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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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Last Footman

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ISBN/EAN: 9781843517658
In the summer of 1964, twenty-one-year-old Gillies MacBain arrives in Dublin off the ferry from England with only his bicycle, a suitcase and a tent to his name. Young, handsome and charismatic, he begins work as a footman in one of the houses of the `dying aristocracy'. Thus begins his foray into the upper echelons of Irish society.
Publisher: The Lilliput Press Ltd
Pub. Date: October 1 2019
Author: MACBAIN, GILLIES
Format: Paperback
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Price: €20.00


Letter Marked Personal

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ISBN/EAN: 9781843517665
A Letter Marked Personal is J.P. Donleavy's last novel, completed in 2007. Set in New York, it relates the interior monologue of forty-nine-year-old Nathan Langriesh Johnson, the founder of a successful lingerie company.
Publisher: The Lilliput Press Ltd
Pub. Date: October 1 2019
Author: DONLEAVY, J.P.
Format: Hardback
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Ethna MacCarthy: Poetry

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ISBN/EAN: 9781843517696
Ethna MacCarthy (1903-59) was a Scholar and a First-Class Moderator at Trinity College Dublin where she taught languages in the thirties and forties before studying medicine. Perhaps best known to posterity for her relationship with Samuel Beckett and appearance in several of his writings.
Publisher: The Lilliput Press Ltd
Pub. Date: September 1 2019
Author: MACCARTHY, ETHNA
Format: Paperback
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From Lucifer to Lazarus: A Life on the Left

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ISBN/EAN: 9781843517641
In From Lucifer to Lazarus: A Life on the Left, Mick O'Reilly shares his experiences as a politician and trade unionist and his unwavering thoughts and insights on controversial, complex issues.
Publisher: The Lilliput Press Ltd
Pub. Date: September 1 2019
Author: O'REILLY, MICK
Format: Paperback
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Skelligs Haul

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ISBN/EAN: 9781843517672
Skelligs Haul is a generous compilation of Michael Kirby's prose and poetry, appealing for his simple, elegant style, his knowledge of unique local lore, and his inimitable observations.
Publisher: The Lilliput Press Ltd
Pub. Date: September 1 2019
Author: KIRBY, MICHAEL
Format: Paperback
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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
Format: Hardback
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Introducing Moriarty

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ISBN/EAN: 9781843517559
Canadian theologian and academic Michael W. Higgins compiles the essential writings of Irish philosopher and mystic, John Moriarty.
Publisher: The Lilliput Press Ltd
Pub. Date: June 30 2019
Author: HIGGINS, MICHAEL
Format: Paperback
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Seamus Mallon: A Shared Home Place

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ISBN/EAN: 9781843517634
Seamus Mallon, Deputy Leader of the SDLP from 1979 to 2001, recounts his happy upbringing in south Armagh as a Catholic in a 90 per cent Protestant village; his turbulent years as a constitutional politician; and his central role in the peace process.
Publisher: The Lilliput Press Ltd
Pub. Date: May 17 2019
Author: MALLON, SEAMUS
Format: Trade PB
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Scar

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ISBN/EAN: 9781843517603
A fearless, candid memoir interweaving the author's descent into depression with a medical and cultural history of this illness.
"The book will be passed from person to person, within families, from doctor to doctor. It will really help people... This is a book that will really matter." - Colm Toibin
Publisher: The Lilliput Press Ltd
Pub. Date: April 30 2019
Author: CREGAN, MARY
Format: Paperback
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Love Notes From A German Building Site

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ISBN/EAN: 9781843517542
This profound and moving novella follows the experience of Paul, an Irish engineer in Berlin involved in the renovation of a commercial building in Alexanderplatz.
Publisher: The Lilliput Press Ltd
Pub. Date: April 4 2019
Author: DUNCAN, ADRIAN
Format: Paperback
Stock: 1
Price: €12.00