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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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Girls Will be Girls: Dressing Up, Playing Parts and Daring to Act Differently

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ISBN/EAN: 9781409148739
Change the way you think about gender and feminism forever. With all the revolutionary zeal, laugh-out-loud humour and intelligence of Laura Bates, Caitlin Moran and Bell Hooks, Emer O'Toole explores what it really means to 'act like a girl'.
Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
Pub. Date: February 26 2015
Author: O'TOOLE, EMER
Format: Paperback
Stock: 0
Price: €14.48


Vroom-town: the Adventure of Tim the Tipper in Quentin's Quarry

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ISBN/EAN: 9780957351349
The Adventure of Tim the Tipper in Quentin's Quarry is the first in the Vroom-Town series. In this story, BullyDozer tries to cause havoc in Quentin's Quarry and is very mean to Tim the Tipper and his friend Theo..... but will BullyDozer get found out?"
Publisher: Essential Marketing Ltd
Pub. Date: August 1 2014
Author: CONLON, EMER
Format: Hardback
Stock: 0
Price: €12.00

Retail Price: €12.40


Vroom-Town: The Adventure of Screech the Small Truck Caught in the Cave

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ISBN/EAN: 9780957351370
Vroom-Town is a wonderful place where all types of trucks with all types of personalities live, work and have exciting adventures. This is the third book in the series! In this story, Screech's cousin, Sparkle comes to visit. When they go to a party in Quentin's Quarry, they get more than they bargained for! Terrible Terry and BullyDozer play a dreadful trick on the two young trucks and they end up trapped in a cave! Will they escape? Will their friends find them? What will happen...? You will have to read the book to find out!
Publisher: Essential Marketing Ltd
Pub. Date: September 1 2014
Author: CONLON, EMER
Format: Paperback
Stock: 0
Price: €10.00

Retail Price: €10.03


Vroom-Town the Adventure of Tang Arnold and His Monster Truck Wheels

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ISBN/EAN: 9780957351387
Vroom-Town is a wonderful place where all types of trucks live, work, play and have exciting adventures! The books are written by award winning author, Emer Conlon, "I can't wait for children to re-acquaint themselves with a few old favourites including Screech, Sparkle, Noz, Tim, BullyDozer, Terrible Terry and to discover our exciting new characters, Daisy and Tang Arnold. Daisy is a strong, opinionated truck while Tang Arnold is very friendly, though takes no nonsense and is very capable. There is lots of fun for boys and girls alike in this book
Publisher: Essential Marketing Ltd
Pub. Date: October 19 2016
Author: CONLON, EMER
Format: Paperback
Stock: 0
Price: €10.00

Retail Price: €10.62


Vroom-Town: Eachtra Terry the Terrible Tractor Unit Ag Cur Gach Rud Bunoscoinn

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ISBN/EAN: 9780957351332
Irish language version of Vroom-Town: The Adventure of Terry the Terrible Tractor Unit Causing Chaos. Vroom-Town is a new and exciting series of children's books for ages 4-8. Vroom-Town is a wonderful place where all types of trucks live, work, play and have exciting adventures! The books are brim-full of loveable characters and some baddies!
Publisher: Essential Marketing Ltd
Pub. Date: November 7 2013
Author: CONLON, EMER
Format: Paperback
Stock: 4
Price: €10.00


White Elephants: The Country House and the State in Independent Ireland, 1922-73

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ISBN/EAN: 9781910820285
In post-independence Ireland, the country house was not regarded as an integral part of the national heritage. Despite this, the relationship between the Irish state and the country house has not been examined in detail to date. White Elephants illustrates the complex nature of attitudes to the country house.
Publisher: University College Dublin Press
Pub. Date: November 11 2018
Author: CROOKE, EMER
Format: Hardback
Stock: 0
Price: €40.00


What's Your Type? (TPB Edition)

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ISBN/EAN: 9780008201388
Publisher: HARPER COLLINS
Author: MERVE, EMER
Format: Trade PB
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Vroom-town: the Adventure of Terry the Terrible Tractor Unit Causing Chaos

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ISBN/EAN: 9780957351325
Vroom-Town is a wonderful place where all types of trucks, with all types of personalities live, work and have exciting adventures! This is the second book in the Vroom-Town series and introduces even more loveable residents. In this story, Terry the Terrible Tractor Unit woke everyone up with a Crash, Bang, Wallop! He wanted to cause as much chaos as possible today..... but will he feel remorse and change his mean ways...? Will Trevor ever get home safely? Will Bill Byrne realise just how terrible Terry is...?
Publisher: Essential Marketing Ltd
Pub. Date: August 28 2013
Author: CONLON, EMER
Format: Paperback
Stock: 0
Price: €9.46


Oh My God What a Complete Aisling The Novel

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ISBN/EAN: 9780717175536
Emer McLysaght and Sarah Breen, the creators of the much-loved Aisling character and the popular Facebook page 'Oh My God, What a Complete Aisling', bring Aisling to life in their novel about the quintessential country girl in the big smoke.
Publisher: Gill
Pub. Date: September 8 2017
Author: MCLYSAGHT, EMER
Format: Trade PB
Stock: 0
Price: €14.99


Oh My God - What A Complete Aisling

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ISBN/EAN: 9780717181018
Publisher: Gill
Author: MCLYSAGHT EMER
Format: Paperback
Stock: 1
Price: €9.99