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Death on the Hill: The Killing of Celine Cawley
Death on the Hill: The Killing of Celine Cawley
by Abigail Rieley
Edition: Paperback
Price: 9.11

5.0 out of 5 stars Death Of a Bond Girl, 13 Sep 2010
Bought this in Dublin as the economy collapsed almost visibly. Seems that economic pressures put a strain on Celine Cawley's relationship with Eamonn Lillis. Such a horrible story of a husband killing his wife in the course of a petty argument. Told in lurid detail but with a rare sensitivity for the bereaved. Loved the blow by blow courtroom stuff.


Our Man in Hibernia: Ireland, the Irish and Me
Our Man in Hibernia: Ireland, the Irish and Me
by Charlie Connelly
Edition: Paperback
Price: 7.12

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars No Plastic Paddies Here, 13 Sep 2010
Charlie Connelly's latest "Our Man In Hibernia" had me checking to see if I'm actually Irish. Checked, and apparently I am. It's not many books on your own country (exception : F.S.L. Lyons' "Ireland Since The Famine")that have you cross referencing odd facts. Odd facts you thought as an Irishman you knew. (The biggie being that St Patrick's Day was dry until the mid 70s.) By describing with wry phraseology and avoiding the ever-growing self-flagellation of native commentators Mr Connelly holds up an affectionate mirror to a society on the brink of massive change. I'm reminded of Martha Gelhorn writing of her visit to her childhood home of Havana in the mid 80s. The reality is beneath the surface and it takes a skilled writer to pull the right punches.


Devil in the Red Dress, The: Sharon Collins Tried to Hire a Hitman to Kill Her Partner and His Two Sons: It's Time to Find Out Why
Devil in the Red Dress, The: Sharon Collins Tried to Hire a Hitman to Kill Her Partner and His Two Sons: It's Time to Find Out Why
by Abigail Rieley
Edition: Paperback

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great fun, 13 May 2009
Very funny...dumpy hausfrau in rural Ireland meets dodgy "hitman" online from Vegas. Hilarity ensues and her plan comes to nothing as her sugar daddy survives to see her in court. Really surreal stuff.


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