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Books about history and historical events, from The Liffey Press, Dublin.

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  1. Mythical Ireland: New Light on the Ancient Past, by Anthony Murphy
    €29.95

    Embodies the search for a soul among Ireland's ancient ruins, and is an attempt to retrieve something of deeper import from 5,000-year-old megalithic monuments and their associated myths.

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  2. Killester Garden Village: The Lives of Great War Veterans and Their Families
    €30.00

    The Irish ex-service men and women who died in WWI were largely forgotten. But in this book, profiles of 300 of these brave Irish men and women bring them back to life so that their stories can finally be told.

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  3. Master of Masters: The Life of Joseph Cretzan

    Regular Price: €19.95

    Special Price €16.95

    Josef Cretzan was a remarkable talent who survived incredible hardship and personal tragedies to hone his craft.

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  4. Orpen at War, by Patricia O'Reilly

    Regular Price: €22.95

    Special Price €19.95

    This illustrated biographical novel – featuring dozens of Orpen’s paintings and drawings – depicts one artist’s remarkable personal and creative journey.

    '... beautifully produced ... a marvellously elegant feat of storytelling.' -- Anne Cunningham, The Sunday Independent

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  5. Nine Lives: The Reflections of a Dedicated Diplomat, by Donal Denham
    €19.95

    In 41 years in the Irish diplomatic service, and with stops in Paris, Lusaka, Brussels, Washington DC, Geneva, Ottawa, San Francisco, Vilnius and Helsinki, Ambassador Dónal Denham has a few stories to tell . . .

    ‘[Nine Lives] is an unputdownable rollercoaster read!  It engaged me like no other book I have read recently.’ Dr Michael Kennedy, Royal Irish Academy

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  6. Charles Frederick Ball: From Dublin's Botanic Gardens to the Killing Fields of Gallipoli, by Brian Willan

    Regular Price: €19.95

    Special Price €16.95

    NB: This book will not be available until May 5, 2022

    Charles Frederick Ball, ‘one of the best known botanists and horticulturists in Ireland’, was tragically killed in Gallipoli in World War I. This remarkable book describes his experiences at the Botanic Gardens in Dublin and as a soldier, and the story of his relationship with the love of his life, Alice Lane, right up to his untimely death at Suvla Bay in September 1915.

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  7. Mythical Ireland: New Light on the Ancient Past (revised and updated edition)

    Regular Price: €29.95

    Special Price €25.00

    Lavishly illustrated, Mythical Ireland represents a fascinating journey through time, landscape and the human spirit.

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  8. Food through the Ages: A Popular History

    Regular Price: €19.95

    Special Price €16.95

    Written for food aficionados everywhere, this book provides an entertaining look at the history and development of the key foods we eat every day

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  9. The Trinity College VIII by David Hickey

    Regular Price: €19.95

    Special Price €17.95

    A light-hearted account of how the 1977 Dublin University Boat Club raced the best university crews in the world in an attempt to win the cherished Ladies Plate at the Royal Henley Regatta.

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  10. Harry Kernoff: The Little Genius, by Kevin O'Connor

    Regular Price: €19.95

    Special Price €16.95

    This revised and lavishly illustrated paperback edition updates the first full-length biography and is a fitting tribute to one of Ireland's leading artists. Learn More

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