Monthly Archives: March 2013

The Dark

I’ve wanted to read John McGahern for a long time. Now that I have, I’ll be back for more. There is a sweet pleasure being a book shop and for a book to almost pull you in, unknownst to yourself. … Continue reading

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Broken Harbour

With all the heady reviews of BROKEN HARBOUR (Hachette Ireland) last year, I couldn’t wait to finish up my read at the time and get stuck into it. Unfortunately, I am a slow reader, a very slow reader. I also … Continue reading

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Emerging Writer Programme

I got a chance yesterday to listen to clips from the National Emerging Writer Programme on It’s the brainchild of and Dublin UNESCO City of Literature and features the advice and practical wisdom of writers Carlo Gébler, … Continue reading

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Back on track

My God, it’s five weeks and more since I last posted on my blog. That’s bad enough, but what’s worse is that it reflects how little work I’ve done on my novel. I did a small amount for my last … Continue reading

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