Two new Irish novels that both deal with the same subject have been published recently. Words to Shape My Name by Laura McKenna and The Ballad of Lord Edward and Citizen Small by Neil Jordan deal with the former slave Tony Small, servant of United Irishman Lord Edward Fitzgerald. Though both novels tell the same […]Read more "No Small Feat"
Every Tuesday Diane at Bibliophile by the Sea hosts First Chapter First Paragraph Tuesday Intros, where you can share the first paragraph, or a few, of a book you are reading or thinking about reading soon. #begorrathon16Read more "First Chapter, First Paragraph, First Lightship"
As soon as you have recovered from the shock of Leonardo DiCaprio’s Oscar win on Sunday night, you can start preparing your posts for The Begorrathon. Reading Ireland Month begins on Monday, February 29th. Take a leap with us. Bookmark the link above to post your Irish-themed stories. The link goes live at 9:00 am […]Read more
He is a master craftsman who writes shimmering prose, but his protagonists are the sorts that you would probably wish to avoid in real life: self-obsessed, self-deluded, duplicitous and amoral men with shameful secrets to hide.Read more "Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Books I’d Give To Readers Who Have Never Read John Banville"