Rowan and Tighe have done a great job here of chronicling events around John Delaney. A huge amount of work has gone into presenting the facts, no need for opinions just plain details.
Written eloquently but in a way that tells the stories direct and with great humour this is a solid collection of tales. Maybe another title could have been “life, it’s been good so far. And the craic was mighty”
A story that reminds us that life can take so many roads depending on circumstance
Notes from a nervous planet Matt haigPenguin How can we live in a mad world without going mad. Every thing is faster than it used to be. Our concerny about the future slows us down. So many things to worry about in a world full of pain. We are living twice as long and have … Continue reading Book of the week – Notes from a nervous planet
Henry Shefflin The autobiography Penguin press I don’t know why I keep coming back to autobiographies. Well I do, but i shouldn’t. There’s people I admire as sports people, activists, involved in the arts. Because of that I think I need to read about them just because they publish a book. I know what they … Continue reading Book of the Week – Henry Shefflin: The autobiography
When Skateboards will be free My reluctant political childhood Said Sayrafiezadeh Penguin Press This is not an autobiography but a boys story as he goes from baby to child to adolescent in the shadow of parents active in the socialist workers party. So much of it rings true as the parents set out to change … Continue reading Book of the week: When Skateboards will be free – Said Sayrafiezadeeh
So after completing 27 books in 2016 with a target of 52 I set myself a more realistic target of a book a fortnight for 2017. I was hoping for one a week but thought once a fortnight for a new book would be more manageable. The first book I got through was one we … Continue reading 2017 – A Year in Books
This is the first in a series of how many I eventually do. Rather than writing a review I will ask people to tell me what they are reading and what they like about the book. Kicking it off is Michael McCaughan telling me about Roy Foster's Vivid Faces, the Revolutionary Generation in Ireland 1890 … Continue reading What I’m Reading – Roy Foster – Vivid Faces