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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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All Through the Night: Night Poems and Lullabies

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ISBN/EAN: 9781902121611
Publisher: Poetry Ireland Ltd.
Pub. Date: September 15 2016
Author: HEANEY, MARIE
Format: Hardback
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Cult on Fog Island

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ISBN/EAN: 9780008245351
Publisher: HARPER COLLINS
Author: LINDSTEIN MARIE
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Warcross

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ISBN/EAN: 9780241321430
From #1 New York Times bestselling author Marie Lu - when a game called Warcross takes the world by storm, one girl hacks her way into its dangerous depths.
Publisher: PENGUIN BOOKS LTD
Author: LU, MARIE
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Letters From A Recalcitrant Woman

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ISBN/EAN: 9780956402349
Author: MACSWEENEY, MARIE
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Nuair A Stadann An Ceol

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ISBN/EAN: 9780957159358
Author: WHELTON, MARIE
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Independent Thinking

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ISBN/EAN: 9781847307859
Publisher: Veritas Ireland
Author: MURRAY MARIE
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Bodily Harm

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ISBN/EAN: 9781904808756
It has taken me nearly three years of research to understand this childbirth surgery in all of its dreadful dimensions. Doctors described symphysiotomy as ‘widening the pelvis’, a benign description that obscured the fact that the surgery severed the pelvis, and one that had made its way into the media. The fact that symphysiotomy was carried out by doctors as a matter of personal preference meant that Caesarean section—the treatment of choice for obstructed labour at that time—was being withheld from the patient. Doctors also performed a related operation, cutting the pubic bone rather than the joint of the symphysis pubis. This operation, known as pubiotomy, was even more dangerous than symphysiotomy. I was also to learn that the operation posed significant risks to babies as well as mothers: medical evidence suggests that one baby in ten did not survive the operation of symphysiotomy, and survivor testimony shows one baby born in this way suffered catastrophic injuries.

The pain of pushing a baby out with an unhinged pelvis was followed by the agony of walking on it. Instead of immobilising the pelvis, hospital staff further destabilised it by requiring women to walk. Discharged home with a broken pelvis, women were left to sink or swim, without medical advice or painkillers. Many of the serious health problems—of mobility, pain and incontinence—endured by women today are related to the negligent failure to treat them as surgical patients.

In addition to medical negligence, there were other issues, such as the use, or abuse, of medical power and knowledge. The idea that major surgery could be performed on a pivotal structure of the body without patient consent was troubling enough. I knew that women were generally not informed in advance about their surgery, that the its risks and benefits had not been explained, nor the existence of a safer alternative, Caesarean section, mentioned. The failure of hospital staff to inform women of their surgery postnatally was even more disturbing, however. Even general practitioners refused, on occasion, to tell women what had been done to them.
Several decades were to elapse before many women finally understood that their pelvises had been broken. It was as though these were secret operations, not to be disclosed to the patient. Was it because the surgery was so aberrant that it could not be revealed?
Finally, there was the discovery that symphysiotomy is now enjoying a revival in resource poor countries, where it is promoted by some as a ‘safe’, low cost alternative to Caesarean section. However, as the lived experience of survivors shows and medical writings attest, the safety of symphysiotomy is a fallacy.
Bodily Harm examines in detail how the authorities in Ireland have dealt with demands for truth, justice, health and disability services since the surgery was first exposed in the media by Dr Jacqueline Morrissey in 1999. The report sets out the history of symphysiotomy and pubiotomy, describes how these operations were revived in an era when women in Ireland had few rights, and scrutinises the various claims that have been made for the surgery. In the closing chapters, I look at these operations from a legal perspective, show how the surgery was driven by medical ambition as well as religious beliefs and present survivors’ case for truth and justice.
Author: O'CONNOR, MARIE
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Leathbhadoiri

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ISBN/EAN: 9781999802905
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Giolcaireacht Sa Ghairdin

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Lost to Ireland: Harry Clarke's Geneva Window

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ISBN/EAN: 9781782189138
2019 is the 130th anniversary of the birth of renowned Irish stained-glass artist and book illustrator, Harry Clarke. The aim of this book is to introduce Irish people to one of Ireland’s greatest and most neglected pieces of his art: The Geneva Window. The book provides a short biography of one of Ireland’s greatest artists and the story of the commissioning in 1926 and then controversial rejection of his stained-glass window by the Irish Government in 1930 for being unrepresentative of Irish life. Lost to viewers for many years it was sold to The Wolfsonian Museum, Miami in 1988 where it is currently exhibited. There is now a growing interest in having the window returned to Ireland. The book includes each vivid panel from this beautiful piece of art and explains the story of the 15 pieces of Irish Literature that the window illustrates, all chosen by Harry Clarke and WB Yeats to represent the Irish Literary Revival (1850 - 1926).
Publisher: Columba Press
Pub. Date: October 31 2019
Author: MULLAN, MARIE
Format: Paperback
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Price: €16.99