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Kenny's Choice: 101 Irish Books You Must Read Hardcover – 18 Jul 2015

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  • Hardcover: 332 pages
  • Publisher: Currach Press; 2nd edition (18 July 2015)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1782188517
  • ISBN-13: 978-1782188513
  • Product Dimensions: 15 x 2.8 x 22.1 cm
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"There are chatty anecdotes about authors who visited the shop in which Kenny has worked for many years. . . Kenny highlights titles worth reading from his perspective as a longtime successful bookseller." -- Library Journal "Library Journal" --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

About the Author

Des Kenny, a member of the Kenny bookselling family in Galway, is one of the four sons and two daughters of Des and Maureen Kenny, who opened their first bookshop in 1940. Educated in Coláiste Iognáid, Gaillimh, University College, Galway, and the Sorbonne, Paris, he has been a bookseller, real and virtual, all his working life. He and his wife Anne have four grown-up children and live in Salthill, Galway.

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Desi Kenny, a second generation member of the legendary family of Galway booksellers, presents here his own choice of essential reading in modern Irish letters. The selection is eclectic, personal and idiosyncratic. He includes fiction and non-fiction in both English and Gaelic: histories, novels, plays and poetry from the 19th and 20th centuries.

Each of the 101 selections is described in a separate entry that tells you something about the book, the author(s) and the sixty-odd year history of Kenny's Bookstore. Entries for Irish-language books are written in Gaelic, but by far most of the text is in English.

Booklovers will enjoy appreciations of titles that they have read and introductions to books that they will immediately want to read. If you enjoy wandering about bookstores, you will enjoy this guided tour given by a fellow enthusiast.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Kenny's Choice:101 Irish Nooks You Must Read 17 Nov. 2012
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I heard Des Kenny speak at a book fair in Ennis Ireland several years ago. I didnt buy the book at that time and am delighted to have it now. it gives suggestions for a pretty comprehensive reading list of Irish literature. I enjoyed his comments on the authors as well as the books. Kenny's book store in GALWAY was always a highlight of any trip to Ireland.
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