Books

Thursday 13th August

Preparation for Pregnancy, Birth and Motherhood

Any pregnant woman would be forgiven for being baffled by the vast array of information on offer about childbirth. Irish midwife and antenatal teacher Nancy Murphy has just published her ...

Wednesday 22nd July

The Book Club - Tender

It was time this morning for our book club to come back together and this month we’ve been reading Irish author Belinda McKeon’s new novel Tender. Joining Sean in studio were ...

Tuesday 14th July

Summer Reads

For many of us, the holiday season gives us the rare opportunity to get into a good book, and with time of the essence we don’t want to waste a ...

Tuesday 30th June

My Mother's Secret - Sheila O'Flanagan

Just over 15 years ago, Dubliner Sheila O’Flanagan left a career in finance to follow her dream of writing fiction. She has just finished her 20th novel, My Mother’s Secret, ...

Thursday 25th June

Book Club - Mightier Than The Sword

This month we’ve been reading an unashamed holiday read – the latest Jeffrey Archer blockbuster, Mightier Than The Sword. Joining Sean to review the book were Michael Colgan, Artistic Director ...

Tuesday 9th June

It's All in Your Head - Imaginary Illness

Word association, ‘psychosomatic’, what would you say? Chancer? Hypochondriac? Well you might be forgiven for thinking so, for as a society we have a very dim view of illnesses that ...

Monday 8th June

Book Club: Mightier than the Sword

A quick reminder that our next book club will take place on Thursday 25th June and, for the month that’s in it, we will be discussing a big blockbuster, summer ...

Wednesday 3rd June

Book: Tender

Belinda McKeon’s 2011 debut novel, Solace, marked the arrival of a striking new voice in Irish fiction. Now, the Longford-born, New York-based writer has just published her second novel, Tender, ...

Tuesday 2nd June

Book Club - Americanah

In our book club this month we’ve been reading Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, a book which is nominated for the IMPAC book award later this month. Americanah is a ...

Friday 29th May

Magdalene Women

The stories of the Magdalene Laundry survivors are sadly all too familiar to us now. However, while we associate their stories with women who had children out of wedlock, there ...

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