- 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
- Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars See all reviews (1 customer review)
Kenny's Choice: 101 Irish Books You Must Read Hardcover – 18 Jul 2015
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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.
Top Customer Reviews
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.