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6 Books that Offer Insight into The Troubles

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Ireland has a long and beautiful history, but much of it has been marked with fighting for an independent Ireland. The Irish War for Independence run from 1919 to 1921 but the Irish Republic Army would continue for much of the 20th century, culminating in The Troubles in Northern Ireland during the latter half of the 20th century.

Northern Ireland and the UK now celebrate tentative success in a peace agreement, but the history of the struggle from both sides is a fascinating one. Northern Irish and British readers of a certain age will well remember the fear and news of the time, marred by many atrocities.

If you’re looking for a better understanding of this time in Ireland’s history then we have ten books that offer an insight into this time, some fiction, some nonfiction, but all fascinating and highly recommended.

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Chuck Palahniuk’s Snowflake Quote Inspires Insult

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London Evening Standard have confirmation from Chuck Palahniuk, that the now-popular insult “snowflake” is indeed from his book, Fight Club.

Speaking from his home in Oregan, Chuck told the LES: “It does come from Fight Club. There is a line, ‘You are not special. You are not a beautiful and unique snowflake.

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Surge of Sales for Dystopia Forces Penguin to Reprint Orwell’s 1984

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75,000 New Copies to be Printed

Penguin, the publisher of classic dystopian novel 1984 has ordered a 75,000 copy reprint of the book this week in demand of a surge in sales since President Trump’s inauguration. 1984 has been long compared with political movements, but in the world of alternative facts, it seems commentators believe we have finally descended in a world of ‘newspeak’ and sales of the novel are the highest for years and it’s the Number 1 bestseller on Amazon right now. Read More

10 Bookish Protest Signs from the Women’s March

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On Saturday 21st January, 2017, women marched in peaceful protest. Over 3 million people all over the world marched in solidarity with American women, and showed their love and understanding with some of the most clever, funny, and inspirational protest signs around. We have collected some of these signs from various protests- all bookish and literary inspired! On the right you can see the ACTUAL Margaret Atwood who joined the march.

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