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The Thrill of it All by Joseph O’Connor (Harvill Secker)

“My name is Robbie Goulding. I was once a musician. For five years in the 1980s I played guitar with The Ships.” I gave my first copy to my daughter in New York who is into her music. The second … Continue reading

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Ghost Light by Joseph O’Connor (Secker)

“In the top floor room of the dilapidated townhouse across the Terrace, a light has been on all night.” O’CONNOR becomes the first writer in this blog to have two books listed in the 101 lists. No apologies there. As … Continue reading

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Star of the Sea by Joseph O’Connor (Secker)

IT is a while since I read Joseph O’Connor’s masterly narration of the Irish migration post famine distilled into the tale of a single boat’s crossing. It was as I recall the first book to be introduced on Richard and … Continue reading

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