NUMBER 1 IN FICTION, AND OVERALL BESTSELLER IN MARCH
Again, Rachel, by Marian Keyes (Michael Joseph)
Dubray Staff Recommended Read
“What superlatives can be applied to Marian Keyes that haven’t been used already? The news of Again, Rachel’s publication was greeted with the most open of arms, and it has exceeded every possible expectation.
Rachel’s life has changed beyond measure since we last saw her in Rachel’s Holiday… until the arrival of her ex-boyfriend Luke back in Dublin stirs up some tender and painful memories. Insightful, hilarious and poignant, this profoundly satisfying novel will delight everyone who reads it.”— Recommended by Maria Dickenson, Dubray Support Office.
NEW AT NUMBER 2 IN NON-FICTION
Unspoken, by Tom McGrath (Gill Books)
Growing up in Waterford, Tom McGrath never noticed the odd gaps in the stories of his parents’ lives before he was born; it was only many years after they died that he uncovered the unspoken truths, which did so much to explain the people they had been.
Here he tells the incredible true story of his father’s conscription into the British Army, his escape from a prisoner-of-war camp in Poland, his daring journey across Europe and subsequent recapture – and the devastating news that awaited him in England. Tom’s research also led him to discover that his mother also carried a heartbreaking secret.
In writing this book Tom not only recreated his father’s nail-biting escape but also embarked on a journey of his own to reconnect with previously unknown family members. Unspoken pieces together an extraordinarily rare tale that encompasses memoir, family history, and two parallel stories that were almost lost for ever.
NUMBER ONE IN CHILDREN’S FICTION
Deadly! Irish History: Fun with the Celts and the Vikings, by John Farrelly (O’Brien Press)
Irish history is not boring! Fun with the Celts and the Vikings is packed with fun comic-strip stories—there is a raid on a roundhouse, and a thwarted Viking invasion of Dublin.
There is lots to do, with spot-the-artefacts from our museums, and true or false features from characters like Snorri the Fib-Teller and Brynhild Truth Twister.
It includes real timelines, a look inside a Viking house and a Celtic roundhouse, and lots of puzzles and craft activities—such as making a Roundhouse, Viking jewellery and helmets, and cooking nettle soup.