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OUR TROUBLES – Stories of Catholic Belfast during the Troubles of 1968-1998

The area was an uneasy spot in those years, accounting for one in six of the Troubles’ fatalities, and is where the author, Anthony Canavan, like his principal character Finn, was born and bred. Like Finn, the author went to St. Malachy’s College and then to Queen’s University, and his intimate knowledge of his character’s time and place is a great strength of the stories. Of his own life there, he writes in his introduction: “Most people just tried to get on with their lives. Those that had jobs went out to them each day, not knowing if they would come home in one piece… Funerals were a common feature of our existence as people were killed – usually shot, but sometimes the victim of bombs.
Anthony Canavan
Published: July / 
2024
Phaeton
9781908420343
158  Pages
€35
£30
Hardback
Ireland
Fiction

CEOLTÓIRÍ CHUALANN THE BAND THAT CHANGED THE COURSE OF IRISH MUSIC —INCLUDES 400 MUSICAL ARRANGEMENTS

A lively and engaging account of the legendary Irish folk music ensemble Ceoltóirí Chualann, and the first time that readers can see the groundbreaking concepts used by Seán Ó Riada and his band Ceoltóirí Chualann as they changed the course of Irish Music.
PEADAR Ó RIADA
Published: April / 
2024
Mercier Press
9781781178690
256  Pages
€24.99
£23.99
Hardback
Ireland
Non Fiction

DARK STREETS

As Detective Tim Collins unravels Cork City's darkest secrets, he faces a series of ignored crimes. Drawn into a perilous world where the line between justice and revenge blurs, trust is scarce. Brace for a tale of gripping suspense and unforeseen twists as Collins confronts his most harrowing case yet.
TADHG COAKLEY
Published: July / 
2024
Mercier Press
9781781178737
380  Pages
€16.99
£15.99
Paperback
Ireland
Fiction

The Puppet Masters

Before he disappeared, Patrick Crinnion's activities unravelled a web of secrets in Irish and British politics: the discovery of another British spy in the Irish police, Crinnion's damaging intelligence leaks, and a cover-up concerning the murder of a garda. It exposes MI6's shady dealings; attempts to wrongfully implicate a politician in criminal activities, and their plans to use criminals for assassinations. Additionally, the book reveals the secret surveillance of a key IRA member and Crinnion's entanglements with some of Ireland's top politicians.
David Burke
Published: June / 
2024
Mercier
9781781178652
320  Pages
€16.99
£15.99
Ireland
Non Fiction

OUR TROUBLES – Stories of Catholic Belfast during the Troubles of 1968-1998

The area was an uneasy spot in those years, accounting for one in six of the Troubles’ fatalities, and is where the author, Anthony Canavan, like his principal character Finn, was born and bred. Like Finn, the author went to St. Malachy’s College and then to Queen’s University, and his intimate knowledge of his character’s time and place is a great strength of the stories. Of his own life there, he writes in his introduction: “Most people just tried to get on with their lives. Those that had jobs went out to them each day, not knowing if they would come home in one piece… Funerals were a common feature of our existence as people were killed – usually shot, but sometimes the victim of bombs.
Anthony Canavan
Published: July / 
2024
Phaeton
9781908420336
158  Pages
€23
£20
Paperback
Ireland
Fiction

Ash Keys: New Selected Poems

Published to coincide with his 85th birthday, Ash Keys looks back on the extraordinary career of the last surviving member of the triumvirate of poets that rose out of 1960s Belfast
Michael Longley; Paul Muldoon
Published: July / 
2024
Jonathan Cape Ltd
9781787334847.00
208  Pages
£16.00
Hardback
United Kingdom
Poetry by individual poets

Jane Austen, the Secret Radical

A brilliant, illuminating reassessment of the life and work of Jane Austen that makes clear how Austen has been misread for the past two centuries and that shows us how she intended her books to be read, revealing, as well, how subversive and daring--how truly radical--a writer she was.
Helena Kelly
Published: July / 
2024
Icon Books
9781837731237.00
352  Pages
£10.99
Paperback
United Kingdom
Literary studies: fiction, novelists & prose writers

Being Autistic (And What That Actually Means)

Written by autistic author, Niamh Garvey, with lively illustrations throughout, this is the ultimate guide for 8-12-year-olds to learn all about what being autistic actually means.
Niamh Garvey; Rebecca Burgess
Published: July / 
2024
Jessica Kingsley Publishers
9781805011712.00
160  Pages
£10.99
Paperback
United Kingdom
Personal & social issues: disability & special needs (Children's / Teenage)

‘Reforming Galway’: Civic society, religious change and St Nicholas’s collegiate church, 1550-1750

This book explores a new way of looking at the reformation in Ireland. Traditionally Irish historians have described early modern religious change on a national basis, from a confessional perspective and have been concerned with short term ‘success’ or ‘failure’. Using St Nicholas’s collegiate church in Galway as a paradigm this book approaches the problem from a local perspective, encompassing both the Protestant and Catholic reformations as they were played out in that church. In doing so it reveals religious change not as a something to be measured in the short term but as something that slowly evolved over two centuries, changing not only buildings but hearts and minds also.
Raymond Gillespie
Published: July / 
2024
Four Courts Press Ltd
9781801511285.00
240  Pages
£45.00
Hardback
Ireland
European history

What’s That as Bearla?: An Irish-English Phrasebook

Bannister is back! The author of the bestselling Proverbs in Irish and What's That as Gaeilge? returns with another indispensable guide to the Irish language. This comprehensive compendium includes a thematic index and lists of synonyms and antonyms.
Garry Bannister
Published: July / 
2024
New Island Books
9781848408555.00
448  Pages
€15.95
£13.99
Paperback
Ireland
Language phrasebooks
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