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Past-It Notes
Past-It Notes
by Maureen Lipman
Edition: Paperback

2 of 4 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Indigestible, 13 Dec. 2011
This review is from: Past-It Notes (Paperback)
However funny Maureen Lipman's articles can be individually, an entire book of 465 pages of her writings was, for me, quite indigestible. After reading a few of the articles ( and enjoying them ) the humour began to pall for me, and the book is returning to the library.


The Hill Bachelors
The Hill Bachelors
by William Trevor
Edition: Paperback
Price: £11.26

5.0 out of 5 stars Jewels, 20 July 2011
This review is from: The Hill Bachelors (Paperback)
Twelve short stories that transport you, in a few pages, to other worlds. William Trevor has the gift to do this more effectively than many writers can manage in their full-length novels. He is like a master craftsman, polishing jewels.


Maeve Brennan: Wit, Style and Tragedy: An Irish Writer in New York
Maeve Brennan: Wit, Style and Tragedy: An Irish Writer in New York
by Angela Bourke
Edition: Paperback
Price: £9.99

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Engrossing, 9 July 2011
This very well-researched book follows the life of the writer Maeve Brennan, an Irish writer who deserves to be read more widely.
Her life, and that of her parents spans an entire century of social and political change in Ireland and in the USA, where they were posted to in the 'thirties.
Angela Bourke describes vividly the idealism of the early nationalists and explains the political complexities succinctly, through the experiences of the Brennan family. The post-war world of New York publishing and writers is equally vividly drawn. It is never anything but a fascinating story.


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