Sunday, November 20, 2011 23:12
I recently attended a Reading in Kilkeel Library by acclaimed local author Eoin McNamee. It was well worth the effort!
Saturday, July 30, 2011 9:54
If you are very quick indeed, you might still purchase an advanced copy of Rose Brennan’s CD String of Pearls from the Festival Office, Rostrevor Square! I have my precious copy…
Monday, April 18, 2011 10:39
Michael J Murphy writes [Mountain Year, Blackstaff ’64 ] of the woman on the farm of time ago.
Sunday, April 10, 2011 18:35
‘Sunshine and oranges’ … what was promised to the ‘orphan’ children who were seized and exported to the antipodes to become victims of abuse. There is an excellent film of the name just released and there follows a review: then a tribute to the Newry children who suffered this fate.
Monday, February 7, 2011 11:27
I have finally completed Bill Bryson’s At Home, another of my Christmas present books. 500 pages packed tight with fascinating detail of personal and family life through the ages, it is a ‘must-read’.
Wednesday, January 5, 2011 12:26
You can tell a lot about a person by quickly scanning their bookshelves, almost as much as you can by listing their friends, their musical or artistic tastes or their leisure pursuits.
Wednesday, October 13, 2010 12:59
I have to confess a deep-felt preference for rhyming over blank verse (and remain much-amused by Hewitt’s sonnet on the subject) and regret that Seamus Heaney – in his latest anthology Human Chain – continues to forsake the former in favour of the latter.
Tuesday, May 11, 2010 9:02
Patricia Falvey, who was born in Bessbrook and now splits her time between here and Dallas, makes a strong fiction debut with The Yellow House, a stirring romantic drama set during the nascent period of "the troubles" that tore Ireland apart throughout the 20th century.
Saturday, May 8, 2010 18:53
It is rare that a new novel’s content lives up to the blurb on the jacket: "a must-read for any true crime fan", we are told here, but in this case it is all that, and more!