O'Brien Press Rights Sold

obrien.ie - Culture Ireland LogoIn 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!

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

  • Joe Cahill

    Joe Cahill

    A Life in the IRA

    Written by Brendan Anderson and Joe Cahill

    '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.

    Rights Sold

    Croatian, Italian
  • After The Wake

    After The Wake

    By Brendan Behan

    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.

    Rights Sold

    Dutch, German
  • Marco Moves In

    Marco Moves In

    Written by Gerry Boland, Illustrated by Áine McGuinness

    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!

    Rights Sold

    German
  • Marco: Master of Disguise

    Marco: Master of Disguise

    Written by Gerry Boland, Illustrated by Áine McGuinness

    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.

    Rights Sold

    German
  • Marco: Moonwalker

    Marco: Moonwalker

    Written by Gerry Boland, Illustrated by Áine McGuinness

    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?

    Rights Sold

    German
  • The Guinness Story

    The Guinness Story

    The Family, The Business and The Black Stuff

    By Dr. Edward J. Bourke

    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.

    Rights Sold

    Canada, United States
  • Sold into Marriage

    Sold into Marriage

    One Girl's Living Nightmare

    By Sean Boyne

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

    Rights Sold

    French
  • A Witch in a Fix

    A Witch in a Fix

    Written by Marian Broderick, Illustrated by Francesca Carabelli

    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?

    Rights Sold

    German
  • The Witch Apprentice

    The Witch Apprentice

    Written by Marian Broderick, Illustrated by Francesca Carabelli

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

    Rights Sold

    Catalan, German, Slovenian, Spanish
  • The Witch in the Woods

    The Witch in the Woods

    Written by Marian Broderick, Illustrated by Francesca Carabelli

    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 …

    Rights Sold

    Catalan, German, Slovenia, Spanish
  • Wild Irish Women

    Wild Irish Women

    Extraordinary Lives from History

    By Marian Broderick

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

    Rights Sold

    Canada, United States
  • Deadlines and D**kheads

    Deadlines and D**kheads

    Written by Anne Gildea, Illustrated by Eva Byrne

    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'.

    Rights Sold

    Russian
  • Moncaí Dána

    Moncaí Dána

    Written by Aine Ní Ghlinn, Illustrated by Aileen Caffrey

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


    Sos 8

    Rights Sold

    Scottish Gaelic
  • The Real Rebecca

    The Real Rebecca

    By Anna Carey

    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?

    Rights Sold

    Italian, Serbian
  • Moonlight

    Moonlight

    By Michael Carroll

    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 …

    Rights Sold

    Canada, French, Italian
  • Holy Terrors

    Holy Terrors

    A Boy, Two Brothers, A Stolen Childhood

    By Michael Clemenger

    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.

    Rights Sold

    French, World
  • Benny and Babe

    Benny and Babe

    By Eoin Colfer

    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.

    Rights Sold

    Australia, Canada, Catalan, Dutch, England, German, India, Italian, New Zealand, Polish, Spanish, United Kingdom, United States
  • Benny and Omar

    Benny and Omar

    By Eoin Colfer

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

    Rights Sold

    Australia, Canada, Catalan, Danish, Dutch, England, German, Hebrew, Italian, Lithuanian, New Zealand, Polish, Spanish, United Kingdom, United States
  • The Wish List

    The Wish List

    By Eoin Colfer

    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.

    Rights Sold

    Australia, Brazil, Bulgarian, Canada, Chinese, Czech, Danish, Dutch, England, England, Wales, Scotland, Estonian, Finnish, French, German, Hebrew, Icelandic, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Lithuanian, New Zealand, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Slovenian, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Ukrainian, United Kingdom, United States, United States
  • In Deep Dark Wood

    In Deep Dark Wood

    By Marita Conlon-McKenna

    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.

    Rights Sold

    German, Russian
  • No Goodbye

    No Goodbye

    By Marita Conlon-McKenna

    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.

    Rights Sold

    England
  • Daifní Dineasár

    Daifní Dineasár

    Written by Aine Ní Ghlinn, Illustrated by Michael Connor

    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

    Rights Sold

    Scottish Gaelic
  • John Charles McQuaid

    John Charles McQuaid

    Ruler of Catholic Ireland

    By John Cooney

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

    Rights Sold

    United States
  • The Same Age as the State

    The Same Age as the State

    By 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.

    Rights Sold

    Canada, United States
  • The Same Age as the State

    The Same Age as the State

    The Autobiography of Máire Cruise O'Brien

    By 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.

    Rights Sold

    Canada, United States
  • A Bewitched Land

    A Bewitched Land

    Ireland's Witches

    By Dr. Robert Curran

    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.

    Rights Sold

    United States
  • A Haunted Land

    A Haunted Land

    Ireland's Ghosts

    By Dr. Robert Curran

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

    Rights Sold

    United States
  • Alice Again

    Alice Again

    Written by Judi Curtin, Illustrated by Woody Fox

    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.

    Rights Sold

    Australia, Brazil, New Zealand, Portuguese, Russian, Serbian
  • Alice in the Middle

    Alice in the Middle

    Written by Judi Curtin, Illustrated by Woody Fox, Cover design or artwork by Nicola Colton

    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

    Rights Sold

    Australia, New Zealand, Russian, Serbian
  • Bonjour Alice

    Bonjour Alice

    Written by Judi Curtin, Illustrated by Woody Fox

    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

    Rights Sold

    Russian
  • Don't Ask Alice

    Don't Ask Alice

    Written by Judi Curtin, Illustrated by Woody Fox, Cover design or artwork by Nicola Colton

    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.

    Rights Sold

    Australia, Brazil, New Zealand, Portuguese, Russian, Serbian
  • Eva's Journey

    Eva's Journey

    Written by Judi Curtin, Illustrated by Woody Fox

    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.

    Rights Sold

    Catalan, Portuguese, Serbian, Spanish
  • See If I Care

    See If I Care

    Written by Judi Curtin and Roisin Meaney

    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...

    Rights Sold

    Finnish, Norwegian, Swedish
  • Mother From Hell

    Mother From Hell

    Two Brothers, a Sadistic Mother, a Childhood Destroyed.

    Written by Kenneth M. Doyle and Patrick Doyle, With Nicola Pierce

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

    Rights Sold

    England
  • Swap

    Swap

    By Malachy Doyle

    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!

    Rights Sold

    Welsh
  • The Stolen Village

    The Stolen Village

    Baltimore and the Barbary Pirates

    By Des Ekin

    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.

    Rights Sold

    Canada, United States
  • Wolfgran

    Wolfgran

    Written by Finbar O'Connor, Illustrated by Martin Fagan

    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.

    Rights Sold

    Australia, New Zealand, Serbian
  • Wolfgran Returns

    Wolfgran Returns

    Written by Finbar O'Connor, Illustrated by Martin Fagan

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

    Rights Sold

    Australia, New Zealand, Serbian, South Africa
  • Sinn Féin

    Sinn Féin

    A Hundred Turbulent Years

    By Brian Feeney

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

    Rights Sold

    Canada, Spanish, United States
  • In the Claws of the Eagle

    In the Claws of the Eagle

    By Aubrey Flegg

    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.

    Rights Sold

    German, Slovenia
  • Katie's War

    Katie's War

    By Aubrey Flegg

    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.

    Rights Sold

    Albanian, Amharic, Czech, Ethiopia, German, Swedish
  • The Cinnamon Tree

    The Cinnamon Tree

    A Novel Set in Africa

    By Aubrey Flegg

    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.

    Rights Sold

    Brazil, Danish, Portuguese, United Kingdom
  • The Rainbow Bridge

    The Rainbow Bridge

    By Aubrey Flegg

    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.

    Rights Sold

    German, Slovenia
  • Wings over Delft

    Wings over Delft

    By Aubrey Flegg

    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...

    Rights Sold

    Albanian, Danish, French, German, Polish, Slovenia, Spanish
  • Katie's Cake

    Katie's Cake

    Written by Stephanie Dagg, Illustrated by Stephen Hall

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

    Rights Sold

    Scottish Gaelic
  • De Valera in America

    De Valera in America

    The Rebel President’s 1919 Campaign.

    By Dave Hannigan

    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.

    Rights Sold

    Canada, United States
  • Stakeknife

    Stakeknife

    Britain's Secret Agents in Ireland

    Written by Greg Harkin and Ian Hurst

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

    Rights Sold

    Canada, United States
  • Tumbling In The Hay

    Tumbling In The Hay

    Written by Oliver St John Gogarty, Foreword by Prof. A. Norman Jeffares

    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.

    Rights Sold

    German
  • Into the Grey

    Into the Grey

    By Celine Kiernan

    "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.

    Rights Sold

    Australia, French, New Zealand, Russian
  • The Crowded Shadows

    The Crowded Shadows

    Written by Celine Kiernan, Illustrated by Finbarr O'Connor

    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?

    Rights Sold

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

    The Poison Throne

    Written by and Illustrated by Celine Kiernan, Illustrated by Finbarr O'Connor

    A Friend. A Father. A Kingdom. Which one would you sacrifice?

    A gothic tale of intrigue, adventure and romance which draws the reader in from the very first sentence and doesn't loosen its grip until the last.

    Rights Sold

    Australia, Danish, Dutch, England, Estonian, French, German, New Zealand, Polish, Russian, Spanish, Turkish, United States
  • The Rebel Prince

    The Rebel Prince

    By Celine Kiernan

    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?

     

    Rights Sold

    Canada, Dutch, Estonian, German, Portuguese, Spanish, Turkish, United States
  • Edda

    Edda

    By Conor Kostick

    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’?

    Rights Sold

    Canada, Polish, Turkish, United States
  • Epic

    Epic

    By Conor Kostick

    #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.

    Rights Sold

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

    Saga

    By Conor Kostick

    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.

    Rights Sold

    Canada, French, German, Polish, Portuguese, Turkish, United States
  • The Skellig Story

    The Skellig Story

    Ancient Monastic Outpost

    By Des Lavelle

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

    Rights Sold

    Canada
  • No Shoes for Tom

    No Shoes for Tom

    Written by Una Leavy, Illustrated by Margaret Suggs

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

    Rights Sold

    Spanish
  • The O'Brien Book of Irish Fairy Tales and Legends

    The O'Brien Book of Irish Fairy Tales and Legends

    Written by Una Leavy, Illustrated by Susan Field

    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.

    Rights Sold

    England
  • When Love Comes to Town

    When Love Comes to Town

    By Tom Lennon

    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.

    Rights Sold

    Danish, Dutch, Spanish, United States
  • Brian Boru

    Brian Boru

    Emperor of the Irish

    By Morgan Llywelyn

    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.

    Rights Sold

    Canada, United States
  • Star Dancer

    Star Dancer

    By Morgan Llywelyn

    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.

    Rights Sold

    Dutch, German
  • Strongbow

    Strongbow

    The Story of Richard and Aoife

    By Morgan Llywelyn

    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 warrior.

    Rights Sold

    Canada, Spanish, United States
  • Olanna's Big Day

    Olanna's Big Day

    Written by Natasha Mac a'Bháird, Illustrated by Ray Forkan

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

    Rights Sold

    Korean
  • Cherokee

    Cherokee

    By Creina Mansfield

    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 ...

    Rights Sold

    Australia, Danish, German, New Zealand
  • My Nasty Neighbours

    My Nasty Neighbours

    By Creina Mansfield

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

    Rights Sold

    Brazil, French, German, Italian, Portuguese
  • The Dreaming Tree

    The Dreaming Tree

    Written by Eithne Massey, Illustrated by Marie Thorhauge

    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.

    Rights Sold

    Korean
  • The Wee Book of Irish Wit & Malarkey

    The Wee Book of Irish Wit & Malarkey

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

    Written by Sean McCann and Paul Ryan

    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.

    Rights Sold

    Canada, United States
  • The Wit of Oscar Wilde

    The Wit of Oscar Wilde

    By Sean McCann

    Hundreds of quotations from the most quotable Irishman ever. A fantastic selection in a new hardback edition.

    Rights Sold

    Lithuanian, United States
  • The Gods and their Machines

    The Gods and their Machines

    By Oisín McGann

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

    Rights Sold

    Canada, German, United States
  • The Harvest Tide Project

    The Harvest Tide Project

    By Oisín McGann

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

    Rights Sold

    Portuguese, Russian, Ukrainian
  • Under Fragile Stone

    Under Fragile Stone

    By Oisín McGann

    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?

    Rights Sold

    Russian, Ukrainian
  • Jigsaw Stew

    Jigsaw Stew

    By Conor McHale

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

    Rights Sold

    Spanish
  • The Emotional Cook

    The Emotional Cook

    Food to match your mood

    Written by Clare McKeon, Illustrated by Eva Byrne

    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!

    Rights Sold

    Canada
  • Great Irish Writing

    Great Irish Writing

    The Best from The Bell

    By Sean McMahon

    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.

    Rights Sold

    United States
  • Don't Even Think About It

    Don't Even Think About It

    By Roisin Meaney

    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.

    Rights Sold

    German, Norwegian, Spanish, Swedish
  • Just Joshua

    Just Joshua

    By Jan Michael

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

    Rights Sold

    English, Japanese
  • The Rock Boy

    The Rock Boy

    By Jan Michael

    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 ...

    Rights Sold

    Dutch
  • Bloodstorm

    Bloodstorm

    A Karl Kane Novel

    By Sam Millar

    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.

    Rights Sold

    German
  • Dead of Winter

    Dead of Winter

    By Sam Millar

    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 ...

    Rights Sold

    German
  • The Dark Place

    The Dark Place

    A Karl Kane Novel

    By Sam Millar

    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.

    Rights Sold

    German
  • The Great Pig Escape

    The Great Pig Escape

    By Linda Moller

    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.

    Rights Sold

    French
  • Anna's Secret Granny

    Anna's Secret Granny

    Written by Stephanie Dagg, Illustrated by Phillip Morrison

    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

    Rights Sold

    French
  • The Feckin' Book of Everything Irish

    The Feckin' Book of Everything Irish

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

    Written by Colin Murphy and Donal O'Dea

    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.

    Rights Sold

    United States
  • The Feckin' Book of Irish History

    The Feckin' Book of Irish History

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

    Written by Colin Murphy and Donal O'Dea

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

    Rights Sold

    United States
  • Blue Lavender Girl

    Blue Lavender Girl

    By Judy May Murphy

    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.

    Rights Sold

    Norwegian, Spanish, Swedish
  • Copper Girl

    Copper Girl

    By Judy May Murphy

    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!

    Rights Sold

    Swedish
  • Diamond Star Girl

    Diamond Star Girl

    By Judy May Murphy

    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?

    Rights Sold

    Swedish
  • Hazel Wood Girl

    Hazel Wood Girl

    By Judy May Murphy

    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
  • O'Brien Pocket History of the IRA

    O'Brien Pocket History of the IRA

    From 1916 Onwards

    By Brendan O'Brien

    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.

    Rights Sold

    Polish
  • The Long War

    The Long War

    The IRA and Sinn Féin from Armed Struggle to Peace Talks

    By Brendan O'Brien

    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
  • The Chisellers

    The Chisellers

    By Brendan O'Carroll

    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
  • The Granny

    The Granny

    By Brendan O'Carroll

    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
  • The Mammy

    The Mammy

    By Brendan O'Carroll

    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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    Arabic, Australia, Canada, Chinese, Czech, Dutch, French, Hungarian, India, Italian, Japanese, Latin America, New Zealand, Polish, Portuguese, South Africa, Spanish, Swedish, United Kingdom, United States
  • The Scrapper

    The Scrapper

    By Brendan O'Carroll

    Brendan O'Carroll's first novel since the phenomenal success of his Mrs Brown trilogy is set in the rough world of the Dublin boxing scene and introduces a new, larger-than-life character - Sparrow McCabe.

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    Italian
  • Cracking Crime

    Cracking Crime

    Jim Donovan - Forensic Detective

    Written by Niamh O'Connor and Jim Donovan

    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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  • Holy Smoke

    Holy Smoke

    True Papal Stories that will Amaze and Amuse

    Written by Dr. Robert Curran and Donal O'Dea

    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
  • The Weaver's Grave

    The Weaver's Grave

    By Seumas O'Kelly

    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.

    Rights Sold

    German
  • Call of the Whales

    Call of the Whales

    By Siobhán Parkinson

    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.

    Rights Sold

    Danish
  • Four Kids, Three Cats, Two Cows, One Witch (maybe)

    Four Kids, Three Cats, Two Cows, One Witch (maybe)

    By Siobhán Parkinson

    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
  • Kate

    Kate

    By Siobhán Parkinson

    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
  • Sisters ... No Way!

    Sisters ... No Way!

    By Siobhán Parkinson

    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
  • The Moon King

    The Moon King

    By Siobhán Parkinson

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

    Rights Sold

    Japanese
  • Brown Morning

    Brown Morning

    By Franck Pavloff

    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
  • Adam's Starling

    Adam's Starling

    Written by Gillian Perdue, Illustrated by Barry Reynolds

    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.

    Rights Sold

    Estonian
  • I Was a Boy in Belsen

    I Was a Boy in Belsen

    Written by Tomi Reichental, With Nicola Pierce

    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.

    Rights Sold

    Czech
  • Dancing in the Dark

    Dancing in the Dark

    By P.R. Prendergast

    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 Romanian Builder

    The Romanian Builder

    Written by P.R. Prendergast, Illustrated by Ross Stewart

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

    Rights Sold

    Korean
  • Crowning the Customer

    Crowning the Customer

    How To Become Customer-Driven

    By Sen. Feargal Quinn

    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
  • Tommy the Theatre Cat

    Tommy the Theatre Cat

    Written by Maureen Potter, Illustrated by David Rooney

    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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    Welsh
  • Gemini Game

    Gemini Game

    By Michael Scott

    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
  • October Moon

    October Moon

    By Michael Scott

    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
  • Wolf Moon

    Wolf Moon

    By Michael Scott

    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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    Dutch, French
  • Johnny Coffin School-Dazed

    Johnny Coffin School-Dazed

    By John Sexton

    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
  • Ways of Old

    Ways of Old

    Traditional Life in Ireland

    By Olive Sharkey

    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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    Australia, New Zealand, United States
  • The Little Black Sheep

    The Little Black Sheep

    Panda 6

    Written by and Illustrated by Elizabeth Shaw

    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 Woman of the House

    The Woman of the House

    By Alice Taylor

    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.

    Rights Sold

    Amharic, Ethiopia
  • 17 Martin Street

    17 Martin Street

    By Marilyn Taylor

    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.

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  • Faoin Sceach Gheal

    Faoin Sceach Gheal

    Written by Marita Conlon-McKenna, Illustrated by Donald Teskey, Translated by Máire Nic Mhaoláin

    The bestselling Under the Hawthorn Tree is now available for the first time in Irish.

    Rights Sold

    Albanian, Arabic, Chinese, Danish, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Malay, Slovenia, Spanish, Swedish, United States
  • Fields of Home

    Fields of Home

    Written by Marita Conlon-McKenna, Illustrated by Donald Teskey and PJ Lynch

    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
  • The Blue Horse

    The Blue Horse

    Written by Marita Conlon-McKenna, Illustrated by Donald Teskey

    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.

    Rights Sold

    German, Serbian
  • The Leprechaun Who Wished He Wasn't

    The Leprechaun Who Wished He Wasn't

    Written by Siobhán Parkinson, Illustrated by Donald Teskey

    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.

    Rights Sold

    French, Latvian
  • Under the Hawthorn Tree

    Under the Hawthorn Tree

    Children of the Famine

    Written by Marita Conlon-McKenna, Illustrated by Donald Teskey, Cover design or artwork by PJ Lynch

    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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    Albanian, Arabic, Chinese, Danish, Dutch, England, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Malay, Slovenia, Spanish, Swedish, United States, World
  • Wildflower Girl

    Wildflower Girl

    Written by Marita Conlon-McKenna, Illustrated by Donald Teskey, Cover design or artwork by PJ Lynch

    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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    Danish, Dutch, England, German, United States
  • Green English

    Green English

    Irish Influence on the English Language

    By Loreto Todd

    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.

    Rights Sold

    United States
  • The Perfect Name for Your Baby

    The Perfect Name for Your Baby

    Beautiful Names from Around the World

    By Loreto Todd

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

     

    Rights Sold

    English, Nigeria
  • Fear of the Collar

    Fear of the Collar

    My Terrifying Childhood in Artane

    By Patrick Touher

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

    Rights Sold

    England
  • Celtic Way of Life

    Celtic Way of Life

    By Curriculum Development Unit

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

    Rights Sold

    Canada
  • Dream Invader

    Dream Invader

    By Gerard Whelan

    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.

    Rights Sold

    Slovenia
  • The General

    The General

    Godfather of Crime

    By Paul Williams

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

    Rights Sold

    Canada, Croatian, Philippines, Spanish, United States
  • The Castle in the Attic

    The Castle in the Attic

    By Elizabeth Winthrop

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

    Rights Sold

    United States
  • I Won't Go To China

    I Won't Go To China

    Written by Enda Wyley, Illustrated by Marie Thorhauge

    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.

    Rights Sold

    Korean
  • The Silver Notebook

    The Silver Notebook

    By Enda Wyley

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

    Rights Sold

    French