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The Forgiveness Fairy is a modern Fairytale about the act of forgiveness. It gently leads the reader through the journey of forgiving.
Born in a Dublin tenement in the middle of the 20th Century, this dead-poor, curious Irish girl escaped to Paris when she was 17 with the help of a nun, a Hollywood actor, and a kind stranger. There she was accepted into the émigré community blacklisted in the McCarthy era.
This is the story of Willie Dwyer and his ten-year journey to redemption—it is 1919 and a decade-old nightmare haunts the Boston “Copper” and Irish immigrant, a legacy of his entanglement in Ireland’s struggle for independence.
Towards A United Ireland contains the personal, the
controversial and the practical: I do not shirk from the challenging
issues therefore I am not afraid to challenge others.
The book opens with some information on my background covering my early life and interest in all politics, international and Irish. I give insights to the evolution from the unionist background into which I was born to becoming a ‘very contented Irishman’ desiring Irish unity.
City Life is a coming of age tale set in the neighborhoods and streets of Chicago, one of Americas most dynamic cities. It's the 1970's and Chicago's Southside is changing along with the rest of America.
Joe Henry and his wife Susan began their roller-coaster ride through life despite the objections of both sets of parents. Add their mismatched social and religious differences into the mix and you have A Recipe for Disaster.
For centuries, fisherman and their families lived on this remote island in stone houses carved into the slope of the hill, supporting themselves by fishing, hunting rabbits, and harvesting oats and potatoes from the almost barren soil.
Do bad things really happen to us for a reason? Escape into the ALL THINGS IRISH shop in Door County, Wisconsin
Wise Irish Women: A Journey of Love, Loyalty, and Friendship to Inspire the Irish Spirit brings together the voices of thirty-six women and their stories covering everything from Irish charm, Irish luck, and Irish love of family, to Irish gumption. “I witnessed the strength and character of the Irish from an early age,” says Patricia Connorton Kagerer, who co-authored the book with her cousin Laura Prendergast Gordon.
In April 1924, the Carmania set sail from Cobh, Co. Cork bound for Philadelphia. Catherine Brennan was one of many passengers on board who hoped to make her fortune. Her life story unfolds at the age of 22. Meeting the bold Maurice Fitzgerald on board ship - her 6 years in Philadelphia living with the rich and returning to the west of Ireland, to seek a husband through a matchmaker.
In Irish Echo editor O'Hanlon's first novel, a shaky assassination thriller, tabloid reporter Nick Bailey gets a tip about the police discovery of a dead priest found hanging off London's Blackfriars Bridge, where Roberto Calvi, a banker implicated in a Vatican financial scandal, died similarly in 1982. Buy the Book!
Following our very successful fundraising and the kind donation made by Mary Golden, the Midfield Development Association has published a folklore book called "A Story Told to Us Last Night”, using a selection of local stories from the 1937/38 National Folklore Collection, plus stories written by the children of 2010 from Midfield National School (22 students took part in 2010).
By combining her love of writing with a life-long fascination with history, she creates historical fiction that both entertains and educates. Buy the Book!
Few countries have been as dramatically transformed in recent years as Ireland. Once a culturally repressed land shadowed by terrorism and on the brink of economic collapse, Ireland finally emerged in the late 1990s as the fastest-growing country in Europe, with the typical citizen enjoying a higher standard of living than the average Brit. Buy This Book!
Gene Tunney, the world heavyweight-boxing champion from 1926 to 1928, seemed an unusual companion for George Bernard Shaw, but Shaw, a world-famous playwright, found the Irish-American athlete to be "among the very few for whom I have established a warm affection." The Prizefighter and the Playwright chronicles the legendary -- but rarely documented -- relationship that formed between this celebrated odd couple.
This book is a sweeping and revealing insider look at court history and the life of William J. Brennan Jr., widely considered the most influential Supreme Court justice of the twentieth century. Buy This Book!
The Wizards of Spin, America's Favorite News Stars is a compilation of satirical fiction based on real news and the news and talk show celebrities who deliver that information to America each day. There are stories based on Oprah Winfrey, Matt Lauer, Diane Sawyer, Chris Matthews, David Letterman, Stephen Colbert, Jon Stewart, Katie Couric, Dennis Miller, Conan O'Brien and many others.
"I wanted to bring one of my heroes, arguably the greatest soldier Scotland has ever produced, to a new generation. Known as James the Good in Scotland, and the Black Douglas in England, this book was a joy to write. His is an extra-ordinary story. His relationship with Robert the Bruce began at the Arrickstane at the head of Annandale in southern Scotland in 1306, and ended in Andulucia in southern Spain in 1330, and is a story writers of fiction would find hard to emulate."
Kathleen Hill s finely wrought novel tells the story of four generations of an Irish-American family that has lived in the same house for almost a century. Grieving the death of her mother and the imminent sale of the house, the narrator sets out to re-create the hidden, intimate lives of those who came before. Through a series of vignettes she conjures a family devastated in each generation by the loss of a child.
Another Pint founder, Kelly Griner has authored a book of Irish pub songs featuring 20 Irish and Scottish songs arranged and tabbed for frailing banjo. He even includes some arrangements in the keys of C and D to be played out of open G tuning. That's right, Kelly does not use a capo or retune when he is performing.
Harvey’s third Michael Kelly novel finds the tough Chicago PI eyeball deep in a burgeoning reign of terror focused on the transit system, the venerable CTA. Kelly witnesses the first murder on an L platform and sets off in hot but futile pursuit.
1. Ending a knitted work.
2. Releasing lines holding a boat to its mooring.
3. Letting go...
Stuart Byrne is a young, beautiful, single businessman who finds his perfect life sabotaged by a growing awareness of his own superficiality.
After a disastrous affair led to her banishment, Cat O'Connell has scraped by, doing whatever she can to make money--even if it's not quite legal. And so She doesn't ask questions when hired to break into the Dublin townhouse of the Earl of Kilronan and take a diary. But this job quickly unravels into disaster when she's caught red-handed by the earl himself, Aidan Douglas.
Eva, a teacher and young mother, is struggling to raise her four-year-old son on her own after the sudden death of her husband and daughter. Mrs. Prendergast, the mysterious and lonely widow next door rumored to have killed her husband thirty years ago and buried him in the backyard, allows Eva to cultivate her unused garden.
Unsung Hero is the true story of Kevin Fulton, who as a boy dreamed of serving the British army, despite the growing tensions between the Crown and his own Catholic community in Northern Ireland. But shortly after achieving his miliatry ambition, it was precisely this status as a loyal subject from a hostile region that led Fulton to be recruited by the intelligence service.
In a small town in 1960s Ireland, a teenage boy is killed in a dreadful accident. His sister, his mother, and a man who is a neighbor, each recalling her or his own life as permanently marked by the absolutely senseless death of the lad, paint in painful but hopeful brushstrokes their versions of the intertwining of love and loss and how the former makes the later endurable.
Ireland, 1959: Young Christopher Hurley is a tinker, a Pavee gypsy, who roams with his father and extended family from town to town, carrying all their worldly possessions in their wagons. Christy carries with him a burden of guilt as well, haunted by the story of his mother's death in childbirth.
What could the occupants of 66 Star Street have in common that would attract the undivided attention of a sharp-witted and intuitive otherworldly spirit?
On the ground floor are newlyweds Maeve and Matt, struggling to overcome a traumatic incident that has threatened their storybook romance, while two flights up lives Katie, a hard-working PR manager for a struggling music label. A refreshing update on Brigit Jones, she just turned 40 and, although her social calender is booked solid, and she's snagged an impressive, wealthy man, she questions her life's purpose.
The most spectacular bust of the global financial crisis was not the bankruptcy of Lehman Brothers or the near-collapse of AIG but the demise of the entire economy of Ireland. Ship of Fools, a gripping financial morality tale, is both an illuminating analysis of the habits of the last decade and a warning for all time.
The truth is, the full story of sex and society in 20th-century Ireland has never been told.
In Occasions of Sin, acclaimed historian Diarmaid Ferriter provides for the first time a complete account of the public and private worlds of Irish sex, covering: abortion, gregnancy, celibacy, contraception, censorship, infanticide, homosexuality, prostitution, marriage, popular culture, and more.
New Collected Poems features the first nine volumes of poetry by Eavon Boland, one of he foremost contempory poets in the English language.
Boland emerged in the 1960s as a powerful new poetic voice in Ireland. Her poems challenged the male-dominated Irish canon, while at the same time situating her within the rich Irish poetic tradition.
Maguire's Inheritance is the first volume in an epic saga being told by Irish historian RM Fitzpatrick. Following seven generations of the Maguire family, the series will cover one family perspective from the Irish Diaspora at the battle of the Boyne, through the famine, to the misery of Irland in the nineteen thirties.
It's the early 1900s in New York and illusionists are the rage. Irish immigrant and PI Molly Murphy and her husband-to-be Police Captain Daniel Sullivan have gone to the theaters to see a few of them.
The most sensational of them all, Harry Houdini, has returned from entertaining European kings and queens, czars and emperors for a brief run on Broadway. But Houdini can't even take the stage when, to the crowd's shock, the opening act goes horribly wrong and an illusionist saws into his assistant.
For many of us, the idea of walking away from our jobs and running a charming B&B in the Irish countryside sounds fabulous. Not so for Lainey Byrne, an events manager in Melbourne who gets a real kick out of controlling the chaos of her professional and personal life ( in other words, telling everyone what to do).
But when Lainey's Aunt May passes away, someone from the Byrne family must return home to Ireland and take over her business for a year in order to collect the inheritance. As uusual, Lainey volunteers, deciding to break up with her sex, sensitive boyfriend "for practical reasons." After all, their work keeps them apart even in Melbourne. How would the relationship survive a year of separation?
The heart-stomping follow-up to Brian McGilloway's acclaimed debut, Gallows Lane continues the compelling series in that captures modern Ireland and showcases a striking new voice in crime writing.
Taking its title from the name of the road down which condemned Donegal criminals were onced led, Gallows Lane once again follows Inspector Benedick Devlin as he investigates a series of murders in the Irish borderlands.
There is a widespread disillusionment among Christians today. As so many teachings and practices seem irrelevant to the deepest yearnings of the human soul, how do we reconcile our institutional religious traditions with our human neature to embrace a deeper spirituality?
When a controversial American senator is attacked during the opening of a Donegal gold mine, Garda Inspector Benedict Devlin is blamed for a lapse in security. The shooting of an illegal immigrant in Belfast the same day leads Devlin to a vicious people-smuggling ring operating in the city. Then Leon Bradley, the young environmentalist who attacked the senator, is found murdered near the site of the mine.
In A Town In-Between, Judith Ridner reveals the influential, turbulent past of a modest, quiet American community. Today Carlisle, Pennsylvania, nestled in the Susquehanna Valley, is far from the nation's political and financial centers. In the eighteenth century; however, Carlisle and its residents stood not only at a geographical crossroads but also at the fulcrum of early American controversies.
A biography of the Persian king who devoted much of his reign to the conquest of Greece.
Edyth, wife of King Harold of England, disappeared forever on the day of the great Battle of Hastings in 1066, taking with her the legitimate heirs to the thrones of England and Wales. This is the story of that amazing woman, who loved and married the King of Wales and then the man who would be King of England, only to witness his historic defeat by the light of Halley's Comet.
In Irish history the Vikings are often seen merely as attackers, but this book gives an account of the wider picture - how the Vikings significantly influenced Irish art and trade and the growth of towns and cities.
Morgan Llywelyn, internationally acclaimed author of such historical masterpieces as Lion of Ireland and the Irish Century series, is also a brilliant author of fantasy. In The Elementals she crafts a unique environmental fantasy from the legends of our ancestors and the fears of our children. The tale sweeps from the dawn of history to our own near future.
A fictionalized biography based on true events in 12th-century England and Ireland, and told in alternating chapters by the principals, Richard de Clare--Strongbow--and Aoife.
From the land of the racehorse, an international bestselling author writes a horse story for children.
Ger Kelly, a tough twelve-year-old, at the centre of whatever mischief takes place in his Dublin neighbourhood, sneaks into the Dublin Horse Show. This is a very posh event and he and his friends are there to cause trouble. Then Ger sees a vision of beauty.
Destined to save his world from Chaos and restore the peace of centuries past, Silverhand seeks the Arcana, the ultimate emblems of cosmic power which contain the ability to create or destroy entire worlds.
This powerful partisan novel by the author of Druids recounts the aftermath of the last concerted attempt by Celtic nobility in Ireland to throw off English domination.
Chronicles the life of Silverhand, a man who has been destined to save a stricken world from the evil forces of Chaos and rebuild his people's home to the level of glory that survives only in their hearts and memories.
The perils of royal succession and a choice between love and glory form the dominant themes of Llywelyn's lively sequel to Lion of Ireland. The previous novel described the rise of High King Brian Boru, who became known as the "Charlemagne of Ireland" after he managed to briefly unite the tribes of the Emerald Isle at the end of the 10th century.
From the daring pirate-queen Grace O'Malley, to the fiery Protestant lawyer Theobald Wolfe Tone, and the courageous priest-patriot Fr John Murphy, Ireland's rebels have come from diverse backgrounds. But they all had one thing in common: they weren't afraid to take on a powerful Establishment and claim their right to self-determination.
For young readers, a story of immense bravery and daring, as Granuaile, the Pirate Queen, takes on the great Norman lords, smuggles weapons and mercenaries for the Ulster Gaelic O'Donnell and O'Neill clans and finally confronts Queen Elizabeth herself.
In the tenth century, the Norsemen assault the minor relatively peaceful Irish Clan. They pilfer, rape, and randomly kill without a second thought. Observing the cruel attack in shock is a young lad, Brian mac Cennedi. He vows that one day there will be vengeance for the wanton death and destruction that the marauders brought to his clan.
In Morgan Llywelyn's The Horse Goddess we follow the life of a daughter of a Keltoi Chieftan. Epona loves her home in the Blue Mountains. She has spent many long hours daydreaming that handsome Govnu, the most skilled and revered smith in all the clans, will break tradition by taking her as his wife. She wants nothing more than to stay in the Blue Mountains and be a good wife.
Devotees of Llywelyn's glorious Celtic fantasy, Druids, will welcome this sequel, a beautifully told adventure story that avoids the usual adventure story clichÈs. After Julius Caesar triumphs over Gaul, the druid Ainvar and his three wives sail west, steering clear of Roman-occupied Albion, to the brilliant green island of Hibernia (so-called because a Roman expedition mistakenly assumed "winter lasted all year" there).
Breaking up is hard to do, especially when it's a split between close male friends in their 20s. In Chris Binchy's astutely observed American debut, the pair in question is David and Alex, Dubliners whose long bond is tested by romantic rivalry and the strains of encroaching adult responsibilities.