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Best Books About Ireland

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Angela's Ashes
Frank McCourt - 1996-09-05
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When I look back on my childhood I wonder how I managed to survive at all. It was, of course, a miserable childhood: the happy childhood is hardly worth your while. Worse than the ordinary miserable childhood is the miserable Irish childhood, and worse yet is the miserable Irish Catholic childhood.So begins the luminous memoir of Frank McCourt, bor...
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Rick Steves Ireland 2019
Rick Steves - 2018-11-13 (first published in 2001)
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Wander rustic towns, emerald valleys, lively cities, and moss-draped ruins: with Rick Steves on your side, Ireland can be yours! Inside Rick Steves Ireland 2019 you'll find:Comprehensive coverage for planning a multi-week trip through IrelandRick's strategic advice on how to get the most of your time and money, with rankings of his must-see favorit...
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The Picture of Dorian Gray
Oscar Wilde - 2019-03-07 (first published in 1890)
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The Picture of Dorian Gray is a Gothic and philosophical novel by Oscar Wilde, first published complete in the July 1890 issue of Lippincott's Monthly Magazine. Fearing the story was indecent, the magazine's editor deleted roughly five hundred words before publication without Wilde's knowledge. Despite that censorship, The Picture of Dorian Gray of...
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The Heart's Invisible Furies
A Novel
John Boyne - 2018-03-06 (first published in 2017)
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From the beloved New York Times bestselling author of The Boy In the Striped Pajamas, a sweeping, heartfelt saga about the course of one man's life, beginning and ending in post-war IrelandCyril Avery is not a real Avery -- or at least, that's what his adoptive parents tell him. And he never will be. But if he isn't a real Avery, then who is he?Bor...
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The Barrytown Trilogy
The Commitments; The Snapper; The Van
Roddy Doyle - 1995-09-01 (first published in 1993)
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Roddy Doyle's winning trio of comic novels depicting the daily life and times of the Rabbitte family in working-class Dublin.The CommitmentsStill one of the freshest and funniest rock 'n' roll novels ever written, Doyle's first book portrays a group of aspiring musicians on a mission: to bring soul to Dublin.The SnapperDoyle's sparkling second nove...
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Circle of Friends
Maeve Binchy - 1990-12-01
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It began with Benny Hogan and Eve Malone, growing up, inseparable, in the village of Knockglen. Benny--the only child, yearning to break free from her adoring parents...Eve--the orphaned offspring of a convent handyman and a rebellious blueblood, abandoned by her mother's wealthy family to be raised by nuns. Eve and Benny--they knew the sins and se...
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PS, I Love You
Cecelia Ahern - 2005-12-01 (first published in 2004)
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A novel about holding on, letting go, and learning to love again.Now in paperback, the endearing novel that captured readers' hearts and introduced a fresh new voice in women's fiction Cecelia Ahern. Holly couldn't live without her husband Gerry, until the day she had to. They were the kind of young couple who could finish each other's sentences. W...
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Dracula
Bram Stoker - 2017-12-02 (first published in 1897)
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When Jonathan Harker visits Transylvania to help Count Dracula with the purchase of a London house, he makes horrifying discoveries about his client and his castle. Soon afterwards, a number of disturbing incidents unfold in England: an unmanned ship is wrecked at Whitby; strange puncture marks appear on a young woman's neck; and the inmate of a lu...
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The Country Girls
Three Novels and an Epilogue
Edna O'Brien - 2017-11-14 (first published in 1986)
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A treasure of world literature back in print, featuring a new introduction by Eimear McBrideThe country girls are Caithleen "Kate" Brady and Bridget "Baba" Brennan, and their story begins in the repressive atmosphere of a small village in the west of Ireland in the years following World War II. Kate is a romantic, looking for love; Baba is a surviv...
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The Princes of Ireland
The Dublin Saga
Edward Rutherfurd - 2005-03-01 (first published in 2003)
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Brilliantly weaving impeccable historical research with stirring storytelling, Edward Rutherfurd explores our shared Celtic roots in a magnificent epic of Ireland spanning eleven centuries. While vividly conveying the passions and struggles that shaped particularly the character of Dublin, Rutherfurd portrays the major events in Irish history: the ...
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Say Nothing
Patrick Radden Keefe - 2020-02-25
By Leon Uris Trinity [Hardcover] by Leon Uris
Strumpet City by James Plunkett
Galway Bay by Mary Pat Kelly
Lonely Planet Ireland by Lonely Planet
The Princeton History of Modern Ireland by Richard Bourke
1916 by Morgan Llywelyn
Ireland by Frank Delaney
Fodor's Essential Ireland 2021 by Fodor's Travel Guides
Lonely Planet Ireland's Best Trips by Fionn Davenport, Isabel Albiston, Belinda Dixon, Catherine Le Nevez, Neil Wilson
The Long Gaze Back by Sinéad Gleeson
The Snapper by Roddy Doyle
The Spinning Heart by Donal Ryan
A Star Called Henry by Roddy Doyle
McCarthy's Bar by Pete McCarthy
Round Ireland with a Fridge by Tony Hawks