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A Life In Postcards: Melosina Lenox-conyngham

Grene, Sophia
Edited by her niece Sophia Grene, the anthology 'A Life in Postcards' is divided into several sections, each introduced by members of the family or friends, who round out a sense of the writer's life. Melosina Lenox- Conyngham's writings are rich with a delightful sense of humour and her ironic, quizzical pleasure in the world is contagious.

A Life in Trauma: Memoirs of an Emergency Physician

Luke, Chris
Lessons from a life on the healthcare frontline from one of Ireland's most-respected doctors.

A Listening Ear: More Stories from the Heart of Rural Ireland

Healy-Rae, Michael
With Time to Talk, Michael Healy-Rae established himself as a new storyteller, steeped in the traditions of rural Ireland. In A Listening Ear, his superior storytelling skills come once again to the fore, as he reveals more tales from his Kerry childhood, and brings us back to the countryside and characters that we have grown to love. With his quick wit and remarkable observations, Michael is a consummate chronicler of rural life and the charm of local heroes and happenings.

A Monk Swimming

McCourt, Malachy
An entertaining memoir of a rollicking life in New York of an Irish immigrant.

A Page from My Life: A Selection of Stories from Ray D'Arcy Show Listeners

D'Arcy, Ray
'We asked listeners to be honest, creative, funny, engaging and evocative in their writing ... to try to make us laugh, cry and think. We never imagined we would get the quantity and quality of entries that we did for A Page from My Life.' - Ray D'Arcy

A Pity Youth Does Not Last: Reminiscences of the Last of the Great Blasket Island's Poets and Storytellers

O'Guiheen, Micheel
The only English translation available of the reflections of the son of Peig Sayers, the last of the Great Blasket poets and storytellers.

A Prayer Before Dawn: A Nightmare in Thailand

Billy Moore travelled to Thailand to escape a life of drug addiction and alcoholism, but relapsed after trying ya ba - a highly addictive form of methamphetamine. Moore's life descended into chaos, drug dealing and violence in Thailand until he was imprisoned in Klong Prem, a place where life has no value. This is no ordinary prison memoir; it's the story of one man's struggle to survive.

A Proper Person to be Detained

Czerkawska, Catherine
On Christmas Night in 1881, John Manley, a poor son of Irish immigrants living in the slums of Leeds, was fatally stabbed in a drunken quarrel. The frightened murderer went on the run, knowing that capture could see him hang..

A Return to Duty

Dunlop, Clodagh
Imagine you are 35 years old, fit and healthy. Now imagine waking up and being unable to move or talk. How would you feel if you could see and hear perfectly, if you were aware of everything going on around you, but couldn’t show it? How would anyone know you were there?

A Single Headstrong Heart

Myers, Kevin
A memoir like no other, passionate, intelligent and revealing of both the age and the individual.

A Song for Bridget: The prequel to Finding Tipperary Mary

Whitsell, Phyllis
Based on the real life of Bridget Mary Larkin, aka Tipperary Mary. Set in 1950s Ireland, we follow the traumatic story of a young girl torn from the love of her life and beaten and raped by her own brother. When her daughter, Phyllis, is born she is forced to give her up. But will she reunite with her true love again...?