The Islandman

Translated from the Irish (An tOileánach) by Robin Flower Tomás Ó Criomhthain, or, if you’d prefer an anglicised version, Thomas O& [...]

Old Burnside

A memoir of a Southern Girlhood

Fun home : a family tragicomic

Like many father, mine co [...]

A primate’s memoir

I first came across a mention of Robert M. Saplosky on


This is one I picked up because I'd seen positive mentions on a few blogs, I think


Mary Eleanor Bowes was born in 1749. Her father was extremely wealthy and, unusually for the time, had her well educated. A most eligible yo [...]

The Courtesan’s Revenge

Harriette Wilson, the woman who blackmailed the king ISBN: 0571205240 See also: LibraryThing ; Other reviews Harriette Wilson’s Memoir [...]

Rules of Engagement

25 May 2003 The tip-off came [...]

Zero Point One Six: living in extra time

ISBN: 184018485X See also: Wikipedia on Mick Doyle ; Irish Examiner’s Obit I still do not know the exact point at which I first became [...]
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