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  • And Life Lights Up

    And Life Lights Up

    Moments that Matter

    Written by Alice Taylor, Photographs by Emma Byrne

    Alice Taylor guides us through the steps and ways to live a conscious life and focus on the goodness of the world around us. Alice also inspires the reader to be attentive to the here and now and embrace moments as they arise.

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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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  • As Time Goes By

    As Time Goes By

    By Alice Taylor

    Alice began the year wondering how she would feel about reaching eighty. She was pleasantly surprised to discover that it was just another milestone on a journey that is still varied and interesting. Here she writes about these feelings, and the many pleasant and challenging events of her eightieth year.

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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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  • Books from the Attic

    Books from the Attic

    Treasures from an Irish Childhood

    Written by Alice Taylor, Photographs by Emma Byrne

    Alice Taylor takes a journey back to the 1940s and 1950s in rural Ireland through the well-used schoolbooks that she has kept from that time. Poetry, legends, stories and history evoke a way of life, and pace of life, that's long changed.

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  • A Cocoon With A View

    A Cocoon With A View

    By Alice Taylor

    Am I cocooning or self-isolating?  In today’s climate both words mean the same thing, but it’s amazing the different picture each word paints in our subconscious. Alice Taylor explores wellbeing, what community now means and so many other topics thrown into sharp relief by the arrival of COVID19.

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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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  • 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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  • An Evening with Alice Taylor

    An Evening with Alice Taylor

    By Alice Taylor

    Alice Taylor's selection, in her own voice, from her memories and thoughts of childhood and country life.

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  • The Gift of a Garden

    The Gift of a Garden

    By Alice Taylor

    Alice’s garden is her refuge. Inherited from Uncle Jacky, she introduces the great variety of plants and objects she has gathered – everything, of course, with its own unique and fascinating story, brought to life by a master storyteller. 

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  • Home For Christmas

    Home For Christmas

    Written by Alice Taylor, Photographs by Emma Byrne

    Join Alice Taylor this Christmas as she welcomes us into her home and shows us the traditions of her family's Christmas. Alice looks back over her past Christmases and prepares for this Christmas. 

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  • Hope and History

    Hope and History

    Making Peace in Ireland

    By Gerry Adams

    Is the unique inside story, revealing the truth behind the headlines of how the peace process was begun, and brought to fruition. Adams conveys the tensions, the sense of teetering on the brink, and he has a sharp eye and acute ear for the more humorous foibles of political allies and enemies alike.

     

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  • The Joyce We Knew

    The Joyce We Knew

    Memoirs of Joyce

    Edited by Ulick O'Connor

    These fascinating reminiscences by some of his friends and contemporaries give a deep insight into James Joyce and bring to light many less well-known characteristics.

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  • The Night Before Christmas

    The Night Before Christmas

    By Alice Taylor

    Alice Taylor takes a nostalgic, loving look back to a family firmly rooted in tradition and humour and - in particular - the Christmas traditions of her childhood. With her unerring knack of bringing her readers into her home, her stories of a childhood Christmas are rich, warm and amusing, giving a wonderful insight into life as it was.

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  • On the Brinks

    On the Brinks

    By Sam Millar

    The incredible true life story of Sam Millar, from his childhood in Belfast to membership of the IRA, time spent in Long Kesh internment camps and carrying out the $7 million Brinks heist, one of the biggest robberies in U.S. history. Subject of RTE Documentary on One: The Seven Million Dollar Man.

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  • The Parish

    The Parish

    By Alice Taylor

    In a series of vignettes of life in her village, Alice Taylor reasserts the priorities of public space and local community. The Parish evokes and explores the positive values of community, which could be renewed and reinvigorated for a present and future that achieves harmony between comfort and the pressing need to respect the environment.

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