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The Christmas Voyage

Deirdre Purcell
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Deirdre Purcell

Will wishes come true this holiday season? Find out in the sparkling new festive novel from No.1 bestselling author Deirdre Purcell...It is almost Christmas on the Santa Clara cruise liner, and as the ship sets sail from Barcelona for the last time, dramas big and small are to unfold. On board is Kitty Golden, beautiful ex-model and wife of New York financier Saul Abelson, some 25 years her senior. They look the picture of cool contentment, but looks can be deceiving.Dubliner Mary Dunne is on board with no less than eight members of her boisterous Irish family, intent on celebration. For Mary, though, a long-hidden past brings its own twist...And wide-eyed young novelist Roxy Smith is intent on observing all in a bid to find story for that difficult second novel - until she too gets caught up in the action.With handsome Captain Leifsson in firm command of the ship, if not his heart, who knows what the journey's end will bring. The Christmas Voyage is a seasonal story of high drama, romance and extraordinary outcomes.

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Christmas With You

Sheila O'Flanagan
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Sheila O'Flanagan

Sheila O'Flanagan's romantic and heart-warming Christmas With You is perfect festive reading for fans of Veronica Henry, Carole Matthews and Marian Keyes. These enchanting linked short stories from the No. 1 bestselling author bring to life one unforgettable Christmas full of surprise twists, life-changing moments...and love.Tucked away in the Irish countryside, the Sugar Loaf Lodge is opening its door for the festive season. With snow falling on the mountains outside and warm fires roaring inside, it's the perfect place for guests to celebrate the happiest time of the year. But what if you've just had your heart broken? Or discovered that the man you're married to has lied to you? What if a secret from your past has finally come back to haunt you?For some of the guests arriving at the Sugar Loaf Lodge, Christmas is looking far from tranquil. But can they find the magic and romance of the season within the walls of this beautiful hotel?These enchanting linked stories bring to life one unforgettable Christmas full of surprise twists, life-changing moments ... and love.Christmas With You was previously published as A Season to Remember. Now with two poignant new stories added.

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Blood, Sweat and McAteer

Jason McAteer
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Jason McAteer

The fighting McAteers: that's how the McAteer family of title-winning boxers were known throughout Birkenhead, across the Mersey from Liverpool. But for eleven-year-old Jason McAteer, growing up in the shadow of Liverpool FC, football became the dream. After signing with Bolton Wanderers at the age of twenty-one, the call to the international scene followed with the Republic of Ireland and, soon after, to his beloved Liverpool FC. The dream had become a reality. From his time with the Irish World Cup squad of 1994 to those tumultuous days in Saipan in 2002; on through his decision to leave Liverpool for Blackburn Rovers; his move to Sunderland, and the depression he fell into after finishing his professional career with Tranmere Rovers, Jason McAteer looks back with characteristic honesty and humour on his life - the jokes, the matches, and the personalities.This is the real Jason McAteer: a little bit bruised, a little bit battered. But still fighting.

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Rala

Patrick O'Reilly
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Patrick O'Reilly
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A Love Like This

Maria Duffy
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Maria Duffy

William and Donna were born on the same day, in the same Dublin maternity hospital. But there the similarities end.Will grows up in an affluent suburb and struggles to balance what he wants with what will keep his overbearing mother happy. Across the city, Donna, raised by her older sister, often wonders what life would be like without her troubled mother around. Over the years, Donna and Will almost meet many times, but something - fate? - keeps them apart.Then tragedy strikes for each of them.As Will tries to come to terms with a life-shattering event, he decides to travel the world in the hope of finding happiness. Donna, now alone in the world, makes plans to leave Dublin to fulfil a life-long dream.More than 10,000 miles from home, they finally meet. And they know nothing will ever be the same.When a terrible disaster separates them, Will and Donna find they can't stop thinking about each other, about what might have been.Perhaps fate has plans for them still, and all hope is not lost ...

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Hanging with the Elephant

Michael Harding
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Michael Harding
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Perfect Wives

Emma Hannigan
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Emma Hannigan

When actress Jodi Ludlum returns home to Ireland to raise her young son in the leafy South Dublin village of Bakers Valley, she's determined to shield him from the media spotlight that has dogged her throughout her glittering career. Even if coming home means leaving her husband - and waking old ghosts.Meanwhile, Francine Hennessy, queen of the coffee mornings, was born and raised in Bakers Valley. She takes pride in juggling her children, her beautiful home and her high-powered career. But behind closed doors, Francine's life is crumbling around her.As Jodi struggles to keep her secrets to herself, and Francine comes to terms with some life-changing news, the two become unlikely friends. When they do, they quickly discover that there's no such thing as the perfect wife, or the perfect life - but sometimes it's better to be happy than to be perfect.

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Where God Hides

Liam Lawton
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Liam Lawton
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The Ecstasy and the Agony

Damien Tiernan
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Damien Tiernan
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Scandal Nation

Shane Coleman, Mick Clifford
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Shane Coleman, Mick Clifford

We are where we are has become one of the great truisms of the current crisis facing the country. But how did we get here and can an inspection of the roots of our modern failings - of government, state agencies and church - help us to pave a way forward? Scandal Nation argues the case as it analyses twelve key events since the foundation of the Irish state that shaped us as a nation. It examines the culture within which these events occurred, how they unfolded and their impact on what followed. THE SCANDALSDEV'S FAILURE TO TALK THE TALKThe Civil War and the inception of a culture of party loyalty that has come to define modern Ireland for the worse. SWEEPING DIRT UNDER THE CARPETThe Hospital Sweepstakes scandal and how the rule of law is ignored by successive governments . . . when the price is right.JOBS FOR THE BOYSThe 'Battle of Baltinglass' and the prevailing culture of jobbery in Irish public life.IN A STATE OF DISGRACEThe overturning of Noel Browne's Mother and Child Scheme of the 1950s, and its legacy on Church-State relations.A DONATION ONCE AGAINTACA in the 1960s and how it set the scene for the cosy culture of business donations in politics.PLANNING FOR THE PAY DAYFrom the first ignored warnings about Ray Burke and planning corruption right through to the planning tribunal, which lingers to this day.THE BENT ARM OF THE LAWFrom the activities of the 'Heavy Gang' of the 1970s to the Morris Tribunal.BLOOD SISTERSThe Hepatitis C blood scandal and the failure of state agencies and government to face up to their mistakes, favouring denial of responsibility over the plight of citizens.DOING THE STATE SOME DISSERVICECJ Haughey and the culture of corruption in the body politic.BANKING ON THE STATEThe ICI and AIB bailout in 1985 and the culture of loosely governed banks and ensuing state bailouts.BEN THERE, DUNNE THATHow a drug-fuelled holiday in Florida ultimately led to the Moriarty Tribunal.PASSPORT TO A NEW LIFEThe 'passports for sale' scandal, as successive governments put a price on Irish citizenship.

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Black Sheep

Arlene Hunt
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Arlene Hunt

Black Sheep is the powerful new thriller by Arlene Hunt. The brutally murdered body of a young girl is discovered in the Wicklow mountains. Her identity is unknown. One month later David Reid, a successful designer, is found dead in a Dublin canal. Close to his body is a broken silver key ring with the words Meridian Club on it. Gardai are keen to chalk it up to death by misadventure, but his brother refuses to accept their findings, and enlists the help of rookie detectives John Quigley and Sarah Kenny of QuicK Investigations. As the investigation progresses, Sarah and John begin to learn that there was more to David Reid than his brother knew. And in no time at all, the body count is rising and everyone is lying to protect their own. What happened to David Reid that night? Is he connected to the young dead girl? What is the Meridian Club? As John and Sarah struggle to find the answers to those questions, little do the realise their investigation is starting to ruffle the feathers of one very dangerous man . . .

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The Hope Prayer

Liam Lawton
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Liam Lawton
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Axel

Anthony Foley
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Anthony Foley
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Creating Ireland

Paul Daly
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Paul Daly

As the first shots of the War of Independence rang out, those given power in the 1918 general election turned their backs on Westminster and established the assembly of Ireland - Dail Eireann. Since it gathered for the first time on 21 January 1919, the Dail has been at the heart of Irish life, shaping the growing nation and providing the backdrop for many of the major debates that have defined Irish society and what it means to be Irish. From the 1922 debates on the Anglo-Irish Treaty, which created the party system we know today, through debates on neutrality, censorship, Northern Ireland, abortion and divorce to the radical social and economic developments of recent years, what happens within the walls of Leinster House reflects who we are.Creating Ireland is a fascinating exploration of Ireland through its politicians and its people reflecting its changing position from fledgling nation to stalwart of Europe.

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GAA Confidential

Darragh Mcmanus
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Darragh Mcmanus

'If I had to choose between Ireland winning the World Cup and my county winning a provincial title, I'd choose the latter any time'So begins Darragh McManus's accessible, witty, original and observant look at the GAA. We've had books written by pundits and experts, from players, managers and commentators. Now, for possibly the first time, we have a Gaelic games book written by a card-carrying, grass-roots fan of anything and everything GAA. In this humorous, deprecating, Nick Hornby-esque account, McManus takes a look at the GAA; the history, the haircuts, the personalities and the defining moments, from Offaly's Seamus Darby who buried the ball in the Kerry net in the last 60 seconds of the 1982 All-Ireland, to the abolition of Rule 42. He looks at how it's structured and organized, and what makes the Gaelic Athletic Association one of the most successful and vibrant sports bodies in the world. In short, snappy, easily digestible sections, McManus waxes lyrical on how socially, culturally, historically, even philosophically, the GAA is the soul of the Irish nation; and how Gaelic games have yet to take their rightful place on the silver screen - We must look forward to that glorious moment when an Irish director, on scooping the Academy Award for Best Film, leaps on stage, hits Billy Crystal a clatter, grabs the mike and roars, 'A chairde gael! Tá an athas orm an Oscar seo a glacadh ar son an scannan - Cáman Everybody: the Secret Hurling Life of Buddy Holly' This quirky, intelligent labour of love will be bought by GAA fans and players... but will be read by everyone.

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Destinations

Sheila O'Flanagan
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Sheila O'Flanagan

Destinations reveals the inside track on the lives of ordinary commuters, and uncovers the hidden links that lie beneath the surface of 'anonymous' city lives.Two eavesdropping passengers learn more than they bargained for; an office-party fling has unforeseen consequences; a suburban housewife is forced to face her estranged mother - and her thorny past; an office worker finds her commute to work livened up by the daily sightings of a handsome stranger; a hot date with the office stud gets off to a disastrous start ... is there light at the end of the tunnel?Destinations - tales that go the distance with you, from one of Ireland's best-loved storytellers.

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Connections

Sheila O'Flanagan
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Sheila O'Flanagan

In this wonderful collection of interlinked short stories we are transported to the Caribbean island resort of White Sands. In touching, poignant and delicious tales Sheila O'Flanagan introduces some of the most likeable and interesting characters she's created. There's Tara, who's arrived with the man she wants to marry only to find that an old rejected lover is planning to get in the way; Grainne, who's been sent with her husband by their children to celebrate the anniversary of a shotgun wedding twenty-five years earlier, and who thinks the time has come to move on - or has it? Rudy's on an idyllic break with his young son which is set for an unexpected ending; and Isobel - of ISOBEL'S WEDDING - has arrived with no idea that her old lover Nico might be staying just next door. Romance is very much alive in the hot Caribbean nights...

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Tell Me Your Secret

Deirdre Purcell
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Deirdre Purcell

An evocative and dramatic novel told in the voices of two narrators: Violet, who in 1944 is imprisoned in the tower of a rambling country house by her family; and Claudine, a modern-day property negotiator who becomes involved in handling the sale of the derelict Whitecliff in 2004. Violet's story is of young innocent love for a local lad taking an unfortunate twist, while Claudine is a thoroughly twenty-first-century character: daughter of a loving father with a less loving stepmother, she marries in haste after her father's death, and is at a turning point in her life when she starts to find out the true story of Violet. Is happiness a possibility for these women in their separate and very different worlds?

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Pieces of Me

Roisin Ingle
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Roisin Ingle

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