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When Alice was a teenager, strange things started happening to her. Hours of her life simply disappeared. She’d hear voices shouting at her, telling her she was useless. And the nightmares that had haunted her since early childhood, scenes of men abusing her, became more detailed . . . more real. Staring at herself in the mirror she’d catch her face changing, as if someone else was looking out through her eyes.
At once brazen and terrified, Sarah Maria Griffin’s beautifully written memoir, opens a doorway into the interior life of the Celtic Tiger Cubs who have left Ireland to escape the recession and in search of prosperity.
The Irish old-fashioned boarding house existed at a time before commuting when people often travelled to work or study all over Ireland. Peggy McFeely describes the landladies and residents of a boarding house in a small Irish coastal town.
Much has been written about Ireland’s railways but ‘The Railway House – Tales from an Irish Fireside’ is unique in that it describes life in an Irish country railway station. Over 2,500 railway houses still stand but remarkably no one has ever written about the people who lived in them – until now.
In 2008, J.K. Rowling delivered a deeply affecting commencement speech at Harvard University. Now published for the first time in book form, Very Good Lives offers J.K. Rowling’s words of wisdom for anyone at a turning point in life, asking the profound and provocative questions: How can we embrace failure? And how can we use our imagination to better both ourselves and others?
The book that inspired Steven Spielberg’s Hollywood blockbuster movie and an internationally acclaimed stage show …it can only be Michael Morpurgo’s War Horse. In the deadly chaos of the First World War, one horse witnesses the reality of battle from both sides of the trenches. Bombarded by artillery, with bullets knocking riders from his back, Joey tells a powerful story of the truest friendships surviving in terrible times.
An exploration of mankind’s greatest-ever ideas, from the author of the bestselling Do You Think You’re Clever? Where would humanity be now without fire, vaccinations, farming …or wine? A great idea is one that has changed the path of human civilisation. But which is the greatest of them all?
People are searching for a sense of comfort and meaning in their lives, but sometimes we don’t know how to pray or where to begin.
They know who they are and what they’re capable of – cross them at your peril. No real hard bastard needs to brag or bully; most are modest, thoughtful and quiet. They have nothing to prove, as opposed to wannabe tough guys, who may pump themselves full of steroids or devote themselves to the study of a martial art, but can they handle themselves during an aggressive confrontation?
From open-plan living to cleverly designed kitchens, home offices, extensions, attic conversions and clever storage ideas Declan looks at common problems and solutions and regardless of budget helps us to channel our inner creativity to make changes to our home – to live better.