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O'Brien Press Rights Sold

In recent years the number of O'Brien Press books sold into translation has increased significantly - an indicator of their quality and broad appeal. Many of the rights sales are negotiated at the Frankfurt, London and Bologna book fairs, which we attend annually, with the assistance of Culture Ireland. Our interests are also represented by a number of literary agents throughout the world. Here is a list of titles that have been sold into translation or co-edition with other publishers. Note that this does not include any deal currently under negotiation, so watch this space for developments!

Select any book or cover for more information on the title.

For a full list of O'Brien Press rights agents, click here.

Witches and Warlocks of Ireland

A unique insight into the fascinating overlap between witch belief and the vast range of fairy lore that held sway for many centuries throughout the land.

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United States

Ireland's Ghosts

Stories of the amazing variety of hauntings to be experienced throughout the country.

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United States

A short and entertaining history from earliest times to the present by one of Ireland's best-loved writers. It clearly shows the development of Ireland to the present time.

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Polish, Slovenia, United States

A Book of Mischief and Magic!
Anna’s science teacher really gets on her nerves – but is that a good enough reason to turn her into a giant rat?

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German

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.

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Estonian

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.

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Dutch, German

Alice and Megan are back!
While enjoying spring mid-term together they plot to get rid of Alice's Mum's new boyfriend.
More fun in the sequel to Alice Next Door.

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Australia, Brazil, New Zealand, Portuguese, Russian, Serbian

Megan can’t wait to go away to Summer Camp with her best friend Alice. But when Alice makes friends with Hazel, Megan begins to feel left out. The fourth book about Alice and Megan

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Australia, New Zealand, Russian, Serbian

Best friends NEED to be together. Don't they? Megan's best friend Alice has moved away -- but the two friends hatch a risky plot to get back together.

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Australia, Brazil, German, Lithuanian, New Zealand, Portuguese, Russian, Serbian
English Territorial

Anna doesn't have a real granny, so she draws herself one. Then her Granny steps out of the picture and comes to life!
Flyer 5

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French

Witty, eccentric, vastly entertaining, this is Gogarty's best-known book of autobiography. Written with passion and keen observation, it paints a vivid portrait of Dublin in the 1920s.

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German

Benny suffers a severe blow to his pride when he meets Babe. He may be a wise guy, but she is at least three steps ahead of him, and they are on her territory.

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Australia, Canada, Catalan, Dutch, England, German, India, Italian, New Zealand, Polish, Spanish, United Kingdom, United States
Audio

Moving to Tunisia is a real eye-opener for a young Wexford hurling fan. Eoin Colfer's hilarious debut novel.

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Australia, Canada, Catalan, Danish, Dutch, England, German, Hebrew, Italian, Lithuanian, New Zealand, Polish, Spanish, United Kingdom, United States
Audio

A Story of Thieves and Kidnappers

The hunt is on! Niall's new bike is stolen. He's out hunting for it - and cool operator Katy is out hunting for Niall, using her father's ham radio. Kidnap victim Wasserman escapes from a gang of ruthless gunmen ...

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Danish, Dutch, England, French, German, Italian, Polish

A Karl Kane Novel

Karl Kane is a private investigator with a dark past, his mother murdered when he was a child. Years later, Karl has a chance to avenge his mother's murder, but allows the opportunity to slip through his hands. When two young girls are sexually molested and then brutally murdered, Karl holds himself responsible.

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German

Tia moves to the countryside for the summer: she expects to be bored, but ends up learning lots of things about herself and the world around her.

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Norwegian, Spanish, Swedish

Megan’s really looking forward to the summer holidays – her whole family is going to France, and best of all Alice is coming too! The fifth book about Alice and Megan

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Russian

Emperor of the Irish

An enthralling account of the life of Brian Boru, who grew to become High King of Ireland before dying in the Battle of Clontarf in 1014.

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Canada, United States

Charlie and his friend live in a time marked by the rise of an extreme totalitarian regime: the Brown State.
A remarkable parable of how easily people allow their rights to be removed.

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Canada, United States

An adventure story set in the endless days of a freezing Arctic landscape, with a haunting presence in the form of the magnificent bowhead whales.

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Danish

It's back to school and exams for Jackie. Then Bernie is knocked down by a drunken driver, and Jackie has to choose - school and study or staying by her friend's bedside …

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Norwegian, Swedish

An invaluable guide to the life of the celts in Ireland -- concise, accurate, informative and heavily-illustrated.

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Canada

Gene's grandfather, Cherokee, is a famous jazz musician and Gene travels the world with him. He loves the life and his only ambition is to be a musician too. But his aunt is totally opposed to the idea ...

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Australia, Danish, German, New Zealand

Tammy's summer is going to be different and amazing. If she got the chance, she could do something great and surprise everyone. One of her resolutions is to spend more time at the stables – if only that moody Martin wasn't always there!

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Swedish

The continuing story of Jackie, Kev and their friends, begun in the very successful Could This Be Love? I Wondered.
A stranger arrives in town …

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Italian, Norwegian, Swedish

It begins with a look: but when Jackie actually meets the boy from the bus stop it's not so simple. Is Kev interested in her or not?

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Italian, Norwegian, Swedish

Michelle lives in the town. When she visits the country she finds wild animals in the garden, lambs in the kitchen, muck everywhere and no shops, clubs or streetlights -- but somehow life on the farm is not boring after all. Red Flag 3

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Spanish

Jim Donovan - Forensic Detective

The extraordinary first hand account of Dr. Jim Donovan's life and work as head of Ireland's Forensic Science Laboratory.

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Film

How To Become Customer-Driven

How to become Customer Driven
Customer service is the competitive business battleground of the twenty-first century. This book is a hands-on guide for people who run businesses or work in them.

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Arabic, Chinese, Danish, Finnish, French, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, United States

The Quest of an Orphaned Squirrel

Cyril, a lonely orphaned red squirrel, sets off from his homeland to find others of his own kind. He meets danger and difficulty and has many exciting adventures.

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Danish, Japanese

A re-issue of an O'Brien classic Cyril the Squirrel. Cyril, a lonely orphaned red squirrel, sets off from his homeland to find others of his own kind. He meets danger and difficulty and has many exciting adventures.

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Japanese

Is breá le Niall agus Conall cleasanna a imirt -- go háirithe ar Mhamaí! Ach céard a tharlaíonn nuair a thugann Daifní Dineasár cuairt orthu?
Sos 4

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Scottish Gaelic

Part of a dance team who have turned from friends to enemies. Dealing with her dead brother’s ghost -- things sure aren't easy for Jessie! Her brother James -- sports star, popular kid, and apple of her parents' eyes -- has died in an accident, leaving Jessie to cope with her parents, classmates and stagefright.

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Albanian, Finnish, Norwegian, Serbian, Swedish

The Rebel President’s 1919 Campaign.

Reveals an intriguing and largely unknown episode in the career of Ireland’s most famous politician – the incredible journey that would resonate through Irish history for the rest of the century.

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Canada, United States

Private Investigator Karl Kane returns to the streets of Belfast investigating the discovery of a severed hand. He's convinced a serial killer is on the loose, and that he may be the next victim ...

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German

A life in the day of freelance journalist Mary McNice: when even your lover has a bit on the side, it's hard to keep faking 'attitude'.

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Russian

Living with Grandad is a big change: there are new neighbours to meet and he is great fun to be with. But Cathy's mum is sick in hospital.
Meet Cathy, her friends and family in her secret diary.

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Turkish

Welcome to Lemony’s summer: Lights, camera, action!
With a movie being filmed in her town, it looks like real life might be getting just as exciting as her daydreams. Romance, mystery and regency costumes – what more could a girl want?

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Swedish

Alice and Megan are back, and that can only mean one thing: trouble!
Alice decides to try and get her parents back together, but things don't go according to plan... The third book in Judi Curtin's bestselling series.

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Australia, Brazil, New Zealand, Portuguese, Russian, Serbian

Anyone who opens my journal will die a slow and horrible death
Liz doesn't want her dad or big-bum Marjorie to know everything she's thinking, so she tells her journal instead.

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German, Norwegian, Spanish, Swedish

Saskia's cousin Simon is having terrible dreams. Something strange is definitely going on and it seems to be centred on Simon's car-shaped bed that once belonged to another little boy.

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Slovenia

Edda is a ‘virtual’ world ruled by the electronic intelligence of Lord Scanthax. Penelope is a teenager ensnared in Edda. Can she uncover the truth about her human past and gain her freedom? And are there other humans still ‘out there’?

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Canada, Polish, Turkish, United States

#WELCOME TO EPIC: PRESS START TO PLAY#. On New Earth, Epic is not just a computer game, it's a matter of life and death. If you lose, you lose everything; if you win, the world is yours for the taking.

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Australia, Brazil, Canada, Czech, Danish, French, German, Italian, New Zealand, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Serbian, South Africa, Turkish, Ukrainian, United States

Eva is the girl with everything. Her parents throw her lavish parties in their luxury home, and her friends admire her designer clothes and manicured nails. But Eva’s world is turned upside down when her father loses his job.

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Catalan, Portuguese, Serbian, Spanish

A great source of quirky details and useful basic information about Irish music.

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Japanese, United States

Scéal éachtach ar an Drochshaol, agus ar thriúr óga a sháraíonn gach guais lena linn. The bestselling Under the Hawthorn Tree beautifully translated into Irish.

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Albanian, Arabic, Chinese, Danish, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Malay, Slovenia, Spanish, Swedish, United States
Film

My Terrifying Childhood in Artane

The inside story of eight long years spent in Artane Industrial School under the oppressive rule of the Christian Bothers.

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England

The final book in the famine trilogy
For Eily, Michael and Peggy the memory of the famine is still strong. But Mary-Brigid, Eily's first child, has the future to look forward to. What kind of future is it?

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German, United States

Beverley, Elizabeth, Kevin, Gerard and his cat visit the mysterious Lady Island, expecting some adventure and a little danger. But nothing prepares them for their encounter with the strange inhabitant of the island.

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Danish, English, German, Serbian, Thai
Radio

A Virtual Reality Adventure
At fourteen, twins Liz and BJ are smart gamemakers whose high-tech computer games sell in millions. But when their game Night's Castle becomes infected with a virus they are in trouble.

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Chinese, French, Italian, United States

Where are granny's teeth? Actually, they're in Danny's schoolbag - where else! Danny is up to NO GOOD, and he has to suffer dire consequences!
Panda 10

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Scottish Gaelic

The Best from The Bell

The Bell literary journal was founded by Sean O'Faolain and Peadar O'Donnell in 1940, and edited by O'Faolain until 1946, then by O'Donnell to 1954. Its index of writers reads like a dictionary of famous authors.

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United States

Irish Influence on the English Language

An exploration of the evolution of a nation and a language: English was grafted onto a Gaelic stem and was the language of wealth in Ireland for centuries.

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United States

Ever since her family moved to the country to live on a farm, Poppy's been miserable. She has a new life and a new school but unfortunately no new friends. Luckily, that's all about to change...

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Finnish, Norwegian, Swedish

True Papal Stories that will Amaze and Amuse

Come for a unique tour of the (un)Holy See, meeting some of history's most entertaining (and often disgraceful) popes.

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Hungarian, United States

A Boy, Two Brothers, A Stolen Childhood

Chilling, passionate and unflinching, this is the story of how one boy survived the terrors of Ireland’s notorious institutions and made a real life for himself.

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French, World

Another great adventure from the author of BIKE HUNT, full of tension. A famous racehorse has been stolen, and at the same time, Rory, who lives in a Dublin suburb, discovers that his pony has disappeared …

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Dutch, Italian, Norwegian

Set in the 7000 year-old site of Newgrange, the oldest building in Europe, where on the winter solstice each year the sun shines through the narrow chamber to reveal the symbols of renewed life.

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Dutch, French, Italian

Tomi Reichental, who lost 35 members of his family in the Holocaust and was the subject of the documentary “Till The Tenth Generation”, gives his account of being imprisoned as a child at Belsen concentration camp.

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Czech

Chang-ming has been picked for the school team but his family will be in China, visiting his grandma when the big match is being played.

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Korean

When Bella Blackwell moves in next door, life takes a frightening and thrilling turn for Mia. Her brother and granny don't trust "The Bird Woman", and when she disappears their fear become real. A thrilling adventure story from Ireland's best-selling children's author.

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German, Russian

Book 3: The Louise Trilogy
Louise's portrait becomes part of a Nazi horde, while its previous owner, Izaac, is interned in Auschwitz. Can Louise reach out to save him?
The gripping conclusion to this multiple-award-winning trilogy.

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German, Slovenia

"The scream was awful - a horrible desolate cry…the child led my unresisting brother up the path and further into the tangled garden. Out of my sight." A gripping thriller, featuring possession, war and the creeping terror of The Grey for Patrick, a fifteen-year-old out of his depth.

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Australia, French, New Zealand, Russian

Everyday Architecture in the Rural Landscape

Irish Countryside Buildings is a companion volume to the highly acclaimed Buildings of Irish Towns. Much attention has been focused on the natural beauty of Ireland's countryside, but very little on its buildings.

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United States

A comprehensive collection of memorable phrases-- in prose, verse and song -- by Irish people through the ages.

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United States

Jack MacAnoolie tries to save his family when they eat stew made from a jigsaw!
Flyer 6

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Spanish

A Life in the IRA

'I was born in a united Ireland, I want to die in a united Ireland.'
Born in Belfast in 1920, Joe Cahill has been an IRA man motivated by this ambition all his life. Here Cahill gives his full and frank story.

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Croatian, Italian

Ruler of Catholic Ireland

An in-depth study of the most significant Irish clergyman in the history of the state.

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United States

In his diaries, Johnny Coffin tells the truth (well mostly) about life, love and the pursuit of happiness.

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Italian, Serbian

Another dangerous trek inside the brain of Johnny Coffin. Bizarre things keep happening - is it any wonder that Johnny and his mates are school-dazed?

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Serbian

A heart-warming story of one boy's search for identity.

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English, Japanese
Radio

Set in the competitive world of Irish dancing, Siobhán Parkinson's latest book will delight girls from aged 10 upwards.

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Albanian

Katie finds that it's not easy to replace icing once you've licked it all off the cake.
Panda 12

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Scottish Gaelic

Caught in the Irish Civil War, Katie has divided loyalties: her shell-shocked father fought in the First World War and wants peace, but others still want to fight for a united Ireland.

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Albanian, Amharic, Czech, Ethiopia, German, Swedish
Radio

A Journey through Celtic Places and Myths

This beautiful book visits twenty-eight richly atmospheric sites and tells the mythological stories associated with them.

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Canada, Ukrainian, United States

Myths and Legends of Ireland

This beautiful book visits twenty-eight richly atmospheric sites and tells the mythological stories associated with them.

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Canada, United States

Lenny and his mad grandad buy a flying saucer and shoot into space together. But space is full of all sorts of creatures – some are friendly, some are not so friendly ...
Flyer 11

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Slovenia

Lenny's mad grandad has a new robot gardener - which means trouble!
Flyer number 12

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Slovenia

A grizzly bear walked all the way from the zoo to my front door and not a single person noticed him. I suppose it helped that it was night, and that he was wearing a big black duffle coat. Patrick makes his unexpected guest at home, while keeping him hidden from the neighbours, police and his very distractable mum!

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German
Language

Most of my class class had a pet of some sort. But no one I knew had a grizzly bear sleeping in their garden shed. Marco wasn't a pet, of course. He was my friend. My best friend. Can Patrick stop Marco being sent back to the zoo? An absurd and hilarious tale of real friendship.

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German
Language

In their latest escapade, Marco Moonwalker, Patrick discovers that Marco can play the trombone, banjo and even dance like Michael Jackson! But disaster strikes when he is spotted without his mask: how will Patrick and Mum get him out of the Zoo again?

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German
Language

The legal and political career of Mary Robinson, as well as the personality behind the political figure: Ireland's most successful President in the history of the State.

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Canada, United States

Is moncaí dána é Colm. Féach cad a tharlaíonn do Cholm agus dá chairde!
Sos 8

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Scottish Gaelic

The perfectly preserved body of a 10,000 year-old headless horse is discovered in a glacier in Norway. In Dublin, a genetic engineer in the employ of a ruthless businessman dreams of creating the fastest racehorse ever …

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Canada, French, Italian

Two Brothers, a Sadistic Mother, a Childhood Destroyed.

Starved, beaten and sent out to steal by their mother, Kenneth and Patrick Doyle's story is a catalogue of abuse.

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England

David and his family are typical - three messy, noisy teenagers; two tidy, organised parents. It just doesn't work, does it? But when Mum inherits some money, they find a solution -- two houses next door to each other

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Brazil, French, German, Italian, Portuguese

It's hard to pretend that everything is normal when your whole life has been turned upside down … Four children come to terms with their mother's sudden departure.

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England

Irish Female Activists in the Revolutionary Years 1900-1923

Extended and enhanced, with New Introduction by Author. Spies, snipers, couriers, gun-runners, medics – women played a major role in the fight for Ireland's freedom. This book vividly recreates the characters, personalities and courage of Ireland's revolutionary women.

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Canada, United States

Tom just HATES wearing shoes! He has such fun with his bare toes. But then the snow comes …
Panda 2

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Spanish

New edition of this short and entertaining history from earliest times to the present by one of Ireland's best-loved writers. It clearly shows the development of Ireland to the present time.

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Polish

From 1916 Onwards

An accessible, clearly-written account of the IRA from its beginnings to today. It covers the origins and history of the organisation, its aims, the political and military thinking which has driven its activities.

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Polish

A chilling, heart-stopping story based on the werewolf legend set in contemporary Ireland. An American family, fifteen-year-old Rachel Stone and her parents, arrive to take up residence in County Kildare, but trouble awaits them.

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Catalan, Dutch, French, Italian, Spanish, United States
Film

How can Olanna help when disaster strikes in the St. Patrick's Day Parade?

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Korean

An island community faces its final struggle for survival. The herring shoals move beyond the reach of the islanders' small boats. Hughie Duffy knows bigger boats are the only answer …

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German, Russian

'So there I was, roysh, putting the 'in' in 'in crowd' ... But being a schools rugby legend has its downsides.' This is where it all began: the formation of the phenomenon that is Ross O'Carroll-Kelly.

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Film

'So there I was, roysh, enjoying college life, college birds and, like, a major amount of socialising.' Can Ross survive outside Castlerock College?

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Russian

Ghost, a fifteen-year-old air-boarding punk lives in a vast dark futuristic metropolis. But a mysterious stranger appears to break her out of jail, then challenges the whole basis of reality.

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Canada, French, German, Polish, Portuguese, Turkish, United States

Islands of Birds and Legends

A fascinating and lively history of Wexford's most famous islands.

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United States

Life is not going well for reluctant penpals Luke and Elma, so they invent new, more glamorous lives for themselves in their correspondance, little realising how similar their true lives actually are...

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Finnish, Norwegian, Swedish

Seven baby Siberian snow spiders, frozen since the Ice Age, defrost on their way to a science lab. They wake up in a wood where the Tattletales girls club are planning for the school Halloween Horror Pageant ...

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United States

A Hundred Turbulent Years

The fascinating story of one of the oldest and most controversial parties in Irish politics over the last hundred years.

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Canada, Spanish, United States

Cindy, a with-it and cynical young teen, still traumatised by her mother's recent death, is appalled when her father falls in love with one of her teachers, a woman with two teenage daughters of her own ...

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Chinese, Finnish, French, German, Hungarian, Italian, Latvian, Lithuanian, Portuguese, Russian, Slovenia, Spanish

One Girl's Living Nightmare

The terrifying true story of a 16-year-old girl sold into marriage by her father: this took place in 1973 in Ireland.

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French

Britain's Secret Agents in Ireland

The news story of the year: an explosive exposé of how British military intelligence really works, from the inside.

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Canada, United States

From the land of the racehorse, an international bestselling author writes a horse story for children. An adventure story about growing up, filled with thrills and excitement, and a tingle of danger.

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Dutch, German

The Story of Richard and Aoife

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.

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Canada, Spanish, United States

What’s it like, being someone else for a change? Huw and Marcus look identical, and hatch a plan to do a swap. Only things start to go very wrong ... very quickly!

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Welsh

The Irish Supernatural Death Messenger

In Ireland there is a unique opportunity to observe in operation a belief which is clearly very ancient. The tradition of banshee, which goes back to the early eight century, is currently alive and well in various parts of Ireland.

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Canada, United States

Katie's whole world is turned upside down when her family's home is destroyed by fire. Everything they had is gone, and instead of pulling together it seems as though her family is falling apart.

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German, Serbian

An action-filled quest in which William has to pit his wits against an evil sorcerer and fire-breathing dragon.

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United States

Book 2: The Agnes Browne Trilogy
Continuing the hilarious saga of the ups and downs, minor scrapes and major run-ins of the seven children of Agnes Browne. Full of joy, humour, pathos and Dublinese.
With a new introduction by the author, Brendan O’Carroll.

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Australia, Canada, Chinese, Hungarian, India, Italian, Japanese, New Zealand, Polish, Portuguese, South Africa, Spanish, United States

Audio book of The Chisellers.

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Australia, Chinese, New Zealand, United Kingdom
Audio

A Novel Set in Africa

Yola's leg is blown off by a landmine and her life in Africa is changed forever. She travels to Ireland for an artificial limb, and her adventures continue.

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Brazil, Danish, Portuguese, United Kingdom
Audio

Wynter Moorehawke travels alone and unprotected in bandit-infested forests, searching for the rebel Prince Alberon. But many enemies are lurking in the shadows.
New Friends. Old Enemies. Who can you trust?

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Australia, Canada, Dutch, England, Estonian, French, German, New Zealand, Polish, Russian, Spanish, Turkish, United States

A Karl Kane Novel

Young homeless women and drug addicts are being abducted before being brutally mutilated and murdered, and a city is held in the grip of unspeakable terror. By abducting Katie, the young daughter of private investigator Karl Kane, the killer has just made his first mistake, which could well turn out to be his last.

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German

Back home in Brazil, Roberto loved playing football. Now he lives in Ireland, and he’d really like to have a game with the boys in the park, but he’s too shy.

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Korean

An exciting time-travel adventure.Two Canadian teenagers visiting Ireland come under the influence of a mysterious stranger and are transported back to ancient times.

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Czech, England, Japanese

Food to match your mood

Whether you feel high or low, need comfort or feel like celebrating, here is a range of recipes that focuses on your emotional state. What to cook when the dreaded in-laws come to dinner – and how to ensure it's a meal they'll never forget!

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Canada

that'll have ye effin' an' blindin' wojus slang - blatherin' deadly quotations - beltin' out ballads while scuttered - cookin' an Irish Mammy's recipe

This deadly compendium of all your favourite feckin’ books is already an award-winner!

It was named Best Humorous Book at The 2007 Benjamin Franklin Awards in New York.

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United States

for anyone who hasn't been paying attention for the last 30,000 years

Forget the boring stuff you learned in school. Here’s the REAL skinny on Irish history.

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United States

Godfather of Crime

The extraordinary life and crimes of Martin Cahill, gangster, criminal mastermind, MOST WANTED MAN. Now a major film from John Boorman

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Canada, Croatian, Philippines, Spanish, United States
Film

Two worlds. Two different lives. Divided by hate and violence. Thrown together by chance.

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Canada, German, United States

Asked to recount his wartime experiences, the old painter Marcel looks back on a childhood touched by war but almost oblivious to its importance.

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Australia, Canada, Dutch, New Zealand, United States

Book 3: The Agnes Browne Trilogy. At forty-seven years of age Agnes (star of BAFTA-nominated TV series Mrs Browne’s Boys), now thirteen years happily widowed, enters the 1980s with a fruit stall in Moore Street, a French lover and six children … With a new introduction by the author, Brendan O’Carroll.

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Australia, Canada, Chinese, Hungarian, India, Italian, Japanese, New Zealand, Polish, Portuguese, South Africa, Spanish, United Kingdom, United States
Audio

Runtling the pig and his siblings narrowly escape the terrible fate of being sold at the market. While making their way across country, they learn all sorts of new things about themselves, about humans and about the world outside the farmyard.

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French

The Family, The Business and The Black Stuff

This 250 year-old story will fascinate lovers of Guinness beer and memorabilia as well as those interested in this remarkable family of brewers and the industrial history of Ireland’s most famous export.

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Canada, United States

Taya and Lorkrin must try to find a way to sabotage the Harvest Tide Project and avert the disaster it will unleash.

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Portuguese, Russian, Ukrainian

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.

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French, Latvian

Panda 6

This charming book tells the adventures of an outcast little black sheep: how he saved the whole flock in a snowstorm, put Polo the bossy sheepdog in his place - and gave the shepherd a great idea! A story about being different, and becoming a hero. Panda 6

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Danish, German, Japanese, Korean, Latvian, Portuguese, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish

The Heartbeat of Irish Music

The story of Irish traditional music through the twentieth century, the tradition kept alive in pockets by emigrants, told by those who retained and grew it. With photographs by Christy McNamara.

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United States

The IRA and Sinn Féin from Armed Struggle to Peace Talks

An updated version of this essential book taking the story right up to the present. All major events from the 1970s to today covered in great detail.

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Canada, Czech, United States

New edition of the award-winning novel. The lost island is a mystery. No-one knows where it is - or whether it exists. Michael's father set out to find the island, but never returned. Now it is Michael's turn.

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Chinese, United States

Full of romance, secrets and rivalries, The Love Bean weaves two compellingstories of four teenage twin girls across time, location and race.

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Serbian, Slovenia

Brendan O’Carroll’s hilarious first novel, and the basis for TV’s Mrs Browne’s Boys. Read about the joys and sorrows of Agnes, mother of the famous Mrs. Browne's Boys from the daily radio soap. A book of hilarious incidents, glorious characters, and a passion for life. With a new introduction by the author.

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Australia, Canada, Chinese, Czech, Dutch, French, Hungarian, India, Italian, Japanese, Polish, Portuguese, South Africa, Spanish, Swedish, United Kingdom, United States
Audio, Film

Book 1: The Agnes Browne Trilogy THE MAMMY describes the joys and sorrows of Agnes, mother of the famous Mrs. Browne's Boys from the daily radio soap. A book of hilarious incidents, glorious characters, and a passion for life.

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A young boy creates his own world to try to cope with his traumatic past.

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Murder and mystery for Nuala and Kevin at the famous Inca site at Machu Picchu in Peru.

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Irish fairy tales and legends are full of enchantment, brave deeds and lost loves. Told from generation to generation, they are as fascinating now as they were to their original listeners. With stunning illustrations to draw the reader back to a time of heroes and myth. Now available in paperback.

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Beautiful Names from Around the World

A powerful and essential guide from a world authority on names. Incorporates history, meanings and significance.  

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A Friend. A Father. A Kingdom. Which one would you sacrifice? This gothic tale of intrigue, adventure and romance follows Wynter Moorehawke as she is forced to make choices for herself, her family and country, and discover who, if anyone, she can really trust.

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Book 2: The Louise Trilogy
In another time and another country, the portrait of Louise Eeden continues to influence the lives of all it touches.

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Rebecca’s mum Rosie writes books for adults, but when she writes a novel for teens, everyone thinks it's based on her daughter! Rebecca is horrified and vows to prove that she is different. But how will she show the world the real Rebecca?

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United Friends. A Divided Kingdom. Who will prevail? After a joyful reunion, it seems that the years of war have left their scars on brothers Alberon and Razi, and it is not long before their differences come between them. Who will survive the final battle?  

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When Josephine finds an injured boy in the water at the mouth of a small cove in St Thomas Bay, Malta, some instinct warns her not to tell her family. Perhaps he is a smuggler, or a refugee ...

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How can Joe find out all he wants to know about building when Radu doesn't speak English?

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The autobiography of a unique woman, spanning most of the 20th century. It is filled with famous people including revolutionaries, writers, statesmen and many more· A compelling insight into a time of great upheaval in Ireland, Europe and Africa.

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The Autobiography of Máire Cruise O'Brien

The autobiography of a unique woman, spanning most of the 20th century. It is filled with famous people including revolutionaries, writers, statesmen and many more· A compelling insight into a time of great upheaval in Ireland, Europe and Africa.

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Dublin boxer Sparrow McCabe has the World Featherweight title for the taking: but he can't throw that final punch and suddenly it’s all over. Fast forward fifteen years and Sparrow is working as a driver for gangsters. But when murder enters the picture, there's a new fight he can't afford to lose.

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Kevin and Nuala discover a hidden cache of stolen treasure in Petra, the ancient city carved out of rock cliffs and surrounded by the hot sands of the Jordanian desert. A story of intrigue and adventure.

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Timothy Finn is a boy with two dreams and a mystery to solve.
An atmospheric and magical adventure story from poet Enda Wyley.

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Strange dreams and images have haunted Kay Warrick throughout her life. She travels to Ireland and is transported back to an ancient time where sorcery and magic powers are commonplace.

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Ancient Monastic Outpost

A beautiful new edition of this comprehensive and accessible book on a unique and fascinating place.

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Canada

Baltimore and the Barbary Pirates

In 1631 Barbary pirates kidnapped the inhabitants of Baltimore, West Cork in a daring night time raid. Only two of them ever returned. Here is the story of their kidnap, sale in the slave markets of Algiers and the political fallout from the attack.

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Not only is The Weaver's Grave one of the best pieces of fiction in Irish literature, it is also one of the best-loved.

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A Rake of Clever Craic and Wisdom for Jackeens, Culchies and Eejits

A pint-sized draft of potent mirth and malarkey from Oscar Wilde, Jonathan Swift, Brendan Behan, and many other wags, on love and marriage to death and dying and everything in between.

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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.

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Audio, Educational, English Territorial, Radio

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.

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What if you were adopted by witches? There’s something very odd going on in Anna Kelly’s new home ...

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Anna Kelly is a witch who’s more interested in sleepovers, school friends and soccer than practising her magic. When Verbena Vile, a mad, bad and dangerous witch, kidnaps Anna’s best friend Mary it’s up to Anna and her cat Charlie to rescue her …

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The Phelans have owned Mossgrove for generations. But when it is put up for sale, the lengths to which Irish people will go to keep their land become clear. An enchanting novel by Ireland’s favourite writer.

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Radio

Tommy lives an adventurous life, full of variety and fun. He gets entangled in events both onstage and offstage. He even co-stars in the show!

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The young Gogarty, medical Student, amateur cyclist, philisopher and lover of good conversation, enjoyed a rowdy, exuberant lifestyle in Dublin in the early 1900s. In this lightly disguised autobiography he gives an intriguing account of his adventures.

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Volume II of The Archisan Tales. Taya and Lorkrin's parents are trapped when a mine tunnel collapses in a haunted mountain. Can they rescue them before it is too late?

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Children of the Famine

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.

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Traditional Life in Ireland

Ways of Old reconciles past and present with evocative descriptions of the lives, activities and material possessions of Irish people living between 1800 and the 1930s.

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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.

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Extraordinary Lives from History

From patriots to pirates, warriors to writers, and mistresses to male impersonators, this book looks at the unorthodox lives of inspiring Irish women.

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Canada, United States

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 …

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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...

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Rachel Stone, recovering at home in California after escaping from a Werewolf attack in Ireland, sees the signs of the wolf on her own body - she has inherited the curse!

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A sequel to the story of Little Red Riding Hood, Wolfgran is a wonderfully irreverent take on the world of fairy tales. Disguised as a little old lady, the Wolf is causing mayhem as he prowls the city streets.

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Inspector Plonker is once more on the trail of his old enemy, Wolfgran, but this time he's going undercover.

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