Book of the Week – My name is Lucy Barton

My name is Lucy BartonElizabeth strongRandom House Publishing This is a love story, a story of a soldier whose actions in world war 2 haunted him forever. A story of his wives unconditional love and support. A story of poverty. A story of a daughter in hospital with a tortured relationship with her mother who … Continue reading Book of the Week – My name is Lucy Barton

Book Of the Week – Chronicles of our troubled times

Chronicles on our troubled timesThomas PikettyPenguin books This is a series of essays written as Europe was trying to come to terms with a financial crisis. This crisis evolved after the populace saw a 60% increase in wealth being absorbed by 1% of the people. We are still coming to terms with that crash as … Continue reading Book Of the Week – Chronicles of our troubled times

Book of the Week – Another Brooklyn

Another BrooklynJacqueline WoodsonHarper Collins This is a coming of age novel about 4 girls growing up in 1970s bushwick, Brooklyn. You can imagine the summers as they sit on the steps of houses, people playing on the streets with an innocence while the underbelly of the world is just below the surface. Kids oblivious to … Continue reading Book of the Week – Another Brooklyn

Book Of the Week : In Support of an ideal

In support of an ideal Jack Nalty: from east wall to the Ebro  East wall history group A lovely idea from east wall history group. A small booklet telling important stories of people whose actions demand of our attention. Jack Nalty is one of those. A resident of east wall and born into a time in … Continue reading Book Of the Week : In Support of an ideal

Book Of The Week : In On The Killtaker

33 1/3 In in the kill taker Joe gross Bloomsbury I love this 33 1/3 series where you take an album and write a book about it. I love it even more when fugazi are the recipients of the research. In this age of playlists and songs here, songs there it was a privilege to sit … Continue reading Book Of The Week : In On The Killtaker

Book of the Week – Dublin the chaos years

Dublin - The Chaos Years Neil Cotter Penguin Books For many sports fans worldwide Croke Park means very little. For every sport fan in ireland it is the complete opposite. Regardless whether football, hurling or camogie is your thing or not if you’re Irish and interested in sport you know how much an all ireland … Continue reading Book of the Week – Dublin the chaos years

Book of the Week – The Club by Christy O’Connor

The club Christy OConnor Penguin books There’s a small select few that will read this book and recognize their actions being written about. The people who miss weddings because the team they manage have an “important” game on the same day. The team whose players may not even turn up on the day but the … Continue reading Book of the Week – The Club by Christy O’Connor

Book of the Week – Extreme Cities

Extreme cities Ashley Dawson Verso books 50% of the worlds population lives 25 miles or less from sea water. That is expected to increase to 75% in a small number of years. I’m telling you we’re doomed. Well Dawson isn’t quite saying that but you know. Climate change? Devastation. Maybe if you start running now?? … Continue reading Book of the Week – Extreme Cities

2018 A year of books

Books 2018 Wow, I can't believe I've done it. I set myself a challenge a couple of years ago of trying to get through 1 book a week and after passing the 1 dozen mark the first year I was beginning to think it was all a bit too much of an ask. Life is … Continue reading 2018 A year of books

Book of the Week: The Boy on the shed

The Boy On The Shed Paul Ferris Hidden and stoughton What a fascinating journey life takes many of us on. We all have the story, we all have interesting tales along the way. We all have a book in us. Ferris’s remarkable journey is told by him in this book. A mam who survived a … Continue reading Book of the Week: The Boy on the shed