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Biographies, auto-biographies and memoirs from The Liffey Press.

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  1. The Boundless and Miraculous: The Found Poems of Vincent van Gogh, by Larry Stapleton

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    Extracts from Van Gogh's letters are presented as `found poems', mainly in the form of sonnets. They record many of the pivotal moments in his life, and Van Gogh's frame of mind and his emotional state at these times are evident in the content and tone of the writing. The book also features 87 spectacular colour plates of van Gogh's paintings. Learn More
  2. he lost himself completely
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    “a fascinating account … of shell shock, and glimpses into the lives and backgrounds of those who found themselves within the walls of the Richmond War Hospital …” – Professor Sir Simon Wessely

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  3. ireland's mr show jumping

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    The remarkable story of renowned Sligo man Frank McGarry and a fascinating insider's look at the big business of international show jumping.

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  4. My Killaloe: A Nostalgic Tour of Heritage Towns Killaloe/Ballina, by Henry Murdoch

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    An affectionate and nostalgic portrayal of growing up in rural Ireland Learn More
  5. Remembering Killaloe: A Memoir, by Henry Murdoch

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    An entertaining and informative account of living in twin Irish heritage towns, Killaloe and Ballina, over 50 years ago as a child, teenager, and young adult Learn More
  6. Raymond Deane

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    "Raymond Deane's courageous account of his struggle with alcohol is … often disturbing, but ultimately an inspiring journey." – Donal Lunny Learn More
  7. Faithless

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    A blisteringly funny memoir that views religion through the experiences of a young boy growing up in Ireland in the 1950s and 60s whose already jaundiced eye had begun to see the flaws in blind faith.

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  8. The Artist on the Island, by Pete Hogan

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    "I wanted to live on an island and make art. If Paul Gauguin could quit his job as a stockbroker and paint pictures on an island, so could I, but in the west of Ireland. . . . I would be famous, aloof, celebrated and revered – from an island in the west of Ireland. . . . Or so I thought. . . ." Learn More
  9. Travels in Zanskar

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    “... a travel book in the classic tradition.... A gripping adventure story ... and a sensitive interpretation of an ancient culture on the eve of its demolition.” – Dervla Murphy, from the Foreword Learn More
  10. Harry Kernoff: The Little Genius, by Kevin O'Connor
    €19.95
    Lavishly illustrated biography of one of Dublin's great artists, Harry Kernoff. Learn More

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