Books

Thursday 3rd October

Great Britain’s Great War

One hundred and one years ago began the Great War… leaving behind over thirty seven million casualties in one of the most deadly conflicts in the history of the planet. ...

Friday 27th September

The Republic: The Fight for Irish Independence

By Charles Townsend (Published by Allen Lane)The protracted, terrible fight for Irish independence pitted the Irish against the British and the Irish against other Irish. It was both a physical ...

Tuesday 17th September

Angela Merkel – The Chancellor and her World

by Stefan Kornelius and translated by Anthea Bell and Christopher Moncrieff (Alma Books) Germans take to the polls this weekend to determine whether Angela Merkel will be re-elected for her ...

Wednesday 11th September

My Outdoor Life

by Ray Mears (Hodder & Stoughton) Ray Mearshas been described as a naturalist, broadcaster, outdoorsman and survival expert. Through his TV programmes he has taught audiences a multitude of what ...

Monday 9th September

The Price of Power – Inside Ireland’s Crisis Coalition

by Pat Leahy (Penguin Ireland) It was a Government that hit the ground running, literally with the new Taoiseach bounding into work walking. But what he and his coalition partners ...

Friday 6th September

Pope Francis: Untying the Knots

By Paul Vallely (Bloomsbury) When Jorge Mario Borgoglio took to the Vatican Balcony as Pope Francis, he had already become a Pope of firsts. He not only became the first ...

Thursday 5th September

The Billionaire Who Wasn’t – How Chuck Feeney Secretly Made and Gave Away a Fortune

by Conor O’Clery (Public Affairs) Chuck Feeney is a well known Irish-American billionaire and philanthropist who made his fortune from duty free shops in the Far East, and has donated ...

Wednesday 4th September

The Default Line: The Inside Story of People, Banks and Entire Nations on the Edge

By Faisal Islam (Head of Zeus) While our own mortgage crisis shows no sign of abating, according to my next guest, Britain's housing market is still dangerously dysfunctional... In his ...

Tuesday 3rd September

MaddAddam

by Margaret Atwood (Bloomsbury) Margaret Atwood needs little introduction as the author of over 30 books including the provocative bestseller The Handmaid’s Tale and The Blind Assassin which won her ...

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