Adult Fiction, Book reviews and recommendations

The Glorious Guinness Girls

Author: Emily Hourican Genre: Adult Fiction Review by: Emma, Leixlip Library ★★★ Synopsis: Three sisters, one shared destiny. From London to Ireland during the 1920s, here is a glorious, gripping, and richly textured story that takes us to the heart of the remarkable real-life story of the Guinness Girls -- for fans of Downton Abbey and Julian Fellowes'… Continue reading The Glorious Guinness Girls

Adult Non-fiction, Book reviews and recommendations

Irish Country Life

Author: Olive Sharkey                                  Genre: Non-fiction                                        Reviewed by Elaine Patterson, Newbridge Branch/Headquarters                Age Range: Adult This short book focuses on an overview of country life during the 1800s to 1930s, and on the everyday crafts used during that time period. The book contains many detailed illustrations and photographs of common tools and vessels used during… Continue reading Irish Country Life

Adult Fiction, Adult Non-fiction, Book reviews and recommendations

Meeting the Other Crowd

Author : Eddie Lenihan Review by: Brian Connellan, Athy Library In modern Ireland, it is sometimes easy to forget the old traditions, the old wisdom and the old knowledge that is part of the heritage of our country. So it is nice to be reminded every now and then of aspects of our cultural inheritance.… Continue reading Meeting the Other Crowd