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    Quote Originally Posted by RahenyFG II View Post
    I plan on getting the new book on Enda Kenny out of the library whenever I can get it. It booked in quite a lot of places. Anyway I'll wait rather than buy it. €20 is steep when I'll probably get it read in 2 weeks with the book being 300 pages.
    Makes a great draught excluder...

    Reading "Freud in the City" at the moment


    Just got started so will post a review when finished
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    I got


    [ame="http://www.amazon.co.uk/A-Diplomatic-History-Ireland-1948-49/dp/0716524619"]Diplomatic History of Ireland, 1948-49[/ame]

    Blood For Blood: The Black and Tan War in Galway
    Print Culture in Loughrea, 1850–1900 *
    Capitalist Superheroes
    Writers and Politics
    Landholding, Society and Settlement *

    Recommend the two with the stars. Fascinating the development of reading & writing between the famine and revolution.
    Second is T. Jones Hughes' collection of essays.

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    Quote Originally Posted by C. Flower View Post
    Look forward to hearing your review
    Went to the library today and in spite of the fact it said online 'check self' it wasn't there and wasn't in the portable shelves which usually are returns. Raheny library is crap! That always happens. I'll try get it elsewhere and post up the review here when I'm done

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    My smart arse father got me "Gunsmoke and Mirrors: How Sinn Féin Dressed up Defeat as Victory" by Henry McDonald as a present, lol.

    I'll give it a read, depressingly much of it is probably true.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Saoirse go Deo View Post
    My smart arse father got me "Gunsmoke and Mirrors: How Sinn Féin Dressed up Defeat as Victory" by Henry McDonald as a present, lol.
    Do not rejoice in his defeat, you men. For though the world has stood up and stopped the bastard, the (female dog) that bore him is in heat again. Bertolt Brecht

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    Quote Originally Posted by Saoirse go Deo View Post
    depressingly much of it is probably true.
    That would make an interesting change in style for McDonald.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 5intheface View Post
    That would make an interesting change in style for McDonald.
    Did Eoghan Harris write the preface?

    Regards...jmcc

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    Quote Originally Posted by jmcc View Post
    Did Eoghan Harris write the preface?

    Regards...jmcc
    Eek!
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    Quote Originally Posted by DCon View Post
    Kenny's books are an Irish bookshop that offer free delivery to anywhere in the world.

    http://www.bookshop.kennys.ie/advanc...rch_genreId=23
    What is the code we must use to get the 5% discount at Kenny's?

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    Was PW2012 but finished yesterday

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dr. FIVE View Post
    Was PW2012 but finished yesterday
    Thanks.
    I guess there will be a new one soon.
    I did want to order a book this evening from them but they do not have it in their catalog.

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    Alan Shatter's "steamy" novel could be the Christmas gift of the year!

    THE reprint of 'Laura', the steamy 1989 novel by Justice Minister Alan Shatter, is being rushed out by the publishers to meet demand from bookshops.

    When the book was first published in 1989 it was a bestseller, selling 20,000 copies at the time. The novel recounts a torrid affair between a TD opposed to abortion, the fictional Deputy Sean Brannigan, and his secretary, Colette, who becomes pregnant, and includes a steamy sex scene in his Leinster House office.


    http://www.independent.ie/irish-news...-29334519.html
    Last edited by DCon; 11-06-2013 at 09:03 AM.
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    Please could all mention of Christmas spending be held back until, say, Nov 1st.

    Most people have less disposable income and could do with less "Christmas" pressure

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    Quote Originally Posted by DCon View Post
    Alan Shatter's "steamy" novel could be the Christmas gift of the year!





    http://www.independent.ie/irish-news...-29334519.html
    That is some of the worst graphic design I've ever seen in my short life. Jeebus, its like something from a primary schhool book-cover competition... Doesnt really make me what to buy it... but neither does the title or the author

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ogiol View Post
    That is some of the worst graphic design I've ever seen in my short life. Jeebus, its like something from a primary schhool book-cover competition... Doesnt really make me what to buy it... but neither does the title or the author
    it is pretty pathetic. Not a lot of thought, effort or money put into it

    "a novel you will never forget" probably because you just wasted several hours of your life
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