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Search Terms

You can search our site by adding one or more words to one or more of the search boxes below.

Each box searches a different field and the 'Search All' box searches them all.

If you enter multiple words in in any search box then one of those words MUST be in that field for the product to be returned but all of them don’t have to be present.

The results will be ordered by products with more of the specified words first (if in “Relevance” order) then any products that have less of your specified words.

For example if you search for “Red Dog” in the title field and “James Ben” in the Author field then ether “Red” or “Dog” must be present in the title AND ether “James” or “Ben” must be present in the Author field for a product to be shown in the results. If both “Red” and “Dog” is present in the Title as well as “James” and “Ben” in the Author then that product will appear first in the results followed by any products with fewer of the optional words.

Wildcard Searches

We support single and multiple character wildcard searches within single words.

To perform a single character wildcard search use the ""?"" symbol.

To perform a multiple character wildcard search use the ""*"" symbol.

The single character wildcard search looks for terms that match that with the single character replaced. For example, to search for ""text"" or ""test"" you can use the search:

te?t

Multiple character wildcard searches looks for 0 or more characters. For example, to search for test, tests or tester, you can use the search:

test*

You can also use the wildcard searches in the middle of a term:

te*t

Warning: You should avoid using wildcard searches as the first character of a word as it will dramatically slow down searches:

?est

*st

Boolean Operators

Boolean operators allow terms to be combined through logic operators. We support AND, ""+"", OR, NOT and ""-"" as Boolean operators(Note: Boolean operators must be ALL CAPS).

The OR operator is the default conjunction operator. This means that if there is no Boolean operator between two terms, the OR operator is used. The OR operator links two terms and finds a matching document if either of the terms exist in a document. This is equivalent to a union using sets. The symbol || can be used in place of the word OR.

To search for documents that contain either ""another book"" or just ""another"" use the query:

""another book"" another

or

""another book"" OR another

AND

The AND operator matches documents where both terms exist anywhere in the text of a single document. This is equivalent to an intersection using sets. The symbol && can be used in place of the word AND.

To search for documents that contain ""another book"" and ""Some Book"" use the query:

""another book"" AND ""Some Book""

+

The ""+"" or required operator requires that the term after the ""+"" symbol exist somewhere in a the field of a single document.

To search for documents that must contain ""another"" and may contain ""search"" use the query:

+another search

NOT

The NOT operator excludes documents that contain the term after NOT. This is equivalent to a difference using sets. The symbol ! can be used in place of the word NOT.

To search for documents that contain ""another book"" but not ""Some Book"" use the query:

""another book"" NOT ""Some Book""

-

The ""-"" or prohibit operator excludes documents that contain the term after the ""-"" symbol.

To search for documents that contain ""another book"" but not ""Some Book"" use the query:

""another book"" -""Some Book""

Fuzzy Searches

We support fuzzy searches based on the Levenshtein Distance, or Edit Distance algorithm. To do a fuzzy search use the tilde, ""~"", symbol at the end of a Single word Term. For example to search for a term similar in spelling to ""roam"" use the fuzzy search:

roam~

This search will find terms like foam and roams.

An additional (optional) parameter can specify the required similarity. The value is between 0 and 1, with a value closer to 1 only terms with a higher similarity will be matched. For example:

roam~0.8

The default that is used if the parameter is not given is 0.5.

Grouping

We support using parentheses to group clauses to form sub queries. This can be very useful if you want to control the boolean logic for a query.

To search for either ""another"" or ""book"" and ""website"" use the query:

(another OR book) AND website

This eliminates any confusion and makes sure you that website must exist and either term another or book may exist.

Escaping Special Characters

We support escaping special characters that are part of the query syntax. The current list special characters are:

+ - && || ! ( ) { } [ ] ^ "" ~ * ? : \

To escape these character use the \ before the character. For example to search for (1+1):2 use the query:

\(1\+1\)\:2

Boosting a Term

We provide the relevance level of matching documents based on the terms found. To boost a term use the caret, ""^"", symbol with a boost factor (a number) at the end of the term you are searching. The higher the boost factor, the more relevant the term will be.

Boosting allows you to control the relevance of a document by boosting its term. For example, if you are searching for

another book

and you want the term ""another"" to be more relevant boost it using the ^ symbol along with the boost factor next to the term. You would type:

another^4 book

This will make documents with the term another appear more relevant. You can also boost Phrase Terms as in the example:

""another book""^4 ""Some Book""

By default, the boost factor is 1. Although the boost factor must be positive, it can be less than 1 (e.g. 0.2)

Proximity Searches

We support finding words are a within a specific distance away. To do a proximity search use the tilde, ""~"", symbol at the end of a Phrase. For example to search for a ""book"" and ""another"" within 10 words of each other in a document use the search:

""another book""~10
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An Giall The Hostage

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ISBN/EAN: 9780813206011
Publisher: The Catholic University of America Press
Pub. Date: January 30 1987
Author: BEHAN, BRENDAN
Format: Hardback
Stock: 1
Price: €49.95


After The Wake

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ISBN/EAN: 9780862780319
This diverse collection is a delightful and entertaining windfall from one of Ireland's most colourful writers. An essential complement to Behan's master works.
Publisher: THE O BRIEN PRESS LTD
Pub. Date: November 30 1983
Author: BEHAN, BRENDAN
Format: Paperback
Stock: 2
Price: €11.99


BORSTAL BOY

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ISBN/EAN: 9780099706502
'I have him bitched, balloxed and bewildered, for there's a system and a science in taking the piss out of a screw and I'm a well-trained man at it.' So writes Brendan Behan, poet, writer and literary legend, of the episode that coloured his life.
Publisher: Cornerstone
Pub. Date: April 5 1990
Author: BEHAN, BRENDAN
Format: Paperback
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Behan Complete Plays

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ISBN/EAN: 9780413387806
This work brings together all the theatrical works of the groundbreaking Irish playwright Brendan Behan. As well as containing his famous full-length plays, such as "The Hostage", the book also showcases three intensely autobiographical one-act plays, originally written for radio.
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Pub. Date: August 10 1978
Author: BEHAN, BRENDAN
Format: Paperback
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HOSTAGE

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ISBN/EAN: 9780413311900
An essential text in the development of modern British drama
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Pub. Date: December 1 1959
Author: BEHAN, BRENDAN
Format: Paperback
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Confessions of an Irish Rebel

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ISBN/EAN: 9780099365006
The immigration man read my deportation order, looked at it and handed it back to me. Not only is it the last instalment of a unique and unorthodox autobiography, but of a unique and unorthodox life that was as touched with genius as it was with doom.
Publisher: Cornerstone
Pub. Date: April 5 1990
Author: BEHAN, BRENDAN
Format: Paperback
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Ireland's Wild Orchids

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ISBN/EAN: 9781848891692
This practical guide is intended to assist in identifying orchids. It contains expert illustrations, photographs of each plant in situ and in close-up, clear instructions for identification, and notes on size, habitats, flowering period, distribution and variations. For all orchid enthusiasts, whether beginner or expert.
Publisher: The Collins Press
Pub. Date: March 10 2013
Author: SAYERS, BRENDAN
Format: Hardback
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Dublin Review: Summer 2017: No. 67:

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ISBN/EAN: 9780995530614
Publisher: Dublin Review Books
Pub. Date: May 29 2017
Author: BARRINGTON, BRENDAN
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HIGH IN THE SKY 2 Poems For Children

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ISBN/EAN: 9780714412436
Publisher: FALLON C J
Author: MOLLOY BRENDAN
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HIGH IN THE SKY 1 Poems For Children

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ISBN/EAN: 9780714412399
Publisher: FALLON C J
Author: MOLLOY BRENDAN
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