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    "The American Lover" by Rose Tremain

    Rose Tremain talks about her latest book, a collection of short stories on the themes of isolation & loneliness – “The American Lover” (published by Chatto & Windus)


    Music books for Christmas

    Simon Maher with recommendations for music memoirs for Christmas –

    “Chapter and Verse: New Order, Joy Division and Me” by Bernard Sumner (published by Bantam Press)

    “Play On: Now, Then & Fleetwood Mac” by Mick Fleetwood (published by Little Brown)

    “Dancing With Myself” by Billy Idol (published by Touchstone)


    Book review: "Lila" by Marilynne Robinson

    Yvonne Nolan reviews “Lila” by Marilynne Robinson, the final book in an American trilogy set in the fictional town of Gilead and chronicling the lives of Minister John Ames and his friend Robert Boughton (published by Virago)


    Christmas gifts and poetry

    Dave Lordan with his recommendations for Christmas gifts of poetry -

    "Blood Oranges" by Dylan Brennan (published by Penny Dreadful Press)

    "Pirate Music" by Miriam Gamble (published by Bloodaxe)

    "The Rooms" by Peter Sirr (published by Gallery Press)

    "The Zebra Stood In The Night" by Kerry Hardie (published by Bloodaxe)

    Irish anthology of the year - "Berryman's Fate: A Centenary Celebration In Verse" (published by Arlen House)


    PD James, RIP

    Declan Burke takes a look back at the remarkable career of crime writer PD James who died today  

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