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  • 16Lives - Collection One

    16Lives - Collection One

    The first eight books in the acclaimed 16Lives series. Meticulously researched yet written in an accessible fashion, these biographies of the men executed for their role in the 1916 Rising can be read as individual volumes but together they make a highly collectible series.

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  • 16Lives - Collection Two

    16Lives - Collection Two

    The second eight books in the acclaimed 16Lives series. Meticulously researched yet written in an accessible fashion, these biographies of the men executed for their role in the 1916 Rising can be read as individual volumes but together they make a highly collectible series.

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  • All Hell Will Break Loose

    All Hell Will Break Loose

    By Austin Currie

    'All Hell will break loose,and by God I will lead it'. The fascinating story of the life and work of a man who was a force for change in Irish and Northern Irish politics.

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  • And Time Stood Still

    And Time Stood Still

    By Alice Taylor

    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.

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  • Arkle

    Arkle

    The Legend of 'Himself'

    Written by Anne Holland, Foreword by Jim Dreaper

    In 1964 Arkle's win in the Cheltenham Gold Cup marked the start of an incredible campaign by Ireland’s most legendary racehorse. Fifty years on from his incredible wins, Anne Holland looks at Arkle’s career, which has never been surpassed.

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  • Babyface Goes to Hollywood

    Babyface Goes to Hollywood

    Fighters, Mobsters & Film Stars. The Jimmy McLarnin Story

    By Andrew Gallimore

    He was the Darling of the Depression. At a time when the Mob ruled the prize ring, Jimmy McLarnin and his manager Pop Foster stayed out of the clutches of the gunmen.

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  • Before the Dawn

    Before the Dawn

    An Autobiography

    By Gerry Adams

    Gerry Adams offers his own unique, intimate account of the early years of his career, from his childhood in working-class Belfast to the more turbulent years of social activism that followed. Updated with new introduction and epilogue covering the huge changes in Irish society since the Good Friday Agreement.

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  • Best-Loved Oscar Wilde

    Best-Loved Oscar Wilde

    Edited by John Wyse Jackson, Illustrated by Emma Byrne

    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.

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    128
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  • Big Jim

    Big Jim

    Jim Larkin and the 1913 Lockout

    Written by Rory McConville, By (artist) Paddy Lynch

    On August 26th 1913, the trams of Dublin stopped. Over the next four months, James Larkin would lead the workers of Dublin against William Martin Murphy and the Employers Federation in a conflict that would change the face of Irish society.

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  • Bobby Sands

    Bobby Sands

    Freedom Fighter

    Written by Gerry Hunt, Coloured by Matt Griffin

    ‘Bobby’ Sands was a member of the Provisional Irish Republican Army who died on hunger strike while imprisoned at HM Prison Maze. This graphic novel, the first of its kind, brings Bobby Sands’ story to life in a whole new way.

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  • Brendan the Navigator

    Brendan the Navigator

    Exploring the Ancient World

    Written by George Otto Simms, Illustrated by David Rooney

    Volcanoes, icebergs, sea-monsters, strange beings - all these play a part in this ancient adventure story. Simms unravels the mysteries and wonders of Brendan's travels and explains why and how the voyage was undertaken

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  • Con Colbert

    Con Colbert

    16Lives

    By John O'Callaghan

    A biography of Con Colbert, member of Na Fianna Éireann, the Irish Volunteers and the Irish Republican Brotherhood.

    Colbert commanded forces at Watkins' brewery and Jameson's distillery during the Easter Rising. He faced the firing squad at Kilmainham Gaol on 8 May 1916, aged twenty-seven.

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  • Country Days

    Country Days

    By Alice Taylor

    Alice Taylor takes her readers along the byways of Ireland and into the heart of the country. In stories by turn comic and poignant, she explores the character of family and friends, testing the bonds of concern and kindness which hold people together.

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  • A Coward if I Return, A Hero if I Fall

    A Coward if I Return, A Hero if I Fall

    Stories of Irishmen in World War I

    By Neil Richardson

    A collection of veterans’ stories as told by the families, with military records, surviving documents and letters.

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  • Detective

    Detective

    A Life Upholding the Law

    By Tom Connolly

    The inside story of a lifetime spent fighting crime, from local Garda in Kildare to Detective Superintendent, tackling everything from small local crimes to major national and international investigations.

     

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  • Do You Remember?

    Do You Remember?

    By Alice Taylor

    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.

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