• Early summer in Glendara and the town's literary festival, Glenfest, is about to begin with Phyllis Kettle, the bookshop owner, at the helm. The big news is that Gavin Featherstone, the peninsula's bestselling but reclusive writer, has been persuaded to take part. An eager crowd awaits his first public appearance in ten years. Unexpectedly charming, he is just about to read from his new memoir when he collapses and dies on stage... Solicitor Benedicta 'Ben' O'Keefe discovers that she holds Featherstone's will at the office, drafted by her predecessor. But just as it is confirmed that the author's death was murder, his assistant appears in Ben's office, brandishing a rival will which is very different from the one Ben has. Ben and Sergeant Tom Molloy are thrown into an investigation where they are pitted against a killer who has nothing left to lose... Published 25th January 2024 - Order Now.
  • This is the age of vice, where pleasure and power are everything, and the family ties that bind can also kill. New Delhi, 3 a.m. A speeding Mercedes jumps the kerb, and in the blink of an eye five people are dead. It's a rich man's car, but when the dust settles there is no rich man at all, just a shell-shocked servant who cannot explain the strange series of events that led to this crime. Nor can he foresee the dark drama that is about to unfold. Deftly shifting through time and perspective in contemporary India, Age of Vice is an epic, action-packed story propelled by the seductive wealth, startling corruption, and bloodthirsty violence of the Wadia family - loved by some, loathed by others, feared by all. In the shadow of lavish estates, extravagant parties, predatory business deals, and calculated political influence, three lives become dangerously intertwined: Ajay is the watchful servant, born into poverty, who rises through the family's ranks. Sunny is the playboy heir who dreams of outshining his father, whatever the cost. And Neda is the curious journalist caught between morality and desire. Against a sweeping plot fueled by loss, pleasure, greed, yearning, violence, and revenge, will these characters' connections become a path to escape, or a trigger of further destruction? Equal parts crime thriller and family saga, transporting readers from the dusty villages of Uttar Pradesh to the urban energy of New Delhi, Age of Vice is an intoxicating novel of gangsters and lovers, false friendships, forbidden romance, and the consequences of corruption. It is binge-worthy entertainment at its literary best. 'The story is unputdownable . . . This is how it's done when it's done exactly right' Stephen King Published 19th January 2024 - Order Now.
  • The Sunday Times bestselling author of Snow and April in Spain returns with Strafford and Quirke's most troubling case yet. 1950s Dublin, in a lock-up garage in the city, the body of a young woman is discovered, an apparent suicide. But pathologist Dr Quirke and Detective Inspector Strafford soon suspect foul play. The victim's sister, a newspaper reporter from London, returns to Dublin to join the two men in their quest to uncover the truth. But, as they explore her links to a wealthy German family in County Wicklow, and to investigative work she may have been doing in Israel, they are confronted with an ever-deepening mystery. With relations between the two men increasingly strained, and their investigation taking them back to the final days of the Second World War, can they join the pieces of a hidden puzzle? 'John Banville is one of the best novelists in English.' Guardian 'Superb and shocking, more than a touch of genius.' The Times Published 18th January 2024 - Order Now.
  • The children always played in the Giant's garden, but when he returned after years away, he said, 'What are you doing here?' and the children fled. 'My own garden is my own garden,' said the Giant; 'anyone can understand that, and I will allow nobody to play in it but myself.' Oscar Wilde's classic tale of compassion and forgiveness is one of the most beautiful stories in the English language. With magnificent illustrations by Ritva Voutila, this is a book for the whole family to treasure. ISBN 9781911679677
  • The Selfish Giant has a beautiful garden, but he won't let any of the children play in it. Winter comes and never leaves, until the power of love brings Spring and joy into the Giant's garden and his heart... Illustrated by: Alexis Deacon ISBN 9780099475866
  • Staff Pick: "A short story collection now and again is good for the soul – and the attention span! This collection is McCann at his finest, with darkly sparkling stories that explore life in all its many colours; from the yellow-socked sister who is smuggled into the country, to the chatty beautician, to farmer Cathal and his unique lake. Whether you like to savour every word or devour them all in one sitting, don’t miss these glorious stories." Rebekah.
  • 'I can resist everything except temptation'... Oscar Wilde is probably the most quoted and quotable man in history. His genius manifested itself in his plays and poetry but he is equally famous for his penetrating wit, humour and brilliant repartee. Wilde boasted that he could talk spontaneously on any subject, a claim borne out by the range and scope of the examples in this collection. Containing hundreds of profound, profane and humorous quotations from Oscar Wilde on a range of subjects, this fantastic selectionA delightful and entertaining book which illuminates a personality unlikely ever to be forgotten.
  • Following the events of one single day in Dublin, the 16th of June 1904, and what happens to the characters Stephen Dedalus, Leopold Bloom and his wife Molly, Ulysses is a monument to the human condition. It has survived censorship, controversy and legal action, and even been deemed blasphemous, but remains an undisputed modernist classic: ceaselessly inventive, garrulous, funny, sorrowful, vulgar, lyrical and ultimately redemptive. It confirms Joyce's belief that literature 'is the eternal affirmation of the spirit of man'. This new edition is based on the original 1922 edition, now the preferred text of Joyce's masterwork, and includes an introduction by Declan Kiberd. Published 2nd May 2024 - Order Now.
  • Vol 9 of Winter Papers Ireland’s annual arts anthology is published by Curlew Editions. It offers fiction, non-fiction, poetry, photography, visual arts, along with interviews and in conversation pieces on writing, film, theatre, photography and music. Contributors and interviewees include: Gaia Baldassarri · Caolán Barron · Orla Barry · Stephen Brophy · Dean Browne · Jim Carroll · Ishmael Claxton · Emily Cooper · Rob Doyle · Gareth Evans · Maria Fusco · Marie Gethins · Vona Groarke · Edwina Guckian · Conor Horgan · Siobhán Kane · Roisin Kiberd · Kathleen MacMahon · Caroline Mac Cathmhaoil · Jake McAuliffe · Niamh McCann · Peter Murphy · Kerri ní Dochartaigh · Timothy O’Grady · Lianne O’Hara · Jess Raymon · Susan Tomaselli · David Toms · Hilary A White Winter Papers Vol. 9 is a 184pp cloth-covered, thread-sewn hardback book. The cover is hand-finished with coloured foil blocking and the pages are printed on 120gsm Munken Pure. Edited by Kevin Barry and Olivia Smith. Kevin Barry is the award winning author of the novels Night Boat to Tangier, Beatlebone and City of Bohane and the story collections That Old Country Music, Dark Lies the Island and There are Little Kingdoms. Olivia Smith has published widely as an academic.
  • The sequel to the prize-winning, bestselling novel Brooklyn. A man with an Irish accent knocks on Eilis Fiorello's door on Long Island and in that moment everything changes. Eilis and Tony have built a secure, happy life here since leaving Brooklyn - perhaps a little stifled by the in-laws so close, but twenty years married and with two children looking towards a good future. And yet this stranger will reveal something that will make Eilis question the life she has created. For the first time in years she suddenly feels very far from home and the revelation will see her turn towards Ireland once again. Back to her mother. Back to the town and the people she had chosen to leave behind. Did she make the wrong choice marrying Tony all those years ago? Is it too late now to take a different path? Long Island is Colm Toibin's masterpiece: an exquisite, exhilarating novel that asks whether it is possible to truly return to the past and renew the great love that seemed gone forever. Published 23rd May 2024 - Order Now.
  • The sequel to the prize-winning, bestselling novel Brooklyn. A man with an Irish accent knocks on Eilis Fiorello's door on Long Island and in that moment everything changes. Eilis and Tony have built a secure, happy life here since leaving Brooklyn - perhaps a little stifled by the in-laws so close, but twenty years married and with two children looking towards a good future. And yet this stranger will reveal something that will make Eilis question the life she has created. For the first time in years she suddenly feels very far from home and the revelation will see her turn towards Ireland once again. Back to her mother. Back to the town and the people she had chosen to leave behind. Did she make the wrong choice marrying Tony all those years ago? Is it too late now to take a different path? Long Island is Colm Toibin's masterpiece: an exquisite, exhilarating novel that asks whether it is possible to truly return to the past and renew the great love that seemed gone forever. Published 23rd May 2024 - Order Now.
  • Ghost Mountain, is a simple fable-like novel about a mountain that appears suddenly, and the way in which its manifestation ripples through the lives of characters in the surrounding community. It looks at the uncertain fragile sense of self we hold inside ourselves, and our human compulsion to project it into the uncertain word around us, whether we're ready or not. It is also about the presence of absence, and how it shadows us in our lives. Mountains are at once unmistakably present yet never truly fathomable. Published 24th May 2024 - Order Now.
  • A reissue of the stunning debut story collection from the author of Foster and the Booker Prize shortlised Small Things Like These. A secret one-night tryst in the city. A sister's revenge. A love-struck doctor. A missing girl. In Antarctica, an astonishing sequence of stories, one of our most gifted writers illuminates human longing and fallibility in all its variety. 'A beautiful, tender work of great clarity.' Sebastian Barry 'Among the finest contemporary stories written recently in English.' Observer
  • Irish language edition of The Slug and the Snail. Drawn from the Irish Traveller storytelling tradition, DeBhairduin's tale is a gentle allegory about difference, self-acceptance and different ways of seeing the world. Two slugs travel happily together as brothers, until they meet a crow who shows them that they have no home.Ashamed, one of the slugs decides to make himself a home, and calls himself snail. The brothers grow apart andbecome suspicious of each other. The slug with no shell-house feels ashamed until he learns to see that the very road he travels is his home, and so he shall never be homeless. The happy slug no longer sees himself through the judging eyes of others, but proudly asserts his place in the world. Great for Ages 1-7.
  • 'Working with homeless people has totally changed me, turned me inside out and upside down. They've challenged my values, they've changed the way I see Irish society, they've changed the way I see God, they've done everything for me.' - Fr Peter McVerryPublished to celebrate the fortieth anniversary of Peter McVerry Trust, this book tells the story of the people behind it. The forty voices range from Paddy Fay, the first resident of Fr Peter McVerry's Tabor House hostel in 1979, to other service providers, sponsors, fundraisers and board members. Published to celebrate the fortieth anniversary of Peter McVerry Trust, this book tells the story of the people behind it. The forty voices range from Paddy Fay, the first resident of Fr Peter McVerry's Tabor House hostel in 1979, to other service providers, sponsors, fundraisers and board members. Media voices include: Miriam O'Callaghan, Linda Martin, Rick O'Shea, Matt Cooper, Claire Byrne and Ray D'Arcy. With photos spanning forty years, including from Peter and contributors, this book highlights the impact that Peter and the charity have made, especially as Ireland's largest provider of Housing First services.
  • A follow up to the hugely successful Why The Moon Travels, Twiggy Woman is a collection of Irish Traveller folklore ghost stories with eerie illustrations throughout by Helena Grimes. Publishing in time for Halloween, the stories here have never really been written or brought into mainstream English before. A collection of traveller folk tales and tales of the supernatural.
  • On their arrival in Trieste in 1904, James Joyce left Norah Barnacle outside a railway station while he went to scare up money. He got embroiled in a fight with a couple of sailors and was locked up for his troubles. A penniless Norah was left alone for almost an entire day and night sitting on their suitcases at the station in a city where she knew no one and where she didn't speak the language. In real life, Norah waited for him. This novel asks - what if she hadn't? In Penelope Unbound, one of our greatest living novelists weaves a spellbinding speculative history. By unhooking Norah from her famous husband, Morrissy gives her a compelling new voice, with heartbreak and humanity all her own. Sensual, inventive and uproariously funny, Penelope Unbound reimagines a Joycean heroine for the 21st century.
  • As Ballina prepares for its biggest weekend of the year, the simmering feud between small-time dealer, Cillian English, and County Mayo's fraternal enforcers, Gabe and Sketch Ferdia, spills over into violence and an ugly ultimatum. When the reclusive Dev answers his door on Friday night he finds Doll - Cillian's bruised, sullen, teenage brother - in the clutches of Gabe and Sketch. Jostled by his nefarious cousins, goaded by his dead mother's dog and struck by spinning lights, Dev is unwillingly drawn headlong into the Ferdias' revenge fantasy. Meanwhile, seventeen-year-old Nicky can't shake the feeling something bad has happened to her boyfriend Doll. Hungover, reeling from a fractious Friday night and plagued by ghosts of her own, Nicky sets out on a feverish mission to save Doll, even as she questions her future in Ballina. The beautifully crafted, thrillingly-told story of two outsiders striving to find themselves as their worlds collapse in chaos and violence, Wild Houses is the long-anticipated debut novel from award-winning and critically-acclaimed short story writer, Colin Barrett. Published 25th January 2024. Order Now.

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