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  • More Publicity for Grandpa the Sniper

    Frank Shouldice and his father, also Frank, appeared on The Marian Finucane Show on RTE Radio 1 on Sunday the 29th for a lively discussion of Grandpa the Sniper. Also this week is a review of Grandpa the Sniper in the RTE Guide, which says that the book is "rigorously researched and affectionate" and "vividly resurrects the experiences of the 2,000 men imprisoned [in Frongoch]"

  • Extract from Grandpa the Sniper Appears in Sunday Business Post

    Chapter 7 from Frank Shouldice's new book, Grandpa the Sniper, was featured in the Sunday Business Post Magazine on November 22. Magazine editor Fiona Ness said: "Shouldice's memoir resonates ... It is a vital opportunity to connect ours and future generations with the people who forged the nation."

  • Laura and Lynn's Story Already in Second Printing

    Thanks to very brisk sales, Jane McKenna's book about the loss of her two daughters and founding the LauraLynn Hospice, Laura and Lynn's Story, is already being reprinted only a few weeks after being launched.

  • Huge Turnout at Launch of Book by Jane McKenna, Founder of LauraLynn Hospice

    A few hundred people packed into the Freemasons' Hall on October 22 to celebrate the publication of Laura and Lynn's Story: Living in the Shadow of Their Smiles by Jane McKenna. The book was launched by Senator David Norris and other speakers included RTE's Ray D'Arcy and Miriam O'Callaghan, who said, 'Out of your sadness, you are making all of us feel hopeful'.

  • New Book on Eurovision Launched by Linda Martin

    Inside the Eurovision Song Contest by Julian Vignoles was launched on April 14 by Linda Martin in Panti Bar in Dublin. Among the guests were Joe Duffy, Shay Healy, Niamh Kavanagh, Marty Whelan, Paddy Cole, Larry Gogan and Alan Hughes. The speakers were introduced by Derek Moony, and Molly Sterling, Ireland’s hope in Eurovision 2015, performed several numbers for the 100+ guests.

  • 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"!

  • 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.

  • Taoiseach launches The Lightkeeper

    An Taoiseach Enda Kenny officially launched The Lightkeeper: A Memoir on June 4 at the Irish Lights headquarters in Dun Laoghaire. “A piece of social history,” was how Enda Kenny described what is perhaps one of the last accounts of the life of a lighthouse keeper.

  • Major review of Harry Kernoff: The Little Genius in The Irish Times

    Kevin O'Connor's biography of Harry Kernoff received considerable coverage on the review pages of last Saturday's The Irish Times. Reviewer Katrina Goldstone said that "... fans of Kernoff, old and new, will be delighted to see his work gathered in one place and in such a beautifully produced volume."

  • The Lightkeeper praised by Gay Byrne and The Sunday Times

    The Lightkeeper: A Memoir, by Gerald Butler and Patricia Ahern, was warmly praised by Gay Byrne recently on his Lyric FM radio programme, saying it was a "lovely read...you'll find it very enjoyable." Of the chapter on the 1979 Fastnet race tragedy he said that "the description in the book is just amazing". And in The Sunday Times, reviewer Alan Murdoch wrote: "Comprehensive and engaging, this timely account touches nostalgic nerves..."

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