Fintan Buckley is a pleasant, rather conventional and unimaginative man, who works as a legal adviser in an import/export firm in Dublin. He lives in Howth and is married ...

Nigel Fountain

'The lamps are going out all over Europe; we shall not see them lit again in our lifetime.' Sir Edward Grey, British foreign secretary, 3 August 1914

When the Lamps ...

Since his precise, potent and subtle portraits of Northern Irish life first came to public attention in the 1970s, Tom Paulin has been an unmissable writer on the contemporary poetry ...

Edinburgh, 1991. Having flunked her exams, nineteen-year-old Luisa McKenzie finds herself back at school - this time working as a classroom assistant. Instead of leading a new 'sophisticated' life as a ...

The brain builds a narrative to steady us from moment to moment, but it is absolutely an illusion. There is no me, there is no you, and there is certainly ...

The eruption of protests in Turkey in June 2013 laid bare the tensions accrued over a decade of economically successful but increasingly autocratic rule by the religious Justice and Development ...

Nicholas Slopen has been dead for months. So when a man claiming to be Nicholas turns up to visit an old girlfriend, deception seems the only possible motive.

Yet nothing ...

Appointment with Yesterday (1972), Celia Fremlin's eighth novel, concerns a woman who calls herself Milly Barnes. But this is not her real name - for 'Milly' is on the run ...

From the author of Maps for Lost Lovers and The Wasted Vigil comes a searing, exquisitely written novel set in Pakistan and Afghanistan in the months following 9/11 - a ...

There are moments when the many, through the few, become one.

At the 2011 Rugby World Cup a young Welsh side, captained by the 22-year-old Sam Warburton, captured the imagination ...

When Emma Brockes was ten years old, her mother said 'One day I will tell you the story of my life and you will be amazed.'

Growing up in a ...

A mesmerising debut that begins with a baby left on the steps of the YMCA and uncovers the true meaning of identity, family and the place we call home.

Abandoned ...

A magisterial narrative of the most turbulent decade in Anglo-Irish history: a decade of unleashed passions that came close to destroying the parliamentary system and to causing civil war in ...

Eighty-two years old, and recently widowed, Sheldon Horowitz has grudgingly moved to Oslo, with his grand-daughter and her Norwegian husband. An ex-Marine, he talks often to the ghosts of his ...

The Irish Famine was one of the worst peacetime disasters ever to strike a European country. This is the first serious and popular account of the catastrophe for many years ...

Lucy Wadham’s first work of non-fiction is a candid and funny account of her long and tumultuous love affair with France, her adoptive land. At the age of eighteen ...

Fintan Buckley is a pleasant, rather conventional and unimaginative man, who works as a legal adviser in an import/export firm in Dublin. He lives in Howth and is married ...

Dublin. Midsummer. While absent in New York, the celebrated actor Molly Fox has loaned her house to a playwright friend, who is struggling to write a new work. Over the ...

Most Irish people agree on two things: that they're supposed to live in a republic and that they don't. As the Republic of Ireland approaches the centenary of ...

Edinburgh, 1991. Having flunked her exams, nineteen-year-old Luisa McKenzie finds herself back at school - this time working as a classroom assistant. Instead of leading a new 'sophisticated' life as a ...

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