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society and culture

-a selection of books that reflect our modern world.

  • 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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  • pottering,, a cure for modern life. book standing up on white background

    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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  • cover of book on a wooden background. cover is a pale green with an illustration of a bird on a brand. there is japanese characters in the top right in gold. the title is in a darker green and the author and description are in gold

    Wabi Sabi: Japanese Wisdom for a Perfectly Imperfect Life

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    Wabi Sabi is a way of living that focuses on finding beauty within the imperfections of life and accepting peacefully the natural cycle of growth a...

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  • Motherfocloir: Dispatches from a not so Dead Language

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    Based on the hilarious twitter feed @theirishfor, Motherfocloir, by Darach o Seaghdha is an incredibly funny book about the Irish language. Featuri...

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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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  • Kawaii! book cover red with white circle and red lettering and 4 smiling figures on cover
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    Kawaii! - your step by step guide to cute Japanese drawing.

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    Kawaii, meaning cute or adorable, is an aesthetic closely associated with Japanese culture. It came to prominence in the 1970's and has remained po...

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  • black book with title 'parenting advice to ignore in art and life' on top of an orange background
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    Parenting Advice to Ignore in Art & Life

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    Parenting Advice to Ignore in Art and Life is a collection of all-too-familiar unsolicited advice parents receive on a daily basis. Adding her own ...

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    Asylum - inside Grangegorman

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    In 1814, the Richmond Lunatic Asylum at Grangegorman in Dublin started an extraordinary programme of asylum building across Ireland, aimed at allev...

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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
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    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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