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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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Paddy Rossmore: Photographs

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ISBN/EAN: 9781843517689
Paddy Rossmore: Photography records half a century of the travels made by Lord Rossmore and his companions the Knight of Glin, Desmond FitzGerald, and Mariga Guinness of the Irish Georgian Society. The visual record made by Rossmore provides a unique archive dedicated to preserving the landscape of a bygone era.
Publisher: The Lilliput Press Ltd
Pub. Date: August 1 2019
Author: ROSSMORE, PADDY
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Did That Actually Happen?

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ISBN/EAN: 9781444750416
With characteristic wry humour, columnist and broadcaster Paddy Duffy recounts the ridiculous but true stories that make Irish politics what it is: intriguing, amusing and completely daft as a brush
Publisher: Hachette Books Ireland
Pub. Date: October 17 2013
Author: DUFFY, PADDY
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Moinear An Chroi

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ISBN/EAN: 6660012180257
Author: BUSHE PADDY
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Life After Life - Guilford Four Memoir (Unbroken)

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ISBN/EAN: 9780717172474
Today, Paddy Armstrong is a husband and father, and it has been over twenty-seven years since his conviction was quashed. But the memory of his experiences lives on. For the first time and with unflinching candour, he lays bare the experiences of those years and their aftermath.
Publisher: Gill
Pub. Date: March 1 2017
Author: ARMSTRONG, PADDY
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TO MAKE THE STONES SING

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ISBN/EAN: 9780863275418
Publisher: Merlin Publishing
Pub. Date: June 1 1996
Author: BUSHE, PADDY
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Merger

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ISBN/EAN: 9780955556005
Publisher: Shadowhawk Publishing
Pub. Date: March 23 2007
Author: KELLY, PADDY
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Pete's Magic Pants: The Lost Dinosaur

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ISBN/EAN: 9781405279130
A hilarious new picture book series in which one boy's very magic pants take him on some unbelievable adventures!

When Pete finds a suitcase packed with amazing MAGIC PANTS no one could predict the adventures that are about to happen! In his first adventure, Pete's magic pants pelt him back to prehistoric times - wow!
Publisher: Egmont UK Ltd
Pub. Date: June 30 2016
Author: KEMPSHALL, PADDY
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Free Spirit Dialogue with Margaret AnnCusack the Nun of Kenmare

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ISBN/EAN: 9781530564675
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This Too Will Pass

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ISBN/EAN: 9781782183587
Life can be very challenging in our fast-paced society. Watching the news on television or reading the newspapers, is often a very negative experience. Many people are struggling with depression, addiction and severe financial problems. Stories of hope and joy are often elusive.
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Pub. Date: April 30 2019
Author: BYRNE, PADDY
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Mournes Waalks

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ISBN/EAN: 9781847171412
Thirty-two walks explore the Mournes, taking in rugged coast, high mountains, forest parks and low-level farmlands. The routes lie within the Mourne Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, and include Slieve Croob and the north-east coastline.
Publisher: O'Brien Press Ltd
Pub. Date: March 1 2009
Author: DILLON, PADDY
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