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  • For God's Sake: The Hidden Life of Irish Nuns called 'an utterly compelling read' by Irish Independent

    In a major review in the Irish Independent (November 22) Camillus Metcalfe's new book receives high praise from reviewer Anne Cunningham. For God's Sake: The Hidden Lives of Irish Nuns consists of ten interviews with nuns who are highly critical of their treatment. Anne Cunningham says that 'what emerges ... are lives lived by nuns in convents and institutions that were miserable, brutal and tyrannical'. Speaking of how the nuns treated orphans and unwed mothers, she says that 'this book is not an apologia or defence ... but it may increase our understanding of how such coldness an cruelty could happen'. She concludes by saying that 'Camillus Metcalfe has written an immensely compassionate book'.

  • Minister Alan Kelly Praises New Books on Killaloe by Henry Murdoch

    The new Minister for the Environment and Local Government, Alan Kelly TD, offered effusive praise to Henry Murdoch's two new books, Remembering Killaloe and My Killaloe: “I could only describe these books as local treasures. Henry has perfectly encapsulated Killaloe and the surrounding areas and chartered how this beautiful location evolved over time in a unique and capturing writing style. I know that it took years and months of painstaking work to put it all together, but as someone from the area I can safely say it was very worthwhile and I congratulate Henry and all of the others involved."

  • Ryan Tubridy Hails New Book on Wild Atlantic Way

    RTE's Ryan Tubridy interviewed Eugene O'Loughlin, author of Exploring Ireland's Wild Atlantic Way, on July 11, saying that he "really enjoyed it" and called the book the "quintessential guide to this extraordinary odyssey".

  • Compelling Memoir by Raymond Deane launched by Robert Ballagh

    Composer Raymond Deane’s fascinating memoir, In My Own Light, was launched by Robert Ballagh to a packed room in the Irish Writers Centre on May 22. Advance copies of Raymond Deane’s new CD, “Noctuary”, featuring pianist Hugh Tinney, were also available.

  • Major Reviews for New Book on Bull Island

    Kieran McNally’s new book, The Island Imagined by the Sea: A History of Bull Island has received very positive review coverage:

    "McNally has done an impressive amount of research and unearthed some real gems" – The Sunday Times

    “McNally has so many fascinating tales to tell . . . {He} takes us across the wooden bridge on a tour of an island phenomenon which has evolved into an unlikely paradise playground …” – The Irish Independent

  • Two New Books by Henry Murdoch to Be Launched by Tanaiste

    Well known barrister and author Henry Murdoch has written two new books about his native Killaloe that will be launched by Tanaiste Eamon Gilmore. Remembering Killaloe is an entertaining account of living in twin Irish heritage towns, Killaloe and Ballina, over 50 years ago as a child, teenager, and young adult. My Killaloe is a personal tour of 100 places of interest in Killaloe and Ballina, most with both historic and contemporary photographs. Both will be launched at the National Rehabilitation Hospital on June 25

  • A Publisher's Guide to Self-Publishing Course

    The Liffey Press is delighted to announce that it will be running a new five-week course aimed at anyone who would like to get their written work into print.

    Advances in technology, in particular digital printing, mean that it is now possible to produce high quality publications at a very reasonable cost. Also, as the book trade continues to contract, many authors are finding it increasingly difficult to get their work published by traditional means. More and more, the solution will be for them to go out on their own.

    This course will take participants step-by-step through the entire publishing process with a particular emphasis on producing well designed books at the lowest price possible. Self-published authors have full control over their own work, and even fairly modest sales will allow them to at least break even. And if their book does very well….

    For more information see  http://www.theliffeypress.com/publishers-guide-to-self-publishing.html or ring David Givens at 01-8511458.

  • Irish Times review of Faithless calls it "a fascinating book, fabulously funny..."

    Tony Philpott's provocative new book Faithless was reviewed this week by Joe Jackson in The Irish Times. Joe said that Tony writes "beautifully... and movingly...",  "his knowledge of the subject is remarkable..." and "it is hard to deny what he says...". He also said that the book was "an insult to all theologians"!

  • The Fishmonger, Featuring Queen Elizabeth's visit to Cork, Will Be Launched in the English Market on November 27

    Pat O'Connell's captivating memoir The Fishmonger will be launched by Councillor Catherine Clancy, Lord Mayor of Cork, on Wednesday, November 27. The book, which offers a very amusing portrayal of the historic visit of Queen Elizabeth II to the English Market, is generating considerable pre-publication interest. A guest list of nearly six hundred people has been compiled and the launch promises to be a huge event in Cork.

  • Controversial Memoir Faithless by Tony Philpott Launched by Ian O'Doherty

    Faithless by Tony Philpott was launched on October 29 at the Irish Writers Centre by Irish Independent columnist Ian O'Doherty. O'Doherty said the book was "warm and funny, and possesses a lot of heart". He also praised Philpott for being "stubborn and belligerent" in his views on religion and called his book "hugely entertaining". For extracts from the book see www.faithlessthebook.com.

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