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.

Married Quarters

Married Quarters
Married Quarters
Married Quarters
Taking up where his acclaimed A Border Station left off, Married Quarters is brilliant, funny and beautifully observed, and marks the return of Shane Connaughton, one of Ireland's most cherished writers.
Our Price: €14.95
Retail Price€15.88
ISBN/EAN9781781620380
Stock: 3
Publisher: TRANSWORLD IRELAND
Pub. Date: May 4 2017
Author: CONNAGHTON SHANE
Format: Trade PB
Save wishlist

'The small room was thick with dark blue uniforms. Bull's wool the men called the material. Silver buttons. Black boots. Caps. Batons holstered in shiny black leather cylinders. Handcuffs hanging from coat hooks, the keys dangling on thick green ribbon. Dusty files on shelves. Shiny whistles on silver chains. Ink. Nibbed pens. Blotting paper. The big map of the district on the wall and beside it a rainfall chart. The men having broken their "at ease" positions, gathered into the middle of the room. His father seemed lost. Like a man with a herd of cattle he could no longer control.' An insignificant Irish border village at the tail-end of the 1950s. The Sergeant is nervous. His men are lined up for inspection in the day room of the Garda station. Chief Superintendent 'The Bully' Barry is on the warpath and any slip-ups will reflect badly on the Sergeant. But what can he do with the men under his command - all of them forcibly transferred from other more important stations in more important towns? Each garda has his own story, his own problems.
How can a man be expected to keep the peace with such a bunch of misfits and ne'er-do-wells[unk] Observing them with fascination, all but invisible in his own quiet corner, sits the Sergeant's son. On the cusp of manhood, he is drawn in by these rough and ready men, stuck in this place and time, when all he wants is a chance to leave and start his life anew. Life at home in the station's married quarters is both comfort and knife-edged, ruled over by his by-the-book father and his gentle, emotional mother. Taking up where his acclaimed A Border Station left off, Married Quarters is a funny, beautifully observed and deeply personal novel. and marks the return of Shane Connaughton, one of Ireland's most cherished writers.
No recommended products at the moment.
 
House of Names
'They cut her hair before they dragged her to the place of sacrifice. Her mouth was gagged to stop her cursing her father, her cowardly, two-tongued father. Nonetheless, they heard her muffled screams.'

On the day of his daughter's wedding, Agamemnon orders her sacrifice.

His daughter is led to her death, and Agamemnon leads his army into battle, where he is rewarded with glorious victory.
Our Price: : €12.95
Retail Price: €14.78

click to see more

 
 
Midnight Bell Export
"The bell tolls at midnight as death requires it." But will it finally toll for Sean Dillon & company in the explosive new thriller of murder, terrorism and revenge from the Sunday Times bestselling author Our Price: : €13.95
Retail Price: €14.74

click to see more

 
 
Early Birds
The Early Birds is a hymn to lifelong female friendship and the touching and funny follow-up to The Future Homemakers of America by the celebrated Laurie Graham. 'Why is Laurie Graham not carried on people's shoulders through cheering crowds? Her books are brilliant!' Marian Keyes Picking up ten years after The Future Homemakers of America left off, The Early Birds follows Peggy, Kath, Gayle, Lois and Audrey through the turn of the twenty-first century. The women are now in their seventies and time is rendering its Accounts Payable: arthritis, cataracts, forgetfulness and departures. Our Price: : €15.88

click to see more

 
 
Into the Water
The addictive new psychological thriller from the author of The Girl on the Train, the runaway Sunday Times No. 1 bestseller and global phenomenon.

In the last days before her death, Nel called her sister. Jules didn't pick up the phone, ignoring her plea for help.

Now Nel is dead.
Our Price: : €11.95
Retail Price: €16.95

click to see more

 
 
Summer Visitors
Summer has arrived to Ballyanna on the south-west coast of Ireland, and so, too, has an American family ... Our Price: : €14.95
Retail Price: €15.88

click to see more