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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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FICTIONS OF THE IRISH LITERARY REVIVAL - A CHANGELING ART

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ISBN/EAN: 9780815623748
This is a critical survey of the fiction and non-fiction written in Ireland during the key years between 1880 and 1920, or what has become known as the Irish Literary Renaissance. The book considers both the prose and the social and cultural forces working through it.
Publisher: Syracuse University Press
Pub. Date: February 28 1993
Author: FOSTER, JOHN WILSON
Format: Hardback
Stock: 1
Price: €50.00


Irish Novels 1890-1940

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ISBN/EAN: 9780199232833
John Wilson Foster presents a comprehensive survey of more than sixty novelists - over a hundred popular, minor, and mainstream Irish novels - of the 1890-1922 period, largely overlooked until now. In doing so, he exposes the orthodoxy that there was never a real unbroken Irish novel tradition.
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Pub. Date: February 21 2008
Author: FOSTER, JOHN WILSON
Format: Hardback
Stock: 1
Price: €72.40

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Cambridge Companion to the Irish Novel

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ISBN/EAN: 9780521679961
This is the perfect overview of the Irish novel from the seventeenth century to the present day.
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Pub. Date: December 14 2006
Author: FOSTER, JOHN WILSON
Format: Paperback
Stock: 1
Price: €27.99

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Oxford Reading Tree TreeTops Chucklers: Level 12: The Ghost in the Washing Machine

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ISBN/EAN: 9780198391937
This anthology is packed with poems and jokes. Have you ever wondered how aliens drink their tea? Or what's written on a robot's tombstone? Find out about a trampolining queen, then take a sneaky peak at a superhero's diary. Chucklers is a collection of books that make reading a pleasure. The series is edited by award-winning author Jeremy Strong.
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Pub. Date: January 9 2014
Author: FOSTER, JOHN
Format: Paperback
Stock: 1
Price: €10.95


Firefighters during the Troubles: The men and women on the frontline tell their stories

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ISBN/EAN: 9781780732343
Before the outbreak of the Troubles, a typical firefighter's year might have included call-outs to chimney fires, the occasional house fire or road accident, then everything changed, and Northern Ireland's firefighters spent almost every day of the next thirty years racing to the scenes of atrocities, running towards the gravest danger.
Publisher: Colourpoint Creative Ltd
Pub. Date: September 26 2019
Author: WILSON, JOHN
Format: Trade PB
Stock: 8
Price: €14.99


Wilson on Wine 2019 - 5th Edtion

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ISBN/EAN: 9781999307806
This is the fifth edition of Wilson On Wine. Each year John Wilson tastes thousands of wines.The 123 bottles he recommends in this book are among the best he has come across over the last twelve months.
Author: WILSON, JOHN
Format: Hardback
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Wilson on Wine 2020

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ISBN/EAN: 9781999307813
163 of the best wines that John has tasted over the last 12 months. He lists the wines by style and then gives you a little history behind each wine, tasting notes and food to drink them with. He also has a comprehensive list of stockists throughout the country.
Publisher: Wilson on Wines
Author: WILSON, JOHN
Format: Paperback
Stock: 6
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YARD

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ISBN/EAN: 9780863222962
Publisher: Mount Eagle Publications Ltd
Pub. Date: January 5 2002
Author: HAIRE, WILSON JOHN
Format: Paperback
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Price: €8.99

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STEALING SUNLIGHT

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ISBN/EAN: 9781899047611
Publisher: A.& A.Farmar
Pub. Date: October 15 2006
Author: WILSON, REVEREND DR JOHN
Format: Paperback
Stock: 1
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Aftershocks

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ISBN/EAN: 9781786496041
In Aftershocks A. N. Wilson offers a portrait of nature, death and morality. Moved by the real losses of the Christchurch earthquake, this is an extraordinary novel about a community profoundly linked to the land it lives on.
Publisher: Atlantic
Pub. Date: September 6 2018
Author: WILSON, A.N.
Format: Trade PB
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