This site requires cookies for account access and purchasing. It looks like cookies are disabled in your browser. To find out more about our cookie usage policy click here then to find out about changing your browser cookie settings click here (This link opens in a window).

This site requires cookies for account access and purchasing. You can review our use of cookies in our Cookie Policy, or Accept and Close this bar now.

This site requires cookies for account access and purchasing. It looks like cookies are disabled in your browser. To find out more about our cookie usage policy click here then to find out about changing your browser cookie settings click here (This link opens in a window).

This site requires cookies for account access and purchasing. You can review our use of cookies in our Cookie Policy, or Accept and Close this bar now.

Search

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
You searched for: Author: 'O'CONNOR, FRANK'
Refine Search
Sort:
Big Fellow: Michael Collins and Irish Revolution

click to see more
click to see more

ISBN/EAN: 9781781175583
Popular biography of Michael Collins, written by a renowned Irish author, with a new introduction by filmmaker Neil Jordan.
Publisher: The Mercier Press Ltd
Pub. Date: February 9 2018
Author: O'CONNOR, FRANK
Format: Paperback
Stock: 1
Price: €14.99


My Oedipus Complex: and Other Stories

click to see more
click to see more

ISBN/EAN: 9780141187877
The story of the title deals with a little boy named Larry and his feelings towards his father. When his father returns home from World War II, Larry is resentful and jealous of losing his mother's undivided attention, and finds himself in a constant struggle to win back her affections.
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Pub. Date: July 7 2005
Author: O'CONNOR, FRANK
Format: Paperback
Stock: 1
Price: €13.95


THREE TALES FRANK O'CONNOR

click to see more
click to see more

ISBN/EAN: 9780716513957
Publisher: Irish Academic Press Ltd
Author: O'CONNOR, FRANK
Format: Hardback
Stock: 1
Price: €8.47


Diary of Anne Frank

click to see more
click to see more

ISBN/EAN: 9780582017368
This special educational edition of Anne Frank's unique diary, describing her family's plight during the Nazi persecution, is accompanied by substantial background material and photographs to help students to contextualise this teenager's account.
Publisher: Pearson Education Limited
Pub. Date: March 20 1989
Author: FRANK, A.
Format: Paperback
Stock: 0
Price: €14.99


McTeague: A Story of San Francisco

click to see more
click to see more

ISBN/EAN: 9780199554898
McTeague (1899) tells the story of charlatan dentist McTeague and his wife Trina, and their spiralling descent into moral corruption. Norris is often considered to be the `American Zola', and this passionate tale of greed, degeneration, and death is one of the most purely naturalistic American novels of the nineteenth century. It also formed the basis for Erich von Stroheim's cult film, Greed (1923).
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Pub. Date: April 23 2009
Author: NORRIS, FRANK
Format: Paperback
Stock: 1
Price: €11.95


Found in Translation

click to see more
click to see more

ISBN/EAN: 9781786695291
A selection of 100 of the best short stories from around the world, selected by award-winning translator Frank Wynne.
Publisher: Head of Zeus
Pub. Date: September 6 2018
Author: WYNNE, FRANK
Format: Hardback
Stock: 0
Price: €27.99

Retail Price: €28.25


Rare Old Dublin: Heroes, Hawkers and Hoors

click to see more
click to see more

ISBN/EAN: 9781860231544
Publisher: The Mercier Press Ltd
Pub. Date: April 1 2003
Author: HOPKINS, FRANK
Format: Paperback
Stock: 0
Price: €12.95

Retail Price: €12.99


Batman: Dark Knight Strikes Again

click to see more
click to see more

ISBN/EAN: 9781563899294
Includes the complete 3-part story, and sketches and other exciting material.
Publisher: DC Comics
Pub. Date: January 1 2004
Author: MILLER, FRANK
Format: Paperback
Stock: 1
Price: €19.95


Big Damn Sin City

click to see more
click to see more

ISBN/EAN: 9781616552374
Publisher: Dark Horse Comics
Pub. Date: July 10 2014
Author: MILLER, FRANK
Format: Hardback
Stock: 2
Price: €175.00