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A Cocoon with a View

Taylor, Alice
Am I cocooning or self-isolating? In today's climate both words mean the same thing, but it's amazing the different picture each word paints in our subconscious. Alice Taylor explores wellbeing, what community now means and so many other topics thrown into sharp relief by the arrival of COVID19.

A Day at a Time


A Delicate Wildness: The Life and Loves of David Thomson, 1914-1988

Vignoles, Julian
David Thomson was the author of the classic memoir Woodbrook (1976). He was a Scotsman who became an honorary Irishman, writer, folklorist and radio producer. He was described by his friend Seamus Heany as having a 'delicate wildness'. Julian Vignoles' biography describes a talented man who shirked the literati and drank with the London homeless.

A Dream Unfolds: The Story of Nano Nagle

Fox, Noela

A Eileen Gray: A House Under the Sun

Malterre-Barthes, Charlotte
An intimate and inventively presented biography of Eileen Gray, an industrial designer who made revolutionary work with lacquer and whose architectural opus, E1027, has long been incorrectly attributed to Le Corbusier.

A Force for Justice: The Maurice McCabe Story Updated Edition

Clifford, Michael
A Force For Justice reveals the story behind the scenes, of one man struggling to survive in the most challenging of circumstances. It is a dramatic account of a garda sergeant's journey from a rural outpost into the heart of the Irish political and legal system.

A Force Like No Other: The real stories of the RUC men and women who policed the Troubles

Breen, Colin
In 1983, Interpol named Northern Ireland the most dangerous place in the world to be a police officer. Now, for the first time, the men and women who policed the Troubles tell their stories in their own words.

A Happy Type of Sadness:: A Journey Through Irish Country Music

Martin, Kevin
A comprehensive and positive account of the history of Country and Irish music.

A Hut at the Edge of the Village

Moriarty, John
In this small book of big thoughts, award-winning author, mythologist and storyteller Martin Shaw situates Moriarty's work with respect to our eco-conscious era and a readership seeking spiritual and philosophical guidance.

A Kick Against The Pricks: The Autobiography

Norris, David
In these pages, David Norris reveals for the first time the full, no-holds-barred story of his presidential campaign, and of how he recovered from the turmoil.A Kick Against the Pricks is a brilliant, deeply revealing autobiography, a remarkable journey from the margins to the centre of Irish society.

A Kid from Legagihney

Homorous Reflections and Inspirations from Growing Up in Ireland and Being an Active Catholic Priest.

A Leaf in the Wind : An Irishman's Memoir

Cullen, Michael
The life and times of Mathew Cullen, who owned the Colamore Hotel, later the Dalkey Island Hotel, will be published later this year. The book, entitled A Leaf in the Wind (Gregmar Books), starts with an account of Cullen’s early years in the Co Louth village of Castlebellingham, before his family’s move to the outskirts of Dublin in 1908 - to Portobello, then known as ‘Little Jerusalem’.