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The real Charlotte by Somerville and Ross

I have chosen this book to compliment the Irish Women writers and The big House Series we are running during May and June in The Coach House. Terrence Dooley will kick start the series on the 2nd May at 7.30pm with … Continue reading

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Christine Dwyer Hickey visit in The Coach House on Tuesday 10th April

Christine , who hails from Palmerstown, won the Short Story competition in last years Irish Book Awards with “Back to Bones” joined us for a most interesting and entertaining afternoon. The book club invited the Mill Lane Writers along to … Continue reading

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The Garden of Evening mists by Tan Twan Eng – meeting at 5pm on Tuesday 6th March

“….an elegant and haunting novel of war, art and memory…it’s beauty never comes to rest.” Boyd Tonkin, The Independent. Tan Twan Eng was born in Malaysia. His debut novel, The Gift of Rain, was longlisted for The Man Booker in … Continue reading

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Midwinter break by Bernard MacLaverty

It’s been 16 years since Bernard MacLaverty  last published a novel. With his new book, The Midwinter break,  he won the Easons Book Club Novel of the year at the Bord Gais Energy 2017 Book Awards.  This book dissects the … Continue reading

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The Blind Assassin by Margaret Atwood

Margaret Atwood has been going through a bit of a revival with some of her earlier books having hit the screen in recent months…The Handmaids Tale and Alias Grace. Perhaps this one will be next. The Blind Assassin won the … Continue reading

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The Ginger Man by J.P. Donleavey

As a tribute to the writer JP Donleavey who died in September 2017,  we will read his controversial book published and banned in the 1950’s.  Will it stand the test of time? Meeting at 5pm on Tuesday 5th December

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Solar Bones by Mike McCormack

“Once a year on All Souls Day, it is said the dead may return. Solar Bones is the story of one such visit home” This book was long listed for 2017 Man Booker Prize and the winner of the Goldsmith … Continue reading

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The Light between Oceans by M.L. Stedman

Our next meeting is on 3rd October at 5pm in the library. “This is a story about right and wrong and how they sometimes look the same…….”  

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The Dream of the Celt by Mario Vargas Llosa – meeting at 5pm on Tuesday 5th September in the library

This biographical novel on the life of Roger Casement is our book for the Summer.  We chose it to compliment an upcoming talk in the Coach House. Angus Mitchell, an expert historian on Casement,  will speak at our local History … Continue reading

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A Spool of Blue Thread by Anne Tyler -Meet in The Coach House at 5pm on 6th June

Note the change of venue for our last meeting before the Summer break. “it was a beautiful, breezy, yellow-and- green afternoon……” See you all there

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