March/ April 2014
Established in 1976, Books Ireland magazine remains the only publication of its kind with a dedicated focus on books of Irish interest, Irish publisher or Irish author. Published bi-monthly, it lists and reviews c. 1000 books per year and is THE essential guide to the world of Irish books and writing.
‘Books Ireland provides a breathing space, a garden if you will, where literature may continue to be valued for its own sake and discussed and appreciated in a climate of intellectual freedom and relaxation.’
Eamonn Kelly, playwright and award-winning short-storyist.
Tony Canavan remembers Maeve Binchy’s Circle of Friends., guide to books to give as gifts this Christmas, Constance Short celebrates the life and work of Dorothy Macardle, revolutionary and writer. Reviews of Promising Young Women, by Caroline O’Donoghue, oldiers of Liberty: a study of Fenianism 1858–1908, by Eva Ó Cathaoir., Myth and Materiality, by John Waddell. Andrea Carter writes about her love for The Wind in the Willows.