Month: May 2010

The Man from Beijing

The Man From Beijing, Henning Mankell Henning Mankell is best known for the Kurt Wallander detective novels set in Sweden. Here we have another crime drama set in Sweden initially but spanning continents and centuries, as the action moves from modern day Sweden to 19th century China and America, back to modern day China, Africa and Europe. …

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Bisto Winners Announced

Our congratulations go to Marie-Louise Fitzpatrick who has just won the Bisto Children’s Book of the Year award for There. Marie-Louise also scooped the Bisto Honour Award for Illustration and it’s clear to see why as each page, or set of pages, is its own work of art. My favourite is “Can I change my …

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June Meeting

For our book club meeting on June 2nd we read Solar by Ian McEwan. Jacket synopsis: Michael Beard is a Nobel prize-winning physicist whose best work is behind him. Trading on his reputation, he speaks for enormous fees, lends his name to the letterheads of renowned scientific institutions and half-heartedly heads a government-backed initiative tackling global …

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Dublin Writers Festival

The Dublin Writers Festival runs from 1st to 6th June and celebrates the best of Irish and international writing. Writers, both authors and songwriters, talk about their work and their approach to writing. Event highlights include: 1 June – Ian McEwan at The National Concert Hall 2 June – David Mitchell at The Project Arts …

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