When Hetty’s family move to Martin Street near Portobello bridge in Dublin, they’re not sure of their welcome.
And next door, Ben’s family are not sure about their new Jewish neighbours: it’s The Emergency and they are suspicious of strangers.
When Liam, a poor eleven-year-old boy, and Nora, a rich ten-year-old girl meet at a Feis Ceol, an unlikely bond is formed - a bond that leads to a friendship spanning the deeply divided city that was Dublin in 1913.
Alice Taylor's second novel, a story of land, love and family set in rural Ireland. Sequel to The Woman of the House.
Winner of the Eilís Dillon Memorial Award. Adam's Starling tells the story of nine-year-old Adam who is finding life very diffficult. At home no-one has any time for him and at school bullies pick on him.
This diverse collection is a delightful and entertaining windfall from one of Ireland's most colourful writers. An essential complement to Behan's master works.
The second book in an enchanting new series of adventures featuring a boy whose life every child will want to have.
The third book in an enchanting new series of adventures featuring a boy whose life every child will want to have.
Budsville’s chocolate fair cancelled? No way, Alfie decides. Chocolate seeds from Arcania are the answer, but only if he can survive the Roaring Rainforest, the vicious Spider Plant and the Forest Ogre.
It’s time for the Budsville Primary School Conker Championship, and Alfie needs to find a special conker.
Alfie Green Book 6
Alfie Green is back, this time grappling with a giant Venus Fly-Trap which threatens to eat everything in his house.
The first book in an enchanting series of adventures featuring a boy whose life every child will want to have.
Now in paperback
The circus has come to town. But it's no ordinary circus. All the kids from Budsville are really excited, except for Alfie who suspects all is not what it seems ...
When the Emerald Cactus in the Desert of Doom explodes, Budsville is covered in sparkling green sand ... Soon the evil Desert Elves will arrive on their Scorpion Chariots. How can Alfie stop them?
Alfie Green Book 7
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.
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.
It is 1950. Donegal. A land apart. Derry city is only fourteen miles away but too far, mentally, for people to travel there in comfort. Into this community comes Gianni, a painter from Italy.
A book of close observation, sharp wit, linguistic dexterity – and of deep sympathy for everyday humanity.