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-a selection of books that reflect our modern world.

  • Pandemonium

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    With the word 'lockdown' one of the most used over the last couple of years in Ireland, this thoughtful book examines the power and politics that e...

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  • Sorry for Your Trouble: The Irish Way of Death

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    This powerful narrative of how the Irish 'do' death is at times funny, at times sad, sharply observed and deeply moving.  In this book Ann Marie Ho...

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  • Dublin Like A Local

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    The place we call home, Dublin is packed full of hidden gems and beautiful sights. In this book two locals, Nicola Brady and Éadaoin Fitzmaurice de...

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  • Letters of Note: Mothers

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    This lovely little book collects a number of letters by and for mothers written by a number of well know figures; including George Bernard Shaw, Be...

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  • Dignity of Everyday Life

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    In the heart of inner city Dublin lies the city’s main bus terminal Busáras (or Áras Mhic Dhiarmada it’s lesser known official name) millions pass ...

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  • Why We Sleep

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    Neuroscientist and researcher, Matthew Walker presents us with a revolutionary treatment that makes you live longer, cleverer, more attractive, hap...

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  • Tree Dogs, Banshee Fingers & Other Irish Words for Nature

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    The words gathered in these pages, matched with evocative illustrations by Steve Doogan, should leave you with no uncertainty about the poetry, wis...

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  • Why We Swim

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    Does anything beat jumping into the sea as the sun rises over Dublin bay? I think not. From The forty foot to seapoint, sea swimming has seen a rea...

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  • Letters of Note: Cats

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    Hats off to man's real best friend. The one we love even if they refuse to give much (anything, I mean anything) back. This collection of letters a...

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  • letters of note: Music. paperback book standing on white background. illistration of man playing a trumpet with purple and red desings on the cover.

    Letters of Note: Music

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    If music be the food of love, get feasting on this insightful collection of letters. Heartfelt, intelligent and entertaining, this collection inclu...

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  • Letters of Note: Grief

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    Within this little volume dedicated to grief, are a collection of letters written by authors such as Robert Frost, Albert Einstein and Virginia Woo...

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    The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse

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    Books like this don't come along too often. This beautifully illustrated, gentle story, featuring a young boy, a mole, a fox and a horse. Written i...

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  • Rewild Yourself

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    ‘We’re not just losing the wild world. We’re forgetting it. We’re no longer noticing it.’ Climate change and the decline of many species of animals...

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  • cover of book. green background with four white rectangular text boxes- going vertically down the page, highlighted with orange surrounding. each of the four boxes has one of the following words in a different black font- the/ irish/ insult/ generator

    Irish Insult Generator

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    Is he a shitehawk or a messer? A gombeen or a dope? Take the decision-making out of your trash talk and fire out hilarious one-line insults left, r...

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    Secret Dublin - An Unusual Guide

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    Discover the inner sanctum of Freemason's Hall, see Napoleon's toothbrush, marvel at a hoax plaque hidden in plain sight on O'Connell Bridge, try G...

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  • letters of note: dogs. softback book on white background. picture of dog with red and blue designis on the cover.
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    Letters of Note: Dogs

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    Hats off to man's best friend. Pooches, mutts, hounds and pups, we love 'em all. This collection of letters about our canine friends will delight a...

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    Letters of Note: Fathers

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    This lovely little book collects a number of letters by and for fathers written by a number of well know figures; including Anne Frank, Ted Hughes,...

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  • pottering,, a cure for modern life. book standing up on white background
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    Pottering: A Cure for Modern Life

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    Have you found yourself loafing about this year? Unwittingly part of the meander movement? Then you've been pottering. Anna McGovern's little book ...

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