Based in a Dublin hospital with scenes of today. The squalor of a century ago is captured perfectly here. Alongside the frontline heroes, sadness abounds. Snippets of a war no soldier wanted and most misunderstood and a country rising to demand its own voice in poverty and hunger.
Why NHS Charities together
Hope Publications publish new book in aid of NHS Charities together. Great gig memories out end of November
2019 – A Year in Books, How was it for you
A list of books read in 2019. Did I make it to 52?
Book of the week – A year with the Dubs
A year with the dubsDaire Whelan Gill and Macmillan I love reading history books. Of course what defines history? Yesterday? Last century? If it happened it’s history as far as I’m concerned so a book about dublin gaa in 2008 is an historical artifact. This book was written in a different era, the tiger in … Continue reading Book of the week – A year with the Dubs
Book of the Week – An Ireland Worth Fighting For
We face a choice between stability and chaos or continue with failed policies of the past 50 years as opposed to taking a radically different direction based on lessons learned
Book of the Week – GPO Garrison, Easter Week 1916
The GPO Garrison Easter Week 1916 A Biographical dictionary Jimmy wren Geography publications It is the centenary of the Easter rising this year. 100 years on from an historic event and we will continue to be plagued with books on the matter, and rightly so. Many will tell stories of what happened, some may even … Continue reading Book of the Week – GPO Garrison, Easter Week 1916
100 year old man going strong
The one hundred year old man who climbed out of the window and disappeared published by Hesperus Press It's been a long time since I was in school. Back in those days it was something that got in the way of playing football or playing cards or hanging around talking about football or cards. There … Continue reading 100 year old man going strong
The family fang – reviewed
The family fang by Kevin Wilson published by picador books This is a smart story. The concept behind the whole thing is compelling. 2 people interested in challenging people's perceptions in the name of art become husband and wife (for real after many times doing it for their art) and have a family. The conundrum … Continue reading The family fang – reviewed