Books set in Ireland (38)


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56 Days : A Thriller by Catherine Ryan Howard EN

Rating: 5     1 Vote
Country: Europe / Ireland flag Ireland
Description:
No one even knew they were together. Now one of them is dead. 56 DAYS AGO Ciara and Oliver meet in a supermarket queue in Dublin and start dating the same week COVID-19 reaches Irish shores. 35 DAYS AGO When lockdown threatens to keep them apart, Oliver suggests they move in together. Ciara sees a unique opportunity for a relationship to flourish without the scrutiny of family and friends. Oliver sees a chance to hide who--and what--he really is. TODAY Detectives arrive at Oliver's apartment to discover a decomposing body inside. Can they determine what really happened, or has lockdown created... continue

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A Monk Swimming : A Memoir by Malachy McCourt EN

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Country: Europe / Ireland flag Ireland
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The memoirs of Malachy McCourt who left a childhood of poverty in Ireland to live in New York where he carved out a colourful career as a writer and actor - The story of his early life was told in Angela's ashes, by his brother Frank McCourt.

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Airman by Eoin Colfer EN

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Country: Europe / Ireland flag Ireland
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Conor Broekhart was born to fly. Or more accurately, he was born flying. Little wonder he became what he became. In an age of discovery and invention, many dreamed of flying, but for Conor flight was more than just a dream, it was his destiny. In one dark night on the island of Great Saltee, a cruel and cunning betrayal destroyed his life and stole his future. Now Conor must win the race for flight, to save his family and right a terrible wrong...

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Atrapa a la liebre by Lana Bastašic ES

Rating: 5     1 Vote
Country: Europe / Croatia flag Croatia
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Sara camina por St. Stephen’s Gardens, uno de los lugares más bellos de Dublín, su nuevo hogar. Suena su celular, y escucha una voz surgida de los ecos de los tiempos, de la lejana penumbra de Bosnia: ¡Lejla! La urge: “Tienes que venir por mí enseguida. Tengo que ir a Viena”. Ante la sorpresa, reparos y confusión de Sara, Lejla pronuncia las palabras mágicas: “Sara, Armin está en Viena.”. Y Sara ya no duda: inmediatamente compra un pasaje a Zagreb. Sara y Lejla atraviesan la bruma de Bosnia, y mientras recorren la ... continue

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Brooklyn by Colm Tóibín EN

Rating: 4     2 Votes
Country: Europe / Ireland flag Ireland
Description:
In a small town in the south-east of Ireland in the 1950s, Eilis Lacey is among many of her generation who cannot find work at home. So when she is offered a job in America, she leaves her family to start a new life in Brooklyn, New York.

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Cosas pequeñas como esas by Claire Keegan ES

Rating: 4     1 Vote
Country: Europe / Ireland flag Ireland
Description:
"Esos hombres, que se desconocen, están salvando el mundo". Poema Los justos, Jorge L. Borges. Bill Furlong es un hombre honesto. Fue criado solamente por su madre, sirvienta en una casa de familia rica, que fue muy considerada y amable con ellos; y tal vez de ahí venga su carácter amable. Trabaja arduamente en su comercio de distribución de leña y carbón, tan esencial en los crudos inviernos del pueblo irlandés en que vive. Cuida a su familia, esposa y cinco hijas, para que no pasen necesidades. También, un hombre sensible, se... continue


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Dirty Little Secrets by Jo Spain EN

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Country: Europe / Ireland flag Ireland
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FROM THE NUMBER ONE BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF THE CONFESSION Six neighbours, six secrets, six reasons to want Olive Collins dead. In the exclusive gated community of Withered Vale, people's lives appear as perfect as their beautifully manicured lawns. Money, success, privilege - the residents have it all. Life is good. There's just one problem. Olive Collins' dead body has been rotting inside number four for the last three months. Her neighbours say they're shocked at the discovery but nobody thought to check on her when she vanished from sight. The police start to ask questions and the seemingly ... continue

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Eclipse by John Banville ES

Rating: 4     1 Vote
Country: Europe / Ireland flag Ireland
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El narrador, Alexander Cleave, está en medio de una crisis. Percibe que algo no está bien en su vida. Siente que el nudo central de su problema está en que toda su vida se ha ocupado más de representar que de ser, o de vivir, lo cual cuaja perfectamente con su profesión de actor (aunque el problema lo preceda). "A veces me parece que es en esos intervalos de vacío, sin que fuera consciente de ello, cuando he vivido de forma más real y auténtica." Hay al menos un aspecto de su vida que muestra otra cosa: la profunda conexi&oacu... continue

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El Faro de Blackwater by Colm Tóibín ES

Rating: 4     1 Vote
Country: Europe / Ireland flag Ireland
Description:
Después de varios años sin dirigirse la palabra, la enfermedad de Declan hará que la familia Devereux reestablezca los lazos que antaño les unieran y se sometan a un proceso de acercamiento en el que van a aflorar y aclararse algunos de los malentendidos que les distanciaron (relacionados muchos de ellos con la muerte del padre). Tóibin se ha convertido casi en un autor de culto entre los lectores gay. Sin embargo, no se trata de un autor sectario, como los demuestran la amplitud de sus éxitos precedentes en Europa. El autor vendrá a presentar su libro a Barcelona en el mes de abril (ver apart... continue