449
320  Pages
€11.58
Paperback / softback
United Kingdom
Sport

What Willow Says

Sharing stories of myths, legends and ancient bogs, a deaf child and her grandmother experiment with the lyrical beauty of sign language.
Lynn Buckle
Published: May / 
2021
Epoque Press
9781838059286
128  Pages
€9.70
Paperback / softback
United Kingdom
Modern and contemporary fiction

Visualising Protestant Monarchy – Ceremony, Art and Politics after the Glorious Revolution (1689-1714)

The first comprehensive, comparative study of the visual culture of monarchy in the reigns of William and Mary. and Queen Anne
Julie Farguson; Megan Milan
Published: May / 
2021
The Boydell Press
9781783275441
402  Pages
€90
Hardback
United Kingdom
British history

The Truth Must Dazzle Gradually: 'A moving and powerful novel from one of Ireland's finest new writers' John Boyne

On an island off the west coast of Ireland, the Moone family gathers.
Helen Cullen
Published: May / 
2021
Penguin Books Ltd
9781405935173
352  Pages
€11.24
Paperback / softback
United Kingdom
Modern and contemporary fiction

A Troubled Sleep: Risk and Resilience in Contemporary Northern Ireland

In contemporary Northern Ireland, more than two decades after the peace agreement that ended the thirty-year sectarian violence known as "the Troubles" the risk of a return to violent conflict is not only present but growing.Drawing on ethnographic fiel
James Waller (Cohen Professor of Holocaust and Genocide Studies, Cohen Professor of Holocaust and Genocide Studies, Keene State College)
Published: May / 
2021
Oxford University Press Inc
9780190095574
304  Pages
€30.14
Hardback
United States
Northern Irish history

Three Weddings and a Proposal

The gripping and empowering new novel from the author of the No. 1 bestsellers THE WOMEN WHO RAN AWAY, HER HUSBAND'S MISTAKE and THE MISSING WIFE.
Sheila O'Flanagan
Published: May / 
2021
Headline Review
9781472272621
464  Pages
€21.00
Hardback
United Kingdom
Modern and contemporary fiction

Theatre on Trial: Samuel Beckett's Later Drama

This book, first published in 1993, is the first full-length analysis of Samuel Beckett’s later drama in the context of contemporary critical and performance theory.
Anna McMullan
Published: May / 
2021
Routledge
9780367747527
160  Pages
€98.59
Hardback
United Kingdom
Literature and literary studies

Terrorism, Ideology And Revolution: The Origins Of Modern Political Violence

This book represents a concerted attempt to bring the resources of political theory, political science and history to bear on modern terrorism.
Noel O'sullivan
Published: May / 
2021
Routledge
9780367305383
232  Pages
€42.90
Paperback / softback
United Kingdom
Terrorism

Tennis Lessons

For fans of I MAY DESTROY YOU and FLEABAG and for readers who want to laugh and cry: the brave, beautiful, sometimes brutal story of a young misfit and her rocky road to womanhood, stopping at each year along the way.
Susannah Dickey
Published: May / 
2021
Black Swan
9781784165055
256  Pages
€10.42
Paperback / softback
United Kingdom
Modern and contemporary fiction

The Summer I Robbed A Bank

There's a feeling of relief that comes just after you've robbed a bank.
David O'Doherty
Published: May / 
2021
Puffin
9780241362235
304  Pages
€9.80
Paperback / softback
United Kingdom
Adventure stories (Children's/Teenage)


Notes for readers and publishers

First published in 1976, First Flush is a monthly listing of new Irish books. For inclusion in First Flush the title must meet one of the following requirements: Irish publisher, Irish author and/or an Irish subject.

  1. The information listed is true and complete to the best of our knowledge at time of publication.
  2. We are happy to be contacted regarding updates or corrections to book details, though all information listed will ultimately be at the discretion of the editor.
  3. Books Ireland disclaim any liability in connection with use of this information.
  4. All prices are listed in euro when available.
  5. We are not always able to acknowledge every press release or every book that is submitted due to a high volume, but we are grateful for each one and will be in touch if we’d like to review or feature a title or author.