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  • 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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  • Across the Divide

    Across the Divide

    By Brian Gallagher

    When Liam, a poor eleven-year-old boy, and Nora, a rich ten-year-old girl meet at a Feis Ceol, an unlikely bond is formed - a bond that leads to a friendship spanning the deeply divided city that was Dublin in 1913.

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  • Amelia

    Amelia

    By Siobhán Parkinson

    The year is 1914 and Amelia Pim will soon be thirteen. There are rumours of war and rebellion, and Dublin is holding its breath for major, dramatic events. But all that matters to Amelia is what she will wear to her birthday party ...

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  • Arrivals

    Arrivals

    How long can a secret be kept?

    By Brian Gallagher

    In 1920s Canada, a summer of fun for three friends is destroyed by a frightening crime. Almost a century later, teenager Ciara Farrelly visits her dead grandfather's Ontario home and tries to solve the mystery surrounding it.

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  • Behind the Walls

    Behind the Walls

    By Nicola Pierce

    Derry. 1689. The city’s inhabitants resist all attempts by the King James’s men to storm their gates. Outside, the soldiers reckon the only effective weapon they have left is to starve them out...

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  • Cave of Secrets

    Cave of Secrets

    By Morgan Llywelyn

    Pirates and crooked rulers make seventeenth-century Ireland a dangerous place. Tom’s father has had savage losses in business and his whole world is under pressure. Tom starts mixing with smugglers in Roaringwater Bay and learns all about boats and smuggling – and secret treasure. And then Tom discovers the best-kept secret of all ...

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  • The Chieftain's Daughter

    The Chieftain's Daughter

    Written by Sam McBratney, Illustrated by Noel Monahan

    New edition of the well-loved children's book by Sam McBratney. A boy fostered with a remote Irish tribe 1500 years ago becomes involved with the fate of his beloved Frann, the Chieftain's daughter.

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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.

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  • Faraway Home

    Faraway Home

    By Marilyn Taylor

    Two Jewish children are sent from Nazi-occupied Austria to a refugee farm in Northern Ireland. Will they ever see their families again? Based on the true story of Millisle refugee farm in Ards, Co Down.

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  • 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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  • Friend or Foe

    Friend or Foe

    1916: Which side are you on?

    By Brian Gallagher

    When Emer Daly saves Jack Madigan from drowning it seems that the two children will be friends for life. Eight months later, however, they are on opposite sides in a life and death struggle, when Dublin city is torn apart in the Easter Rising. With their young lives in turmoil, what will come first – friendship, family or loyalty to a cause?

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  • Fugitives!

    Fugitives!

    A Story of the Flight of the Earls

    By Aubrey Flegg

    When young Con disappears, the others must find him – and quickly. His father Hugh O’Neill, the great Ulster chieftain, is about to depart Ireland, forever…

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  • A Girl Called Blue

    A Girl Called Blue

    By Marita Conlon-McKenna

    The orphanage is the only home Blue has ever known. She is desperate to find out who she really is. The closed file in stern Sister Regina's office holds the secret of her identity. And that is forbidden territory ...

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  • Granuaile: Pirate Queen

    Granuaile: Pirate Queen

    By Morgan Llywelyn

    A story of immense bravery and daring, as Granuaile takes on the great Norman lords, smuggles weapons and mercenaries for the Ulster Gaelic O'Donnell and O'Neill clans and finally goes to confront Elizabeth Tudor herself.

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  • The Guns of Easter

    The Guns of Easter

    By Gerard Whelan

    It is 1916 and Europe is at war. From the poverty of the Dublin slums twelve-year-old Jimmy Conway is pulled between the British Army and the rebels in the Easter Rising. Real history seen through the eyes of a child from a master storyteller.

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  • 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.

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