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-a selection of books that reflect our modern world.

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    Why We Sleep

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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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  • Spoon-Fed

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     Finally, the book we all need to read - Spoon-fed blows holes through everything we have been told about calorie counting, dieting and just what w...

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  • Taste: My Life Through Food

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    He might have missed out on the coveted title of worlds sexist bald man' this year, but we doubt Stanley Tucci is crying into his gnocchi. Having a...

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  • A State of Emergency

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    Internets darling and go to for everything news related Richard Chambers has written a book all about Ireland's Covid crisis and it is a definite m...

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  • Keep Calm and Trust the Science

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    Keep Calm and Trust the Science, if there were ever words to live by - they might just be these. This book is a collection of Professor Luke O'Neil...

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    Holy Show - Contemporary Irish Life & Culture, Issue 3

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    This is the third edition of a new magazine of contemporary life and culture in Ireland as seen through the eyes of Irish artists. Holy Show presen...

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  • Sh*t They Didn't Tell You

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     This straight-talking, informative, honest and easy to digest book is aimed at those planning a career in the creative industries. Paul Woods aims...

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    The Thinking Drinkers Almanac

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    Drink Less. Drink Better. These bold words come from award-winning alcohol experts, historians and comedians Ben McFarland and Tom Sandham. Their a...

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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: dogs. softback book on white background. picture of dog with red and blue designis on the cover.

    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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    the book is standing upright on a white background. it is white with a dark spine and has a drawing in ink on the cover

    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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    Holy Show - Contemporary Irish Life & Culture, Issue 2

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    This is the second edition of a new magazine of contemporary life and culture in Ireland as seen through the eyes of Irish artists. Holy Show prese...

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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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    Poetry Pharmacy

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    The Poetry Pharmacy is a collection of poems for every situation, collected and prescribed by William Sieghart. This beautiful collection came fr...

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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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  • 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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    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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    Thirty Two Words for Field

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    The Irish language has thirty-two words for field. Geamhar -is a field of corn-grass; Tuar is a field for cattle at night, while a Cathairin is a f...

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