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Book Review: The Shakespeare Secret

October 18, 2012

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Looking for a good novel to read in the dark on Halloween night ? Well, go for Jennifer Carrell’s The Shakespeare Secret (published in the US as Interred with Their Bones) ! This novel will appeal to all, Shakespeare freaks and murder-stories fans alike. The plot revolves around Kate Stanley, a Shakespeare scholar and director, […]

Book Review: The Wisdom of Donkeys

September 1, 2012

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Stressed about the beginning of another schoolyear ? Too many assignments, differentiation coming up, thesis to hand in ? Have a read through The Wisdom of Donkeys by Andy Merrifield, subtitled “Finding tranquility in a chaotic world”… “Often we set ourselves goals we think will make us happy, goals we aim for, pursue ardently, believing […]

77 Love Sonnets

October 14, 2011

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Garrison Keillor. 77 Love Sonnets. Bloodaxe Books, 2011. £12. (With accompanying C.D.) -Joe Malone The sonnet, the poet Samuel Daniel argued, forms the chaotic ‘body of our imagination’ into an ‘orb of order and form’. It is this tradition which the humourist, writer and radio personality Garrison Keillor resurrects in 77 Love Sonnets. Perhaps best […]

Review: City of Bohane

September 14, 2011

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City of Bohane Kevin Barry, 2011 “Beyond the shrieks, the river carried on as ever from Big Nothin’, its black throbbing. Oh, and heed this my fiends, my tushies, my gullible children: There was nothing good coming in off that river.” This is a dystopic, Sin City-esque debut novel, set in a fictional Irish city […]