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    Book - Difficult Men

    Sinead Gleeson on the book 'Difficult Men: behind the scenes of a creative revolution: From the Sopranos and The Wire to Mad Men and Breaking Bad' by Brett Martin which is Published by Penguin.

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    L'Histoire de Melodie Nelson

    Serge Gainsbourg is probably best known as the composer of Je t'aime, but critics might argue that Serge Gainsbourg's best work is an album that is less well known - L'Histoire de Melodie Nelson. Jim Carroll has been listening to the album and reading a new book about it, also called Histoire de Melodie Nelson by Darren Anderson.

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    Book: Elvis Films FAQ

    John Byrne on the book 'Elvis Films FAQ: All That's Left to Know About the King of Rock 'n' Roll in Hollywood' by Paul Simpson which is Published by Applause Theatre.

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    Dennis O'Driscoll

    Peter Fallon on the collection of critical writings 'The Outnumbered Poet' by the late Dennis O'Driscoll. The Pubishers are The Gallery Press. Olivia O'Leary will present a special programme on Dennis O'Driscoll on RTE Radio 1 on New Year's Day at 7.45am.

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    Fu Manchu

    John Byrne on the book 'Serial Fu Manchu: The Chinese Supervillain and the Spread of Yellow Peril Ideology' by Ruth Mayer which is published by Temple University Press.

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    Author Christine Dwyer Hickey

    Christine Dwyer Hickey on her new book The House on Parkgate Street & Other Dublin Stories (Publishers New island).

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    Irish Crime Fiction in 2013

    Declan Burke looks back on Irish Crime Fiction books published in 2013 including Cross of Vengeance by Cora Harrison (Severn House), Echoland by Joe Joyce (Liberties Press), The Outsider by Arlene Hunt (Portnoy Publishing), The Eloquence of the Dead by Conor Brady (New Island Books), The Memory Key by Conor Fitzgerald (Bloomsbury) and The Convictions of John Delahunt by Andrew Hughes (Doubleday).

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