It is only when we read first-hand accounts of war stories or lives in such areas that we are somewhat moved. But we wouldn’t realize what a mother in Afghanistan, or a child in Gaza goes through. Read More
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.
Protestors battled the plans to publish, quoting Yiannopoulos’ scathing remarks about women, and transgender people but that wasn’t enough to deter S&S from publishing the memoirs and they pressed ahead with the plan. Read More
Urging readers to ‘fight back’
It was just a couple of weeks ago we reported that Penguin are ordering a reprint of the dystopian novel 1984, with books like The Handmaid’s Tale also hitting the bestsellers’ list, years after their original release. Now a mysterious benefactor in San Francisco has funded a mass giveaway of books urged to inspire the ‘fight back’ against the Trump era, enlisted George Orwell, Margaret Atwood and Erik Larson to assist the cause. Read More