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Tracing Your Irish Ancestors: Irish Genealogy
Tracing Your Irish Ancestors: Irish Genealogy
Price: £8.03

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Irish Genealogy Bible - a must have, 8 Jan 2014
John Grenham, a professional Irish genealogist since 1981, is very knowledgeable. He writes clearly and has sound views. This is a great book for both beginners and more experienced genealogists interested in finding family in Ireland. He places national & local resources in context, explains their significance and where to find them. In Irish genealogy it is not enough to look at National records and resources - local records are more important than in many other countries. Local resources vary and so it is important to know which county you are researching and what is available for that county. John covers this information in depth on a county by county basis for all 32 counties -north and south.

Although I already had an earlier edition of this book, I went out and bought this latest edition as it has been comprehensively updated and has a great index.

So if you are only going to get one book on Irish genealogy this is THE ONE!

The Tour: Updated Edition
The Tour: Updated Edition
Price: £0.77

5.0 out of 5 stars Easy read follows tour group in Ireland, 5 July 2013
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A gentle feel good novel set in Ireland. Would love to read another by same author!
Got this because it was cheap deal on Kindle but was completely smitten. Great holiday read.

Still Alice
Still Alice
by Lisa Genova
Edition: Paperback

6 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great insight into Alzheimers, 22 April 2009
This review is from: Still Alice (Paperback)
Thoughtful, gripping, sad, funny a definite must read.
My father died of Alzheimers over 20 years ago, my mother more recently. I wish this book had been there to read then - I would have understood so much more.
The narrator Alice a highly respected professor develops Early Onset Alzheimers. This book follows the steady loss of so much of herself. It is well written and very moving. Yes it is indeed very sad in places but is essentially very illuminating and definitely hard to put down and quite upbeat in style.
One of the best books I have read!
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A World of Our Own
A World of Our Own
by Aileen McCallan
Edition: Paperback
Price: £11.23

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Living with an autistic child, 18 April 2009
This review is from: A World of Our Own (Paperback)
This is a moving tale of a family living with autism and struggling to do the best for their son with very little help from the educational and medical institutions. Aileen writes very movingly of the frustrations and difficulties, sadness and joys, as the family try different approaches to help their son. Once past the first chapter I found it very gripping and very hard to put down.
Although heart breaking in places this is ultimately a story of love and determination and definitely a good read-and not just for those interested in Autism.

A Man Named Dave
A Man Named Dave
by David J. Pelzer
Edition: Hardcover

5.0 out of 5 stars Uplifting, heartrending, inspiring end to the trilogy, 21 Jan 2001
This review is from: A Man Named Dave (Hardcover)
This book is a wonderful end to the trilogy. It is the final part of a heartrending tale of an abused child,now grown into an adult and determined not only to stop the circle of abuse but to make the world a better place. The author has survived horrendous abuse but develops into a caring loving adult. The writing is very real and he portrays himself - both strengths and weaknesses - which all go to making the book so true to life and very readable. His spirit is so incredible. He even comes to making his peace with his mother, who abused him and with others who failed to protect him. This is an uplifting book, not the tale of a victim but inspiration for us all confirming that it is possible to overcome past trauma. - A wonderful read.

Sentimental Killer
Sentimental Killer
Offered by Themusicmaestro
Price: £10.97

9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Lovely smokey late night gutsy voice, 15 April 2000
This review is from: Sentimental Killer (Audio CD)
Another great album from Mary Coughlan. Her voice has that late night smokey gutsy quality. The Magdalen Laundry track is a great track celebrating the unmarried mothers suffering in the Magdalen Laundries, caste out from society -washing clothes and at the mercy of the nuns. Plenty other great tracks too.

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