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The Nana

Written by Alice Taylor, Photographs by Emma Byrne

The Irish nana is a repository of family history, memory and lore. Alice celebrates her own nanas, part of the generation born after the Great Famine. She herself is now a nana too, and explores the old and the new, the ‘then’ and ‘now’, the nana of yesteryear and of today, with her characteristic empathy and love.

Hope and History

Making Peace in Ireland

Is the unique inside story, revealing the truth behind the headlines of how the peace process was begun, and brought to fruition. Adams conveys the tensions, the sense of teetering on the brink, and he has a sharp eye and acute ear for the more humorous foibles of political allies and enemies alike.

 

The Journey

New and Selected Poems

Alice Taylor's poems have proved perennially popular. Some have been woven into her phenomenally successful memoirs, and she has published three previous books of poetry. Organized thematically, this substantial collection includes sections entitled "The Home Place", "A Village Romance", "Grief and Grace", and "Winter Ploughing."

And Life Lights Up

Moments that Matter

Written by Alice Taylor, Photographs by Emma Byrne

Alice Taylor guides us through the steps and ways to live a conscious life and focus on the goodness of the world around us. Alice also inspires the reader to be attentive to the here and now and embrace moments as they arise.

As Time Goes By

Alice began the year wondering how she would feel about reaching eighty. She was pleasantly surprised to discover that it was just another milestone on a journey that is still varied and interesting. Here she writes about these feelings, and the many pleasant and challenging events of her eightieth year.

Tea for One

A Celebration of Little Things

Written by Alice Taylor, Photographs by Emma Byrne

From improving her painting to perfecting her garden, exploring family histories and reclaiming her mother’s art of tea-making, Alice celebrates the small acts that fill her days and make her happy.

Dissent into Treason

Unitarians, King-killers and the Society of United Irishmen

The hidden history of the Protestant Dissenters whose Dublin congregations were established by officers of Cromwell's army and who went on to contribute their republican ideas to the revolutionary movement established in 1791, the United Irishmen. The research is based substantially on previously hidden records.

American Skin

Comparable to William Burroughs' Naked Lunch, Leonard Cohen's Beautiful Losers and Norman Mailer's Why Are We in Vietnam, Ken Bruen's American Skin is a unique take on the American dream from a master of noir. Ken Bruen has been a finalist for the Edgar, Anthony and Barry Awards.

And Time Stood Still

An extended memoir with reminiscences about the Author's friends, family members and even beloved animals that have passed away. A therapeutic book demonstrating a compassionate way of dealing with bereavement.

The Gift of a Garden

Alice’s garden is her refuge. Inherited from Uncle Jacky, she introduces the great variety of plants and objects she has gathered – everything, of course, with its own unique and fascinating story, brought to life by a master storyteller. 

Do You Remember?

Alice Taylor takes us through her home, reflecting back on the routine of her family life growing up in rural Ireland in the 1950s - a time when food was home-baked and everything was reused. An uplifting account, full of nostalgia and wise words to treasure from Ireland's best-loved author.

The Women

In her eagerly-awaited new book, Alice Taylor salutes the women whose energy and generosity made such a valuable contribution to all our lives.

Paprika

In the first collection of stories by Frank McGuinness, this award-winning master storyteller writes above all about freedom: freedom to love, freedom from hate, freedom to speak, freedom to silence. In hypnotic, spellbinding prose, Frank McGuinness hears the voices and sees the visions of his own troubled times.

Boycott

Boycott – a word whose meaning is known the world over. But it once belonged to a man. Two brothers, Owen and Thomas Joyce take conflicting stands in the struggle with injustice in a country striven by the Land War.

Anyush

Anyush is a love story set against the backdrop of the Armenian Turkish conflict of 1915 and the Great War. Anyush Charcoudian, a young Armenian woman living with her widowed mother, falls in love with the handsome Captain Jahan Orfalea, young Captain in the Turkish army.

White Feathers

Eva Downey jumps at the chance to attend finishing school, where she finds kinship and, eventually, love. But the man she loves refuses to enlist when World War I breaks out, and her family forces her to give him a white feather of cowardice – an act with devastating consequences.