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.
An attractive & approachable selection of the work of Bernard Shaw, one of the most remarkable people of the 20th century. His steely self-determination turned the conviction that he would become a great writer into reality. With extracts from his plays, essays and personal letters.
A beautiful and accessible introduction to the writings of James Joyce. Short, entertaining quotes from his major works: Dubliners, A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man, Ulysses and Finnegans Wake, with more from his poetry & letters, and some family anecdotes handed down to grand-nephew Bob Joyce.
Told through his own words, this essential introduction to Oscar Wilde’s extraordinary life and work is accompanied by stimulating commentary and stylish design and illustration. For new readers and devotees alike.
An accessible, entertaining guide to literary Dublin and the writers associated with it, from Swift to the present day. Illustrated throughout with period photographs and new photography showing places, events and people related to literary Dublin today.
Dubliners is a wonderfully engaging and accessible collection of stories by James Joyce, an author famed for being difficult to read. This beautiful new edition was chosen as the One Book, One City title for Dublin in 2012.
An insightful biography of one of Ireland's most exuberent characters: the inspiration for buck Mulligan in Ulysses, a senator, playwright, champion athlete and surgeon, Gogarty was called 'one of the greatest lyric poets of the age' by Yeats.
From a piano abandoned on the strife-torn streets of Dublin in Easter 1916, Mary Morissy spins the reader backwards through the life of one-time enigmatic beauty Bella Casey, sister to the famed playwright Sean O’Casey.
An ambitious novel about love, history and literature.
The Dublin Illustrated Edition of Ulysses, endorsed by The James Joyce Centre, meticulously recreates the 1922 text.
This special slipcased edition, numbered and limited to 100 copies, is signed by Bob Joyce, Emma Byrne and Michael O'Brien.