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  • The Vogue

    The Vogue

    Eoin McNamee
    9780571331611
    Paperback
    272
    LONGLISTED FOR THE GORDON BURN PRIZE 2019‘A wonderfully eerie, tragic read. I read it with my heart in my mouth.’ Anna Burns, Man Booker Prize-winning author of Milkman‘A captivating tale about secrets, repression and the falsity of history.’ Guardian Books of the YearLate 1944: two teenagers dance the Vogue in silence on the floor of the Pirnmill Aerodrome. She is the minister’s daughter and should be at home; he loses the bet they make that night. Decades later, a ghost returns to Morne to identify a body found in the shifting sands. Names have long since changed and children long since cast out, but some things refuse to be forgotten. Set against an eerie coastal landscape awash with secrets, The Vogue is an unforgettable novel of ghosts, lies and vengeance.
  • I Am Dynamite!

    I Am Dynamite!

    Sue Prideaux
    9780571336227
    Paperback
    464
    The Times Biography of the YearWinner of the Hawthornden Prize 2019Longlisted for the Rathbones Folio Prize 2019Longlisted for the Cundhill History Prize 2019Longlisted for the HWA Non-Fiction Prize 2019‘Outstanding.’ The Sunday Times ‘A revelation.’ Guardian ‘Wonderful.’ The Times ‘Riveting.’ New StatesmanFriedrich Nietzsche’s work rocked the foundation of Western thinking and continues to permeate our culture, high and low – yet he is one of history’s most misunderstood philosophers. Sue Prideaux’s myth-shattering book brings readers into the world of a brilliant, eccentric and deeply troubled man, illuminating the events and people that shaped his life and work. I Am Dynamite! is the essential biography for anyone seeking to understand Nietzsche, the philosopher who foresaw – and sought solutions to – our own troubled times.
  • Shell Life on the Seashore

    Shell Life on the Seashore

    Philip Street
    9780571354450
    Paperback
    240
    'Armed with this intrepid survey, we can see a brave new world down there on the beach ... Exquisite revelation, of the most wonderful, watery kind.' - Philip HoareFor many, the highlights of seaside holidays are rockpooling and gathering the glorious array of shells left strewn on the beach after the receding tide. Attracted by the infinite variety of shapes and colours, visitors can never resist making a souvenir collection of their own - but little do they suspect the fascinating lives of the animals who once occupied them. What if each shell had a story of its own to tell us, if only we knew the language? Mr Street’s delightful, informative guide uncovers the secret history of each common shell, revealing not only which marine creature once inhabited it but the unique challenges of its watery habitat it had to solve. From barnacles to oysters, cockles to sea slugs, winkles to carnivorous snails, molluscs and lesser-known members of the octopus family, Shell Life on the Seashore is the essential primer for recognising and collecting both these curious specimens and the 'empties' they leave behind - and will greatly increase the old-fashioned pleasures of a coastal holiday for all the family.
  • The Falconer

    The Falconer

    Dana Czapnik
    9780571355938
    Paperback
    288
    ‘An electric debut’ New York Times ‘Exhilarating’ Claire Messud ‘Deeply affecting’ Salman RushdieA new coming-of-age classic, an early '90s New York-set novel of love, basketball, art and feminismSeventeen-year-old Lucy Adler, a street-smart, trash-talking baller, is often the only girl on the public courts. Lucy’s inner life is a contradiction. She’s by turns quixotic and cynical, insecure and self-possessed and, despite herself, is in unrequited love with her best friend and pick-up teammate Percy, son of a prominent New York family who is trying to resist his upper crust fate.As Lucy questions accepted notions of success, bristling against her own hunger for male approval, she is drawn into the world of a pair of provocative female artists living in what remains of New York’s bohemia. In her hit US debut, Dana Czapnik memorably captures the voice of a young woman in the first flush of freedom searching for an authentic way to live and love.

Award-winning books

  • Three Poems

    Three Poems

    Hannah Sullivan
    9780571337675
    Paperback
    80
    WINNER OF THE 2018 T S ELIOT PRIZE FOR POETRYHannah Sullivan’s debut collection is a revelation – three long poems of fresh ambition, intensity and substance. Though each poem stands apart, their inventive and looping encounters make for a compelling unity. ‘You, Very Young in New York’ captures a great American city, in all its alluring detail. It is a wry and tender study of romantic possibility, disappointment, and the obduracy of innocence. ‘Repeat until Time' begins with a move to California and unfolds into an essay on repetition and returning home, at once personal and philosophical. ‘The Sandpit after Rain’ explores the birth of a child and the loss of a father with exacting clarity. In Three Poems, readers will experience Sullivan's work with the same exhilaration as they might the great modernising poems of Eliot and Pound, but with the unique perspective of a brilliant new female voice.
  • Milkman

    Milkman

    Anna Burns
    9780571338757
    Paperback
    368
    WINNER OF THE MAN BOOKER PRIZE 2018SHORTLISTED FOR THE RATHBONES FOLIO PRIZE 2019SHORTLISTED FOR THE WOMEN'S PRIZE FOR FICTION 2019SHORTLISTED FOR THE ORWELL PRIZE FOR POLITICAL FICTION 2019‘Blazing.’ Daily Telegraph‘Outstanding.’ New Statesman‘A triumph.’ Guardian ‘Utterly compelling.’ Irish Times ‘The best Booker winner in years.’ MetroIn an unnamed city, where to be interesting is dangerous, an eighteen-year-old woman has attracted the unwanted and unavoidable attention of a powerful and frightening older man, 'Milkman'. In this community, where suggestions quickly become fact, where gossip and hearsay can lead to terrible consequences, what can she do to stop a rumour once it has started? Milkman is persistent, the word is spreading, and she is no longer in control . . .
  • The Immeasurable World

    The Immeasurable World

    William Atkins
    9780571319749
    Paperback
    416
    WINNER OF THE STANFORD DOLMAN TRAVEL WRITING AWARD 2019One third of the earth’s land surface is desert, much of it desolate and inhospitable. What is it about this harsh environment that has captivated humankind throughout history? Travelling to five continents over three years, William Atkins discovers a realm that is as much internal as physical. From the contested borderlands of the USA to Australia’s nuclear test zones, via Nevada’s riotous Burning Man festival and the ancient monasteries of Egypt, he illuminates the people, history, nature and symbolism of these remarkable but often volatile places.
  • Normal People

    Normal People

    Sally Rooney
    9780571334650
    Paperback
    288
    THE NUMBER ONE SUNDAY TIMES AND TOP FIVE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERA BBC ONE DRAMA ADAPTATION CURRENTLY IN PRODUCTIONWINNER OF THE COSTA NOVEL AWARD 2018WINNER OF THE AN POST IRISH BOOK AWARDS NOVEL OF THE YEARWINNER OF NOVEL OF THE YEAR AND BOOK OF THE YEAR AT THE BRITISH BOOK AWARDSWINNER OF THE SPECSAVERS NATIONAL BOOK AWARDS INTERNATIONAL AUTHOR OF THE YEARLONGLISTED FOR THE MAN BOOKER PRIZE 2018LONGLISTED FOR THE WOMEN'S PRIZE FOR FICTION 2019Connell and Marianne grow up in the same small town in the west of Ireland, but the similarities end there. In school, Connell is popular and well-liked, while Marianne is a loner. But when the two strike up a conversation – awkward but electrifying – something life-changing begins. Normal People is a story of mutual fascination, friendship and love. It takes us from that first conversation to the years beyond, in the company of two people who try to stay apart but find they can’t.'The literary phenomenon of the decade.' – GuardianSHORTLISTED FOR THE IRISH NOVEL OF THE YEAR AWARD 2019SHORTLISTED FOR THE RSL ENCORE PRIZE 2019LONGLISTED FOR THE RATHBONES FOLIO PRIZE 2019