Published in 1980, this seminal hardback containing new works by 44 Irish writers, was selected and edited by Andrew Carpenter and Peter Fallon, with specially commissioned photographs of the writers by Mike Bunn.
Introduced by Benedict Kiely
Twelve of Patrick Doyle's best stories which draws equally on his three collections. Includes a recognised masterpiece, Leles Vulgaris, in which the badger's fight assumes epic proportions, and presents other memorable accounts of people living with and in spite of forces at work in an elemental world.
The first book in the famine trilogy
Under the Hawthorn Tree is Ireland's top selling children's book and a classic for young readers worldwide. Set during the Irish famine, it follows three children as they travel across the country to find their family.
Meet Neil Byrne - try-scorer on the rugby field, prizewinning student, one of the in-crowd at the disco, regular guy, gay. Presenting one face to the world and burying his true feelings in fantasy, Neil tries to keep his secret.
The dramatic story of the Norman conquest of Ireland in the 12th century. Full of battles and warfare, but a story of love, too, between an unlikely pair - wilful and wild Irish princess Aoife, and Strongbow, the Norman invader.
When NESSIE arrives from Scotland to visit her monster cousin NOBLETT there is bound to be trouble.
Noblett loves his peaceful secret garden and has little time for his troublesome cousin from Loch Ness.
Laurence is a leprechaun who has been small for 1100 years and is sick of it! He wants to be TALL. He wants to be cool. Then he meet Phoebe, a large girl who wants to be small.
It's 1916 but Amelia Pim's thoughts are on Frederick Goodbody and not on the war in Europe. Then Frederick enlists. The pacifist Quaker community is shocked but Amelia is secretly proud of her hero …
A collection of his poems and plays by Thomas O'Brien (1914-1974), poet, playwright, publisher, communist, IRA member and founding member of the revolutionary New Theatre Group, with an account of his life.