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The Picture of Dorian Gray
by Oscar Wilde

This the only novel Oscar Wilde ever wrote - more’s the pity - and tells the chilling tale of how a young man’s portrait reflects the lines of aging and an amoral life while its living counterpart remains smooth of skin and clear of eye. Terrifying!
Click here for The Picture of Dorian Gray.

In the 1930s Irish novelist Maurice Walsh placed the moors and mountains of north Kerry firmly on the map of the Irish literary landscape with this celebrated collection of stories. Since then, readers have continued to be charmed by his accounts of the simple and common activities of his characters in rural Ireland.
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The Quiet Man
by Luke Gibbons

No film has yet attained the enduring appeal of 'The Quiet Man'. In this radical reappraisal of Ford's Oscar-winning film, the author traces its development from Maurice Walsh's original story (1933). The author goes on to ably demonstrate how the film, rather than indulging in escapism, actually questions its own romantic illusions and the dream of returning to an Irish paradise lost.
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The Cambridge Companion to George Bernard Shaw

An indispensable guide to one of the most influential and important dramatists of the theater, it offers a broad-ranging study with essays by a team of leading scholars. In addition to situating Shaw's work in its own time, the Companion demonstrates its continuing relevance, and applies some of the newest critical approaches. "...eminently suitable for all academic libraries-undergraduate, graduate, and research."
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Fri, Nov 3, 2017

The Round Towers

The Round Towers of Ireland are remarkable among the world's ancient monuments; one author has called them 'Elegant, free-standing pencils of stone.' Today, 65 survive in part or whole. Hand-crafted in native stone and cemented with a sand, lime, horsehair and oxblood mortar - a technique imported from Roman Britain - it's said by many historians that they were built by monastic communities to thwart Viking invaders. And yet, there's reason to believe that the towers were built long before Christianity came to Ireland. Whatever their origins, monasteries did indeed flourish where the round towers existed. And why not. These imposing edifices provided a watch tower, a keep and a refuge.
Image: By kind permission of Stephen Cassidy, The Cassidy Clan.


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Can't Find it?!

Our Library is compiled from what we know and like. If you can't find what you're looking for read on.
• First: go to Amazon -
There's no escaping the fact that they are the largest catalog.
Note: There are multiple Amazons and they do not carry exactly the same items. Any one of the U.S., U.K. and Canada sites may not have the item but another Amazon will. Each site will ship anywhere in the world. Try them all before you give up.
Click here for Amazon.US.
Click here for Amazon.UK.
Click here for Amazon.Canada.
• Second: Amazon doesn't have it? Try Powells. They are the largest book source in New York and they have a good selection of 'out of print' books. Click here for Powells.
This link brings you to a list of 600 Irish titles; if you're looking for something else, just Search.
• Third: Still can't find It? Alright, try ALibris they are the place for 'books you never thought you'd find'. We've found everything we were after. Click here for ALibris.
• Last: Nothing Worked?
E-Mail us, we'll give it a go. Click for Russ & Bridget.



Celtic Bookmark

Elegant bookmark is made of silver over pewter. It measures 3" x 1". When in use, the pretty Celtic design sticks out of your book. Or choose Trinity Knot or Celtic Heart.

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