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2. Troubles by J.G.Farrell
Audiobook. Pub.2008. 300 minutes.
In as new condition in perfect working order. SOLD

3. Troubles by J G Farrell. VHS 2-tape box set. 208 minutes.
In excellent condition. Slight sunning of outer cardboard sleeve. €5
4. The Siege of Krishnapur by J.G.Farrell. Pub.Book Club Associates (1974)
The second in Farrell’s 'Empire Trilogy' and he continues his post-colonial mockery of the British Empire, its exponents and its values, while not being adverse to mocking everyone else from colonisers to colonised. This one is set in India. Krishnapur is a fictitious place but this story is clearly based on The Siege of Lucknow of 1857.
Hardback, with good dustwrapper.Browning to pages edges but a nice edition overall. €5

5. The Siege of Krishnapur by J.G.Farrell. Pub.Penguin (1975)
Paperback, well read condition and priced accordingly. €2
6. The Siege of Krishnapur by J G Farrell. Audiobook. Pub.2005.
4 CDs - 300 mins.
In as new condition in perfect working order. SOLD

7. The Singapore Grip by J.G.Farrell. Pub.Book Club Associates (1978)
The third and final book in the 'Empire Trilogy'.Singapore just before the Japanese invasion in the Second World War: the Blackett family's prosperous world of tennis parties, cocktails and deferential servants seems unchanging. But it is poised on the edge of the abyss. This is the eve of the fall of Singapore and, as we know, of much else besides.
Hardback, 558 pages, dustwrapper has a number of tears but otherwise a nice clean copy throughout. €5
8. The Singapore Grip. DVD (2020)
Six hours - 2 DVDs. ITV mini-series loosely based on J G Farrell's book.
The story focuses on a British family, the Blacketts, who control one of the leading rubber trading companies in colonial-era Singapore, and the son of his business partner, Matthew Webb. Walter Blackett is keen that Matthew Webb should marry his daughter Joan, but Matthew is interested instead in a mysterious Chinese woman, Vera Chiang. When the Japanese invade and occupy Singapore, the couple is forced apart.....
Watched once so in mint condition. I enjoyed this adaption and thought it was suitably anarchic - I think the author would have approved. €8

9. The Hill Station an unfinished novel by J.G.Farrell. Pub.Weidenfeld & Nicolson (1981).
Farrell's unfinished manuscript, some 50,000 words, edited by John Spurling and published two years after the author's death.
228 pages, in a good dustwrapper (slight tear to front top right) and a nice clean interior. €6
10. This is Not a Novel by Jennifer Johnston. Published by REVIEW (2002).
Johnny, an outstanding young swimmer, went missing nearly thirty years ago: drowned, or so everyone except his sister Imogen believes. How could this have happened? Encouraged, pushed even, from a child by his father, Johnny could have made the Olympic team, couldn't he? As Imogen gradually pieces together bits of her family history, we hear the tragic echoes that connect her with the Great War and Ireland in the nineteen-twenties.
Hardback, in good dustwrapper. €5

11. How Many Miles to Babylon? Pub.Hodder & Stoughton (1977)
The novel explores the friendship of two men, an Anglo-Irish aristocrat, Alexander Moore, and a lower class son of a labourer on his lands, Jerry, as they experience the First World War.
Adapted for television by the BBC in 1982.
Paperback in good condition. €3
12. The Gates by Jennifer Johnston. Pub.Coronet (1974)
The decline and fall of the Anglo-Irish Big house, unapproved fraternisation with the native Irish, genteel poverty and a twist in the tail.
A cracking little story that won't tax your reading skills.
Paperback in good clean condition with some edging browning to pages comensurate with its age. €3

13. The Ballroom of Romance and Other Stories by William Trevor
#10 in the "Great Irish Writers" series published in association with the Irish Independent.
As new condition. €3
14. A Bit on the Side by William Trevor. Pub.Penguin Books(2004)
Love and adultery, secret passions, office romances, and the broken and unbroken rules of love.
Hardback, mint condition in a perfect dustwrapper. €3

15. After Rain by William Trevor
In a collection of twelve dazzling stories, William Trevor plumbs the depths of the human heart. Here we encounter a blind piano tuner whose wonderful memories of his first wife are cruelly distorted by his second; a woman in a difficult marriage who must choose between her indignant husband and her closest friend; two children, survivors of divorce, who mimic their parents' melodramas; and a heartbroken woman traveling alone in Italy who experiences an epiphany while studying a forgotten artist's Annunciation.
Hardback in v.good condition, in a good dustwrapper. €3
16. Felicia's Journey by William Trevor. Pub.Viking Penguin (1995)
Felicia, an eighteen-year-old girl from a small town in rural Ireland, finds herself pregnant. The father is Johnny Lysaght, a young man from the same town now supposedly working in the English Midlands. Felicia wants to contact him, but doesn't have his address, and her attempts to obtain it are thwarted. Felicia's father (a staunch Irish republican) is deeply distrustful of Johnny, who is rumoured to have joined the British Army...Hardback in good condition. €3

17. Love and Summer by William Trevor - Audiobook - read by Nigel Anthony
Complete and unabridged. 5 hours 35 mins (Six CDs).
Discs are in immaculate condition. Deck chair stuff with some Robinsons Barley Water? €8

18. Two Lives by William Trevor. Pub.Guild Publishing (1991)
Contains two stories: "Reading Turgenev" and "My House in Umbria".
Hardback, 375 pages, in a good dustwrapper, slight browning to pages edges but a nice clean copy with large print. €3
19. Elizabeth Alone by William Trevor. Pub.Penguin (1988)
After nineteen years of marriage, three children and a brief but passionate affair followed by a quick divorce, Elizabeth Aidallbery has to go to hospital for an emergency operation. From her hospital bed she has the leisure to take stock of her life, and frankly it doesn't look very edifying: there's the 17 year old daughter who's run off to a commune with her boyfriend; an old hopeless suitor who continues to press his claims; and of course the memory of the havoc she caused by the affair.
Paperback in good condition. €3

20. Fools of Fortune by William Trevor. Pub.King Penguin (1984)
Murder and revenge during the Irish Civil War The Quintons have lived in the old house in Cork for hundreds of years. Though Anglo-Irish Protestant, they sympathize with the cause of independence and secretly fund Michael Collins' fighters. But one of their workers is an informer to the British, and when he's murdered on their land, though they know nothing of it, the Black and Tans come seeking revenge.
Paperback in good used condition - edge browning to pages. €3

24. The Story of Lucy Gault by William Trevor. Penguin (2003)
The Gault family leads a life of privilege in early 1920s Ireland, but the threat of violence leads the parents of nine-year-old Lucy to decide to leave for England, her mother's home. Lucy cannot bear the thought of leaving her home at Lahardane. On the day before they are to leave, Lucy runs away, hoping to convince her parents to stay. Instead, she sets off a series of tragic misunderstandings that affect all of Lahardane's inhabitants for the rest of their lives.
Paperback in good condition. €3

25. The Story of Lucy Gault by William Trevor. Audio book cassette set.
The Gault family leads a life of privilege in early 1920s Ireland, but the threat of violence leads the parents of nine-year-old Lucy to decide to leave for England, her mother's home. Lucy cannot bear the thought of leaving Lahardane, their country house with its beautiful land and nearby beach, and a dog she has befriended. On the day before they are to leave, Lucy runs away, hoping to convince her parents to stay. Instead, she sets off a series of tragic misunderstandings that affect all of Lahardane's inhabitants for the rest of their lives.
Complete and unabridged (6 cassettes), 7 hours 32 minutes, read by Conor Mullen. In excellent condition. €8

26. The Boarding House by William Trevor. Pub.King Penguin (1983)
William Bird has always taken in boarders who are on the fringes of society: the petty conman, the immigrant who's never been able to fit in, the blustering officer who really doesn't know what's what , and the just plain lonely. He's built a unique place with a unique atmosphere. But then he realizes he's dying, and he decides to leave the place to the two tenants likely to cause the greatest amount of trouble, and the whole enterprise goes up in smoke.
Paperback in nice clean condition. €10
27. The Hill Bachelors by William Trevor. Pub.Penguin (2001)
The story of men and women and their missed opportunities: four people live in a suburban house, frozen in a conspiracy of silence that prevents love's consummation; a nine-year-old dreams that a part in a movie will heal her fragmented family life; a brother and sister forge a new life amid the chaos of Ireland after the Rebellion; and in the title story, a young man chooses between his longtime love and a life of solitude on the family farm.
Paperback in nice clean condition although the tops of the first few pages are rippled - NOT foxed but not flat - priced accordingly. €2

28. Death in Summer by William Trevor. Pub.Penguin (1999)
There were three deaths that summer. The first was Letitia's, sudden and quite unexpected, leaving her husband, Thaddeus, haunted by the details of her last afternoon.
The next death came some weeks later, after Thaddeus's mother-in-law helped him to interview for a nanny to bring up their baby. None of the applicants were suitable--least of all the last one, with her sharp features, her shabby clothes that reeked of cigarettes, her badly typed references--so Letitia's mother moved herself in...
Paperback in nice clean condition. €3
29. The Silence in the Garden by William Trevor. Pub.Penguin (1990)
As governess to her wealthy cousins, the Rollestons, on the eve of World War I, Sarah Pollexfen is only vaguely aware of the dark rituals and painful secrets that haunt the seemingly tranquil garden.
Paperback in good condition. €3

30. Salute to Adventurers by John Buchan. Pub.Thomas Nelson & Sons (1946)
Romantic adventure novel set in 1680s America by the author of "The 39 Steps".
First published in 1915. Hardback, NO dustwrapper in good condition. €3
31. Greenmantle by John Buchan. Pub.Wordsworth Classics (1994)
November 1915, Hannay is called in to investigate rumours of an uprising in the Muslim world, and undertakes a perilous journey through enemy territory to meet his friend Sandy in Constantinople. Once there, he and his friends must thwart the Germans' plans to use religion to help them win the war.
The second of five novels Featuring the character Richard Hannay, first published in 1916.
Paperback in good condition. €3

32. Mr.Standfast by John Buchan. Pub.Penguin
During the later years of the First World War Brigadier-General Hannay is recalled from active service on the Western Front to undertake a secret mission hunting for a dangerous German agent at large in Britain. The third of five Richard Hannay novels by John Buchan, first published in 1919.
Paperback in as new condition. €3
33. The Three Hostages by John Buchan. Pub.Wordsworth Classics (1997)
After the War, Hannay is married and living peacefully in the Cotswolds, when he receives a request to help solve the mysterious kidnapping of the children of three prominent people. Given nothing to go on but a few mysterious clues, Hannay must track down the dastardly villains behind the plot before it's too late..
The fourth of five Richard Hannay novels and was first published in 1924.
Paperback in good condition €3.

34. The Island of Sheep by John Buchan. Pub.Wordsworth Classics (1998)
First published in 1936 this was the author's last novel to focus on the character of Richard Hannay.
The action occurs twelve years later on from the last novel, when Hannay, now in his fifties, is called by an old oath to protect the son of a man he once knew, who is also heir to the secret of a great treasure.
Paperback in good condition. €3

35. The End of the Hunt by Thomas Flanagan. Pub.Sinclair-Stevenson (1995)
Janice Nugent, a member of the Catholic landed gentry, has spent the war years in London, her life shattered by the death of her husband in 1915. In 1919 she returns to Ireland, but on the way she witnesses an IRA murder of a civilian, and subsequently becomes drawn into the revolutionary struggle.
Hardback in good condition in a good dustwrapper, 627 pages. €7
36. The Year of the French by Thomas Flanagan. Pub.Holt, Rinehart and Winston (1979)
The story of the ill-fated French expedition that landed in Mayo in 1798 to join the United Irishmen rebellion against British rule in Ireland.
Hardback in good condition. SOLD

37. The Rising by Bairbre Toibin. Pub.New Island Books (2001). Signed.
The Rising follows the fortunes of a young Irish couple: Michael Carty, a small tenant-farmer who sets out for Enniscorthy after the death of his Fenian father, and Margaret Dempsey, daughter of a prosperous merchant family in the town. What follows is an account of their unlikely love and life together: a domestic story overshadowed by momentous events of Irish history, which ultimately threaten Michael’s life and his family’s welfare.
Softback large format - in good used condition. SOLD
38. The Kilbeggan Touch by James McAleese. Pub.BG Ltd.(1998).
'New heir for Kilbeggan Castle' ran the newspaper headline...A remote ancestor of the disgraced Kilbeggan family which had left Ireland in 1894 returns to claim his title and estate. The newspaper also suggested that he had inherited the famous 'Kilbeggan Touch'.
Hardback, unread, in good dustwrapper. Long out of print. €5

39. Ramage at Trafalgar by Dudley Pope.
Finally reunited with his beloved Sarah, Ramage hopes to spend at least a few quiet weeks with her. Instead, he is summoned by Admiral Nelson himself. He is ordered to join Nelson's fleet blockading the combined French and Spanish navies in the port of Cadiz. But Nelson's plan is not merely to blockade the enemy's fleet. He intends to confront it head-on in the biggest naval battle the world has ever seen.
Hardback in nice clean condition but with slight foxing to top of page edges. €4
40. Across the Bitter Sea by Eilis Dillon. Hodder and Stoughton (1974)
Set against the dramatic background of Ireland after the Great Famine, this is the turbulent'story of three passionate people: Samuel, the generous landlord, symbol of a dying generation; Morgan, the fiery rebel, his life dedicated to the fight for self-preservation; and Alice, the tempestuous, beautiful woman who loved one man and married another.
Hardback in good condition in a fair dustwrapper. €5

41. Land Without Stars by Benedict Kiely. Pub.Moytura Press (1990)
A romantic triangle involving two brothers (a spoiled priest turned journalist and a romantic republican and ex-postal sorter, brought to destruction by association with a sociopathic IRA killer
The author's first novel - originally published in 1946.
Paperback in clean condition. €3
42. Honey Seems Bitter by Benedict Kiely. Pub.Moytura Press (1992)
The story of Donagh Hartigan, a young man recovering from a nervous breakdown and living in a village on the outskirts of Dublin City. One morning, by accident, he makes friends with the handsome, popular George Butler. On the same moming the two men find the murdered body of Lily Morgan, a girl Donagh had known and liked when they had both been patients in a convalescent home. Her mysterious death casts an air of tension over the village. An army deserter, who once spent a night in Hartigan’s hut is tried for her murder...
Paperback in good condition. €3

43. A Letter to Peachtree by Benedict Kiely. Pub.Mandarin (1988)
Short story collection.
Paperback in good condition. €3
44. Proxopera by Benedict Kiely.
A tale from the darkest days of the recent 'Troubles' in Northern Ireland.
An elderly man is forced to drive a bomb into his local town while his family are held hostage.
Hardback in good condition. €6

45. Devoted Ladies by M.J.Farrell (Molly Keane). Pub.Virago Modern Classics (1984)
Jessica and Jane have been living together for six months and are devoted friends - or are they? Jessica loves her friend with the cruelty of total possessiveness; Jane is rich, silly, and drinks rather too many brandy-and-sodas. Paperback in clean condition but with edge browing to pages and slight foxing - priced accordingly. €3
46. Full House by M.J.Farrell (Molly Keane). Pub.Virago Modern Classics (1986)
Silverue -- an enchanting Irish mansion -- is owned by the indomitable, oppressively girlish Lady Bird. Blessed with wealth and beautiful children she has little to worry about except the passing of the years and the return of her son John's sanity. To help her through the potentially awkward occasion of John's return from the asylum she has enlisted the support of Eliza, a woman she believes to be her confidante. Paperback in nice clean condition. Two v.small marks on back cover does not detract from book. €3

47. Loving Without Tears by M.J.Farrell (Molly Keane). Pub.Virago Modern Classics (1988)
Angel, formidable hostess, social charmer, and mother par excellence, confidently awaits the return of her little boy from the trials of war. Tightening the apron strings as she does so, she doesn't anticipate that the teenager who went away will return a grown man -- with a sophisticated American widow on his arm. Paperback in good condition. €3
48. Good Behaviour by Molly Keane. Pub.Sphere Books (1982)
Behind the gates of Temple Alice the aristocratic Anglo-Irish St Charles family sinks into a state of decaying grace. To Aroon St Charles, large and unlovely daughter of the house, the fierce forces of sex, money, jealousy and love seem locked out by the ritual patterns of good behaviour. But crumbling codes of conduct cannot hope to save the members of the St Charles family from their own unruly and inadmissible desires. Paperback in nice clean condition. €4

49. Loving and Giving by Molly Keane. Pub.Sphere Books (1989)
In 1914, when Nicandra is eight, all is well in the grand Irish estate, Deer Forest. Maman is beautiful and adored. Dada, silent and small, mooches contendedly around the stables. Aunt Tossie, of the giant heart and bosom, is widowed but looks splendid in weeds. The butler, the groom, the landsteward, the maids, the men - each as a place and knows it. Then, astonishingly, the perfect surface is shattered; Maman does something too dreadful ever to be spoken of. Paperback in well read condition but clean throughout. €3
50. Time After Time by Molly Keane. Pub.Sphere Books (1984)
The Swifts-three sisters of marked eccentricity, defiantly christened April, May, and baby June, and their only brother, one-eyed Jasper-have little in common, save some vivid memories of their darling mother and a long lost youth particularly prone to acts of treachery. Into their world comes cousin Leda from Vienna, a visitor from the past, blind but beguiling: a thrilling guest. Within days, the lifestyle of the Swifts has been dramatically overturned... Paperback in nice clean condition. €3

51. "Snuff" by Jim Lusby and Myles Dungan. Pub.Glendale Publishing (1992)
An Ultra Rare crime novel about a serial killer at large in RTE.
Paperback in good condition save for a crease on the back cover - see images. €10
52. Trustee from the Toolroom by Nevil Shute (1960)
Keith Stewart leads an ordinary, uneventful life, until overnight he becomes the trustee of his 10-year-old niece, and beomes involved in the search for sunken diamonds in French Polynesia.
Hardback, grubby dustwrapper with a nice clean interior. A good reading copy. €3

53. A Delicate Truth by John le Carre.
A counter-terror operation, codenamed Wildlife, is being mounted in Britain's most precious colony, Gibraltar. Its purpose, to capture and abduct a high-value jihadist arms-buyer.
Paperback in good condition. €3
54. Walk in a Lost Landscape by Shelia Barrett. Pub.Poolbeg Press (1994)
Sylvia O'Keeffe sees the world through a painter's eye; Maura, her daughter, has visions of a different kind. Both respond to signs of trouble that they sense during the last week of the Old Times, and their flight from Killiney, Co. Dublin to a cottage in the Midlands is the beginning of a number of expeditions across a lovely but increasingly dangerous landscape. Maura and her friends grow up quickly in a world where almost everything else has slowed or stopped..
Paperback in very good condition. €3

55. The Night of the Triffids by Simon Clark. Pub.Hodder & Stoughton (2001)
At the end of "The Day of the Triffids", the hero of the story, Bill Masen, his wife and four-year-old son leave the British mainland to join a new colony on the Isle of Wight. This tiny community, temporarily safe on its island fortress, begins to work to eradicate the triffid menace and lay the foundations for a new civilization. 'The Night of the Triffids' takes up the story twenty-five years later.
Hardback, 480 pages. Mint condition - read once and in an immaculate dustwrapper. SOLD
56. Last Stories: William Trevor. Pub.Viking (2018)
In this final collection of ten exquisite, perceptive and profound stories, William Trevor probes into the depths of the human spirit. Here we encounter a tutor and his pupil, whose lives are thrown into turmoil when they meet again years later; a young girl who discovers the mother she believed dead is alive and well; and a piano-teacher who accepts her pupil's theft in exchange for his beautiful music.
Hardback, 224 pages, as new, in a very good dustwrapper. €10

57. Oh, Play That Thing. Pub.Jonathan Cape (2004)
Having fallen foul of his erstwhile comrades in the Irish Republican Army (IRA), Henry escapes to America. In New York City, he becomes involved in advertising, pornography and bootlegging. After stepping on the toes of the Mob, Henry heads for Chicago, where he becomes the manager and partner-in-crime of Louis Armstrong. He becomes reunited with his wife and daughter, and, much to his dismay, the IRA.
Hardback, in excellent condition in a very dustwrapper. €8
58. The Sea by John Banville. Pub.Picador (2005)
Booker Prize winning novel but I gave up on it.
Hardback in very good condition, with good dustwrapper, largely unread. €4

59. The Nightmare by C.S.Forester. Pub.Michael Joseph (1954)
A collection of stories on WWII. Though fiction, they are based upon real reports from the war which gives them extreme realism. And every story is in fact a nightmare. All focus is on the horror of the war and how it affected both the victims and the Nazis inflicting the horrors upon them.
Hardback in good dustwrapper. €4
60. The Lost Chronicles: The Official Companion Book (2005)
The first official tie-in book to the worldwide hit TV series "Lost". The show takes place on a remote South Pacific island, where a plane crash has left 48 survivors stranded. Some panic. Some pin their hopes on rescue. A few find inner strength they never knew they had.
Hardback in UNOPENED condition with bonus pilot episode DVD. €5

61. Last Stories: William Trevor. Pub.Viking (2018)
In this final collection of ten exquisite, perceptive and profound stories, William Trevor probes into the depths of the human spirit. Here we encounter a tutor and his pupil, whose lives are thrown into turmoil when they meet again years later; a young girl who discovers the mother she believed dead is alive and well; and a piano-teacher who accepts her pupil's theft in exchange for his beautiful music.
Hardback, 224 pages, as new, in a good dustwrapper but with a dedication on the title page - this could be cut out without spoiling the book. €10
62. The Casual Vacancy by J K Rowling. Pub.Little Brown (2012)
Set in the suburban West Country town of Pagford the story begins with the death of beloved parish councillor Barry Fairbrother. Subsequently, a seat on the council is vacant and a conflict ensues before the election for his successor takes place. Factions develop, particularly concerning whether to dissociate with a local council estate, 'the Fields', with which Barry supported an alliance. However, those running for a place soon find their darkest secrets revealed on the Parish Council online forum, ruining their campaign and leaving the election in turmoil.
Hardback in virtually unread condition, in a good dustwrapper. €5

63. Amongst Women by John McGahern. Pub.Faber & Faber (1990)
The story of Michael Moran, a bitter, ageing Irish Republican Army (IRA) veteran, and his tyranny over his wife and children, who both love and fear him. It was shortlisted for the 1990 Booker Prize
Hardback in chipped dustwrapper. In good condition save for an inscription.
Priced to sell. €5
64. Amongst Women by John McGahern. Pub.Faber & Faber (1990)
Paperback in nice unread (?) condition. Slight edge browning to page and a tiny crease on front cover. €5

65. Amongst Women by John McGahern. Pub.Faber & Faber (1998) TV Tie-edition
Paperback, in good condition. €5
66. High Ground by John McGahern. Pub.Faber & Faber (1996)
A collection of short stories set in ordinary places, yet reflecting the whole of Ireland’s changing within a generation, propelled from the nineteenth into the late twentieth century.
Paperback in excellent, unread condition. €5

67. The Power of Darkness by John McGahern. Pub.Faber & Faber (2002)
Paul King, an Irish landowner, is dying, his wife is half his age. He has not allowed his wealth to spread ease or comfort. When he dies, his handsome young workman Paul is urged by a cunning mother to move in on the vulnerable young widow. This is the authors first and only stage play.
Paperback, 52 pages, in new, unread condition. €6
68. The Far Side Desk Calendar 2002
Gary Larson has to be the sickest, funniest guy on the planet! His parents must be just as sick as they raised him because, as a boy, they encouraged him to grow snakes, lizards, etc. in the basement of their home --- after he was allowed to flood it!
Calendar is in mint condition and has NOT been used. €5

69. The Far Side Desk Calendar 2005
Gary Larson has to be the sickest, funniest guy on the planet! His parents must be just as sick as they raised him because, as a boy, they encouraged him to grow snakes, lizards, etc. in the basement of their home --- after he was allowed to flood it!
Calendar is in mint condition apart from a very few tiny entries which do not detract from the finished article. €5
70. The Pre-History Of The Far Side: 10th Anniversary Exhibit by Gary Larson. Pub.Futura (1991)
Softback, 288 pages, in very good condition. Laminated cover shows some wear but the contents are clean and it appears to have been little read. €6

71. Albert and Balbus and Samuel Small by Marriott Edgar. Pub.Francis, Day & Hunter (1930s)
Card cover. Vintage book of Marriott Edgar monologues, with great illustrations.
In good condition with slight rippling to last couple of pages which does not detract from the book.€3
72. Three Men On The Bummel by Jerome K Jerome
A humorous novel first published in 1900, eleven years after his most famous work, 'Three Men in a Boat'. The sequel brings back the three companions who figured in the earlier work, this time on a bicycle tour through the German Black Forest.
Paperback in good condition.€3

73. The Light at the End of the Tunnel is an Oncoming Train by Stephen Wicks. Pub.2001.
947 Pithy Pronouncements on Life from the Cynical Side of the Tracks.
Hardcover, 246 pages. Mint condition.€3
74. Misery Bear's Guide to Love & Heartbreak. Pub.Hodder & Stoughton (2012)
Misery Bear is the saddest, loneliest, drunkest bear in the world. Nothing ever goes his way, he hates his life and he's always one swig of whisky away from oblivion.
In this book, the furry critter shares his photos, stories, diary entries, poems, love letters, romantic recipes and doodles... All from the paw of a chronically depressed bear who just wants someone to love. Hardback, 64 pages in good condition.€4

75. Wanderly Wagon Yearbook 1983. Pub.RTE Young Books (1982)
Who can ever forget the Wanderly Wagon with O'Brien, Godmother, Judge, Snake and Mr.Crow.
Hardback annual format. An interesting survivor but in rough condition and many of the competitions have been completed, pictures coloured in etc. It what it is and may interest somebody. SOLD
76. Braywatch by Ross O'Carroll-Kelly.
South Dublin's favourite son thought he could face any challenge - until he was asked to cross the bridge over the River Dargle.
Large format paperback in mint condition. €3

77. The Captains and the Kings by Jennifer Johnston.
Mr Prendergast, an elderly Anglo-Irishman, is living out his last years in the decaying splendour of his family mansion. As his mind wanders through the gloom he finds it peopled with memories of his neglected wife, his pale shadow of a father, his icily glamorous mother and Alexander, the son she so jealously loved, killed in the First World War.
Paperback, cover and page browning but clean. Read and donate to a charity shop or recycle. Priced to sell. €2
78. The Ginger Man by J P Donleavy. Pub.Penguin (1987)
A wildly funny, classic novel of the misadventures of Sebastian Dangerfield, a young American ne'er-do-well studying at Trinity College in Dublin. Dangerfield's appetite for women, liquor, and general roguishness is insatiable--and he satisfies it with endless charm. Originally banned when first published in 1955.
Paperback in good condition. €3

79. That They May Face The Rising Sun by John McGahern.
#1 in the "Great Irish Writers" series published in association with the Irish Independent.
Joe and Kate Ruttledge have come to Ireland from London in search of a different life. In passages of beauty and truth, the drama of a year in their lives and those of the memorable characters that move about them unfolds through the action, the rituals of work, religious observances and play. We are introduced, with deceptive simplicity, to a complete representation of existence - an enclosed world has been transformed into an Everywhere.
Hardback in excellent condition. €4
80. The Captains and the Kings by Jennifer Johnston.
#20 in the "Great Irish Writers" series published in association with the Irish Independent.
Mr Prendergast, an elderly Anglo-Irishman, is living out his last years in the decaying splendour of his family mansion. As his mind wanders through the gloom he finds it peopled with memories of his neglected wife, his pale shadow of a father, his icily glamorous mother and Alexander, the son she so jealously loved, killed in the First World War.
Hardback in excellent condition. €4

81. The Last September by Elizabeth Bowen. (2000)
In 1920, at their country home in County Cork, Sir Richard Naylor and his wife, Lady Myra, and their friends maintain a detached attitude toward the events going on around them, but behind the facade of tennis parties and army camp dances, all know that the end is approaching — the end of British rule in the south of Ireland and the demise of a way of life that had survived for centuries.
Film tie-in paperback, in clean condition but with a crease to front cover. €3
82. There's A Hair In My Dirt: A Worm's Story by Gary Larson. Pub.Little Brown (1998)
The story begins with a family of worms who are having dinner and Son Worm is unhappy because he's found a hair in his plate of dirt. It's the proverbial last straw and it leads him to bemoan his fate as a worm - he's sick and tired of being a worm, tired of being at the bottom of the food chain.
Hardback in good condition with a good dustwrapper. €5

83. Young Entry by M.J.Farrell. Pub.Virago Press (1989)
Prudence, at nineteen, is reckless, laughing, wild; the despair of her elderly guardians. With her best friend, the subversive but very female Peter, she rackets round the Irish countryside among her beloved horses and dogs...Paperback, cover worn but nice clean interior. €4
84. The Knight of Cheerful Countenance by Molly Keane. Pub.Virago Press (1993)
The authors first novel originally published under the pseudonym M.J.Farrell in 1926 when she was just 17.
To Ballinrath House, where purple bog gives way to slate-coloured mountains, comes Allan to visit his Irish cousins. No sooner has he arrived than he falls in love with Cousin Ann, though it seems that she only has eyes for Captain Dennys St Lawrence. As the summer gives way to misty autumn days, the social round of hunting and dancing does little to untangle love's misunderstandings. Here hearts — and reputations — threaten to be broken in the elusive pursuit of happiness. Paperback in good condition. €4

85. Treasure Hunt by Molly Keane. Pub.Virago Press (1996 edition)
When old Sir Roderick dies in the stately but crumbling Irish mansion, his family discover that he's left nothing but debts. His brother Hercules and sister Consuelo cannot understand why they cannot continue their feckless, champagne-drinking ways. They are outraged when young Roderick and Veronica insist on stringent economies and taking in paying guests. Originally a play, this 1952 novel sparkles with comedy, mystery and a gallery of eccentrics. Paperback in very good condition. €5
86. Dancing at Lughnasa by Brian Friel. Abbey Theatre Programme from 1992.
Twenty four pages, illustrated plus glossy card cover. In nice clean condition with very slight edgewear to back cover. €7

87. Lord Dismiss Us by Michael Campbell. Pub.Heinemann, London (1967)
A novel set in an English public school which deals with a love affair between two boys, together with the internal politics of the school itself. Although fictionally set in England, the novel was based on St.Columba's College in the foothills of the Dublin mountains which the author attended in the early 1940's.
Ex.library book with all the usual stamps etc. Has been rebound (?) at some stage and is no longer a thing of beauty but a good, clean, reading copy. €5
88. Five on Brexit Island by Bruno Vincent.Quercus Editions (2016)
It is the night of the referendum and the Five have retired to Kirrin Island to enjoy the fresh air and sunshine, fed up with the rancour of public debate. George is firmly a 'remainer,' whilst Julian, who is in the 'Brexit' camp, is tolerated on the grounds that Anne cannot bear to go camping without him. (Timmy, largely apolitical but not keen on cats or rabbits, joins them too.)
The night is tempestuous in more ways than one. George has managed to rig up a satellite link with the mainland so they can keep abreast of the news, and they sit huddled around the fire, amidst some tension, as George's initial hope that the 'remainers' will triumph proves premature...€4

89. The Story of Lucy Gault by William Trevor. Penguin (2003)
The Gault family leads a life of privilege in early 1920s Ireland, but the threat of violence leads the parents of nine-year-old Lucy to decide to leave for England, her mother's home. Lucy cannot bear the thought of leaving her home at Lahardane. On the day before they are to leave, Lucy runs away, hoping to convince her parents to stay. Instead, she sets off a series of tragic misunderstandings that affect all of Lahardane's inhabitants for the rest of their lives. Hardback in excellent condition.€5
90. Queen Lear by Molly Keane. Pub.E.P.Dutton (1988)
Alternative title for "Loving and Giving".
Set in the stiff and mannered world of the Anglo-Irish upper class of the thirties and forties, the novel follows young Nicandra as she endures the effects of her mother's evil and unforgivable deed and her own disastrous marriage. Hardback in good dustwrapper. Neat name and address of previous owner inside front cover, otherwise in excellent condition.€5

91. The Lonely Passion of Judith Hearne by Brian Moore.
A penniless middle-aged spinster scrapes by giving piano lessons in the Dublin of the 1950s. She makes a sad
last bid for love with a fellow resident of her rundown boarding house, who imagines she has the money to bankroll the business he hopes to open. #13 in the "Great Irish Writers" series published in association with the Irish Independent.€4
92. Seek the Fair Land by Walter Macken Pub.Paperview/Irish Independent, 2005
# 15 in the Great Irish Writers collection.
The story begins in 1641, the year in which Cromwell's army was intent on subduing Ireland. It tells the story of Dominick MacMahon whose wife perishes in the massacre of Drogheda and who flees west with his young son and daughter. During this perilous quest through a war-torn and starving country he has to defeat treachery...
Hardback, in good condition€4

93. The Butcher Boy by Patrick McCabe. Pub. Paperview/Irish Independent, 2005
# 7 in the Great Irish Writers collection.
Francie Brady tells us the story of a terrible thing he did back in the 1960s when he was a teenager living close to the Border with Northern Ireland with his alcoholic father and neurotic mother. Francie envies the Nugents, a well-off Protestant family, especially young Philip whom he cheats out of his comic books. After Francie's mother commits suicide, he desecrates the Nugent house and is sent to a reformatory. There he has visions of the Blessed Virgin. Returning home, he gets a job killing pigs... Hardback in good condition€4
94. The Captains and the Kings by Jennifer Johnston. Pub.Paperview/Irish Independent, 2005
# 20 in the Great Irish Writers collection.
Mr Charles Prendergast, a Protestant gentleman, is living out his last years in the decaying splendour of his family home in Co Wicklow. The recent death of his wife was 'a huge relief' — he is a cold-hearted man whose only interests in life are reading, playing the piano and drinking whiskey. The only companion he has is his bad-tempered drunken gardener. Into this emotional wasteland comes Diarmid Toorish, a fifteen-year-old boy. The old man and the child fall into a strangely intimate friendship which causes scandal in the neighbourhood.....
Hardback in excellent condition€4

95. The Star of the Sea by Joseph O'Connor. Pub.Paperview/Irish Independent, 2005
# 2 in the Great Irish Writers collection.
In the bitter winter of 1847, from an Ireland torn by famine and injustice, the Star of the Sea sets sail for New York. On board are hundreds of fleeing refugees, some brimming with optimism, many more desperate. Among them are a maidservant with a devastating secret, bankrupt Lord Merridith and his wife and children, an aspiring novelist, and a maker of revolutionary ballads, all braving the Atlantic in search of a new home. Hardback in excellent condition€4
96. The Country Girls by Edna O'Brien. Pub.Paperview/Irish Independent, 2005
# 5 in the Great Irish Writers collection.
Edna O'Brien's famous debut novel is set in rural Ireland in the 1950s. It created a sensation when it was published and was banned in Ireland. The novel tells the story of two girls, Caithleen Brady (Kate) and Bridget Brennan (Baba), and their escape from a claustrophobic life in the countryside and convent school, a life smothered by oppressive rules and conventions.
Hardback, in excellent condition.SOLD

97. The Day's Play by A.A.Milne. Pub.Methuen & Co. Ltd,
This is the 19th edition published in 1946. Hardback, no dustwrapper but in good clean condition.€3
98. The Fear Index by Robert Harris. Pub.Hutchinson (2011)
Nothing spreads like fear . . .In the secretive inner circle of the ultra-rich, Alex Hoffmann is a legend. He has developed an algorithm for playing the financial markets that generates billions of pounds – and feeds on panic. When one day his system is threatened by a terrifying intruder who breaches the elaborate security of his lakeside home, his life becomes a waking nightmare of violence and paranoia. But who is trying to destroy him? And is it already too late? Hardback, in excellent condition.€5

99. Doctor Who: Plague of the Cybermen. Pub.BBC Books (2013)
When the Doctor arrives in the 19th-century village of Klimtenburg, he discovers the residents suffering from some kind of plague - a `wasting disease'. The victims face a horrible death - but what's worse, the dead seem to be leaving their graves. The Plague Warriors have returned. The Doctor is confident he knows what's really happening; he understands where the dead go, and he's sure the Plague Warriors are just a myth. But as some of the Doctor's oldest and most terrible enemies start to awaken he realises that maybe - just maybe - he's misjudged the situation.
Hardback in good condition.€4
100. Doctor Who: The Dalek Generation (2013)
Sunlight 349 is one of countless Dalek Foundation worlds, planets created to house billions suffering from economic hardship. The Doctor arrives at Sunlight 349, suspicious of any world where the Daleks are apparently a force for good - and determined to find out the truth. The Doctor knows they have a far more sinister plan - but how can he convince those who have lived under the benevolence of the Daleks for a generation? Hardback in good condition.€4

101. Roar by Cecelia Ahern. Pub.Harper Collins (2018)
Hardcover, 1st edition. In this imaginative story collection, Cecelia Ahern explores the endless ways in which women blaze through adversity with wit, resourcefulness, and compassion. Ahern takes the familiar aspects of women's lives - the routines, the embarrassments, the desires - and elevates these moments to the outlandish and hilarious with her astute blend of magical realism and social insight.
One woman is tortured by sinister bite marks that appear on her skin; another is swallowed up by the floor during a mortifying presentation; yet another resolves to return and exchange her boring husband at the store where she originally acquired him....
In very good condition in a perfect dustwrapper.€5

102. Waterford Whispers News 2021
The ninth annual from Ireland’s leading online satirical site, featuring the funniest stories of the year.
Packed with brilliant satire, sharp wit and insightful social commentary, Ireland’s answer to The Onion is now a worldwide phenomenon,
Large format, softcover, 144 pages, illustrated.
Excellent condition.€4

103. Ireland's Own: The 2019 Anthology of Winning Irish Short Stories and Memories edited by Phil Murphy.
Ireland’s Own has been running writing competitions for over 30 years. The stories in this anthology were selected by a panel of judges from more than 500 entries from all over Ireland, north and south and from Britain and overseas.
Softcover, 214 pages. Slight mark and previous owner's name on title page.
Priced to sell.€4

104. That They May Face the Rising Sun by John McGahern. Pub.Faber & Faber (2002)
Hardback, 1st edition in a good dustwrapper, 298 pages.
The author takes his characters and reveals to us their stories more clearly than the reader knows their own.
The only defect (?) is a full page dedication at the front of the book - see image - which could be cut from the book but it's beyond my pay grade.
Personally I would leave it as it gives a bit of character to the book.€10

105. Brilliant by Roddy Doyle. Pub: Macmillan Children's Books (2014)
When Uncle Ben's Dublin business fails, it's clear to Gloria and Raymond that something is wrong. He just isn't his usual cheerful self. So when the children overhear their granny saying that the Black Dog has settled on Ben's back and he won't be okay until it's gone, they decide they're going to get rid of it. Gathering all their courage the children set out on a midnight quest to hunt down the Black Dog and chase it away...
Hardcover, in mint condition.€5
106. Waterford Whispers News 2020
The eigth annual from Ireland’s leading online satirical site, featuring the funniest stories of the year.
Packed with brilliant satire, sharp wit and insightful social commentary, Ireland’s answer to The Onion is now a worldwide phenomenon,
Large format, softcover, 172 pages, illustrated.
Excellent condition.€4

107. Making the Cut by Jim Lusby. Pub.Gollancz (1995). Detective Inspector Carl McCadden must discover who murdered Billy Power, a local factory machinist living Waterford, who fancied dog racing and women and whose body has been found in a cargo container down at the docks.
As McCadden investigates, the facts about Power's supposedly simple life become murkier and nothing is as it seems to be. The case takes him through the town's run-down housing projects, dog tracks, pubs, and finally to a factory owned by a prominent local businessman......
Hardback in good condition with good dustwrapper.€5


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