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Children’s Non Fiction: The Vicious Vikings

Title: Horrible Histories – The Vicious Vikings Author: Terry Deary Genre: Children’s Non-Fiction Reviewed by: Aoife, Newbridge library The Vikings were fearsome seafaring warriors with big boats, big shields and enormous ginger beards. This much you probably know. But do you know… * Why the vicious Vikings had names like Fat-thighs, Oaf and Stinking? * How to build… Continue reading Children’s Non Fiction: The Vicious Vikings

A Guarded Life

Author: Majella Moynihan with Aoife Kelleher Genre: Adult Non-Fiction Review by: Mairead Monasterevin Library Synopsis: In 1984, Majella Moynihan was a fresh-faced young garda recruit when she gave birth to a baby boy. Charged with breaching An Garda Síochána’s disciplinary rules – for having premarital sex with another guard, becoming pregnant, and having a child… Continue reading A Guarded Life