Cycling world record holder and charity fundraiser James Golding reflects on near death, the extremes of his discipline and the true purpose of life. Originally a hedonistic, materialistic BMXer, Golding's life was changed by a cancer diagnosis aged 27. Unlikely survival led to new perspective and focus on ultra-endurance cycling.
does drawing make one 'see things clearer, and clearer, and clearer still', as Hockney suggests? What significance do different media - from a Lascaux cave wall to an iPad - have for the way we see? What is the relationship between the images we make and the reality around us? This title deals with these questions.
Portrays in microcosm a history made of great human tides of invasion, colonization, emigration, nomadism and tourism. Enriched by cross-cultural comparisons with the history of the American West, this title carves a route through Ireland's history, literature and landscape.
A family story told through a series of lies. Each short chapter features one of these lies and each lie builds to form a picture of a life - Miranda Doyle's life as she struggles to understand her complicated family and her own place within it. It is about love, family and marriage.
'He is the American Alan Bennett - or would be, if Bennett had a history of serious substance abuse and a higher tolerance for sick humour' Times Literary Supplement 'He makes me laugh so much. In an era when US satire is outpacing our own he's a sharp, humane and hilarious voice that never fails to make you smile - and sometimes weep.'