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Reading in the Dark

Seamus Deane
A novel in which the boy narrator grows up enclosed in two worlds. One is legendary - a Donegal house where children are stolen away by demonic forces; the other is actual - the city of Derry in the Northern Ireland of the 1940s and 1950s, a place haunted by political enmities and family secrets.

The Remains of the Day

Kazuo Ishiguro
A tragic, spiritual portrait of a perfect English butler and his reaction to his fading insular world in post-war England. A wonderful, wonderful book. From the Trade Paperback edition.

A Room with a View

E. M. Forster
Lucy Honeychurch, a young woman, is travelling abroad for the first time with her cousin Charlotte. On her return to England, in her relationships with her cousin, the unconventional Emersons and her supercilious fiance Cecil, Lucy is torn between lingering Victorian proprieties and the spontaneous promptings of her heart.

A Room with a View

E. M. Forster


Akira Yoshimura
This story is set in Medieval Japan, and narrated by Isaku, a boy living in a remote fishing village. The villagers dont catch enough fish, so distill fresh water from sea water to sell. More sinisterly the salt fires are used to lure ships aground, but then one sinks with a deadly cargo.

A Slipping Down Life

Anne Tyler
In a small Southern town, teenager Evie Decker becomes obsessed with local rock singer Bertram Drumstrings Casey, and decides to take her life into her own hands. When she carves his name on her forehead, their two lives become unforgettably entwined.

The Speckled People

Hugo Hamilton
This is the most gripping book Ive read in ages ... It is beautifully written, fascinating, disturbing and often very funny. Roddy Doyle

Silas Marner: the Weaver of Raveloe

George Eliot
Wrongly accused of theft and exiled from a religious community many years before, the embittered weaver Silas Marner lives alone in Raveloe, living only for work and his precious hoard of money. But when his money is stolen and an orphaned child finds her way into his house, Silas is given the chance to transform his life.


John B. Keane

Three Dublin Plays: Shadow of a Gunman, Juno and the Paycock and Plough and the Stars

Sean OCasey
This volume contains the three plays commonly recognized as the height of OCaseys achievement as a playwright. His tragi-comedy has relevance to the violent politics in the North and the post-nationalist bewilderments in the Republic.

The Plough and the Stars

Sean OCasey
This edition contains the full text of OCaseys play; notes concerning difficult words and references; and an introduction covering the authors life, social and political events of the period, influences on the author, and the characters and themes of the play.

Three Plays: The Field, Sive, Big Maggie

John B. Keane