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. A fantastic selection of hundreds of his most memorable insults, quips and quotations.
Meg Finn dies after a botched attempt to rob a pensioner, Lowry: her soul is up for grabs as the divine and demonic each want her! How can she tip the scales in her favour to save her soul? A tale of life, death and an unexpected hereafter.
In January 2011 Gary Kirwan was morbidly obese, weighing over 41 stone. This book tells of his dramatic weight loss in the last two years. Taking the reader through the beginnings of his weight problem in childhood and early twenties, it follows his story to finally achieving control over his weight.
A dream line-up of racehorses, spanning 300 years, from the Byerley Turk to the steeplechasers and hurdlers of the 21st century, all brought to life by Anne’s Holland’s passion and expertise. Includes: The Byerley Turk, Eclipse, Manifesto, Nijinksy, Istabraq, Beef or Salmon, Moscow Flyer, Zenyatta and many more …
When her father commissions a famous artist to paint her portrait, Louise Eeden reluctantly agrees. In the studio Louise unexpectedly finds freedom to be herself. But someone has been watching her every move...
In 1880’s Ireland, with the Land War raging and evictions and boycotting overturning everyday life, three children from very different background form a secret – and dangerous – alliance.
William "Willie" Pearse was a younger brother of Patrick Pearse, a leader of the Rising. He followed his brother into the Irish Volunteers and the Republican movement, taking part in the Easter Rising in 1916 at the General Post Office. Following the surrender he was court-martialled and sentenced to be shot. He was executed on the 4 May 1916.
The second book in the famine trilogy
At seven, Peggy made a terrifying journey through famine-stricken Ireland. Now thirteen, and determined to make a new life for herself, she sets off alone to America …
The greatest Irish romances from history. With chapters on Inspirations, Love & War, Love Across the Divide, Secrets & Scandals and When Love Goes Wrong, among others, Marian Broderick tells of the men and women whose passions drove them to be together: often in the face of society, family, and even their own safety.
Wild Food reveals the secrets of how to identify, pick, preserve and cook the wild foods that grow in our hedgerows, woodlands, hillsides or seashore.
This lavish, entertaining and uniquely visual nature book is exciting to read, up to date and comprehensive in its information.
A truly stunning book, full of fascinating facts and beautiful photos, showing a city we thought we knew in a new light.
Through this spectacular collection of black and white images, renowned Irish photographer, Giles Norman, captures the breathtaking wonder of Ireland’s west coast, taking you on a photographic journey along the Wild Atlantic Way.