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Centenary in Reflection
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 19,850. Language: English (Irish dialect). Published: September 18, 2016 by The Manuscript Publisher. Categories: Essay » Literature, Fiction » Poetry » Themes & motifs
Centenary in Reflection anthology is a momentous snapshot of global and local history and culture; a space created to review times past, voiced by writers and students locally and internationally. The story of how Ireland, as a nation, re-birthed through the 1916 rebellion. Provocative words on two world wars, emigration, reminiscences about ‘how we once lived’ are contained within these pages.
Brightening Over Dillon's
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 58,980. Language: English (Irish dialect). Published: September 8, 2016 by The Manuscript Publisher. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir, Fiction » Biographical
Memories of days gone by. 1960s semi-rural Ireland and a schoolboy’s view of life growing up there. Growing up in the sixties wasn’t always easy, with overcrowded houses lacking in running water, central heating and so on. School could be quite difficult too, with corporal punishment a major issue. But life was happy and there was little pressure on children to have this, that and the other.
The Splendiferous Tale of Ferdinand Fox
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 6,320. Language: English (Irish dialect). Published: July 7, 2016 by The Manuscript Publisher. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Fairy tales & fables, Fiction » Children’s books » Stories in Verse
Ferdinand is a dashing, playful young fox, born with a mark that seems to set him apart somehow. A message from on high, delivered in the form of a 'bolt from the blue' recalls an admonition previously given to him by his Mammy, to pull up his socks, setting him on his journey. A whimsical adventure and a cautionary ecological tale told in the form of illustrated verse for children 7-12 years
Melodies at Eventide
Price: $4.49 USD. Words: 36,280. Language: English (Irish dialect). Published: July 6, 2016 by The Manuscript Publisher. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs, Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir
A memoir about overcoming disability, told by someone who never allowed the circumstances of his birth to limit his outlook or narrow his horizons. Motivated and guided by a philosophy of mental and physical compensation, he seized every opportunity that was offered to lead an active, fulfilling and independent life, all the while being part of a movement to change society for the better.
The Unity Project
Price: $4.49 USD. Words: 24,950. Language: English (Irish dialect). Published: July 6, 2016 by The Manuscript Publisher. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Spiritual, Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Bahá’í
The Unity Project is the second collection of poetry and verse that has been written and produced by the artist and poet, Brian Corvin. The long anchor poem, which gives the book its title, was inspired by Abdul Baha (1844 - 1921) and it looks at where we have come from, what we need to do to help us fulfil our evolutionary potential, and how the process will affect us.
Donegal Gymnasts
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 64,410. Language: English (Irish dialect). Published: November 21, 2015 by The Manuscript Publisher. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Adventure » General
Donegal Gymnasts is a story that has a bit of everything: comedy, drama, romance, joy and sorrow in this coming of age tale. A work of contemporary Irish fiction that is global in reach and universal in depth. A tale about people who follow their dreams, no matter what obstacles they encounter.
Diary of a Cornish Fisherman: Newquay, 1962–1967
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 95,480. Language: British English. Published: January 5, 2014 by The Manuscript Publisher. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs, Nonfiction » Biography » Adventurers & explorers
Life in a Cornish fishing community in 1960s is the subject of this absorbing memoir, told in a style that is warm, engaging, humorous and packed full of incident. A book that will appeal to anyone who has gone to sea or wishes that they had. Generously illustrated, complete with a glossary of nautical and fishing terms, it doesn’t just introduce us to the life of the seafarer; it invites us in.
Where Did They Get You? a memoir
Price: $3.49 USD. Words: 63,040. Language: English (Irish dialect). Published: July 3, 2013 by The Manuscript Publisher. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir, Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
A memoir that charts the changing face of Irish society, as witnessed by one who was a member of the diaspora. It is both a travel and occupational memoir. The author's career in nursing spanned five decades and took her to over eight countries. It is also the story of personal triumph, overcoming adversity, drawing on the strength of her upbringing and her convictions in doing so.
Is It Me? The Joseph Heffernan Story
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 86,870. Language: English. Published: April 2, 2013 by The Manuscript Publisher. Categories: Nonfiction » True Crime » Murder, Nonfiction » History » European
Is It Me? The Joseph Heffernan Story: Last Man Hanged in Kilmainham Gaol, Dublin. Early 20th Century British Injustice in Ireland. A century old Irish murder mystery is re-opened. Joseph Heffernan paid the ultimate price for the murder of Mary Walker in Mullingar, Ireland in 1909. Mary Walker was the innocent victim of a brutal murder. But was Joseph Heffernan also innocent of the crime?
Roscommon in Reflection: SiarScéal Anthology 2012
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 16,460. Language: English (Irish dialect). Published: January 31, 2013 by The Manuscript Publisher. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Themes & motifs, Essay » Literature
An anthology of poetry, prose, short stories, photographs that treats us to a picture of Roscommon which resonates with the landscape and varied stories of the place but also slips free of boundaries and borders to speak directly to the human heart. A must read for anybody with connections to Roscommon or even a familiarity with the great warmth of its culture, heritage, landscape, scenery.
Charting Your Life's Roadmap in an Uncertain World: Choose Happiness Daily
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 16,150. Language: English (Irish dialect). Published: January 13, 2013 by The Manuscript Publisher. Categories: Nonfiction » Self-improvement » Personal Growth / Success, Nonfiction » Inspiration » Personal inspiration
Nuala Duignan brings together her considerable experience in the field of Life Coaching to provide simple steps any one of us can take, to make our lives richer, more rewarding, more personally fulfilling. She talks about the benefits that Life Coaching offers to all of us: opening our eyes to new perspectives; giving us an outcome focus that will help us to conquer our challenges Today!
I Want to Really Learn about Horses
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 14,980. Language: English (Irish dialect). Published: October 28, 2012 by The Manuscript Publisher. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Equestrian, Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Equestrian
A must-have book for any horse enthusiast, TJ Gillespie (aka Tom na gCapaillín) shares his unique experience of working with horses in this easy-to-follow volume, with illustrations and diagrams throughout. The subjects covered are written about in an engaging style with plenty of anecdotes, storytelling and history along the way. A commitment to good horsemanship is what this book wants to share.
The Tobacco Fields of Meath
Price: $5.49 USD. Words: 32,590. Language: English (Irish dialect). Published: October 21, 2012 by The Manuscript Publisher. Categories: Nonfiction » History » European, Nonfiction » History » Social history
The true story of Irish families at the turn of the twentieth century, striving to make a go of a new crop in order to improve the lives of ordinary people and control the massive problem of unemployment and its consequence - emigration. The story of over 30 years of tobacco growing in Ireland is told here through the private papers of one who was at the heart of the Randlestown experiment.
A Woeful Tale
Price: $5.49 USD. Words: 8,900. Language: English (Irish dialect). Published: October 20, 2012 by The Manuscript Publisher. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Contemporary Poetry, Fiction » Poetry » Themes & motifs
Derrick Cranpole discovered poetry during his time at sea, which took him from the Arctic to the Southern Ocean and from the Americas to the Red Sea. Remembering bits of verse helped pass the long watches of the night. Now he brings together a collection of his own poems and illustrations recording his observations of life in a fishing community on the south coast of Ireland.
Charles, the Maiden and the Ogre
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,640. Language: English (Irish dialect). Published: August 21, 2012 by The Manuscript Publisher. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Fantasy, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
Charles loved books. He loved girls & music & books in that order. He finds happiness for a while working in a bookshop but it doesn't last. He confides to his friend, the writer and philosopher that, "it would be rather nice to live inside a book." Charles' friend promises to do what she can to help him. So begins his odyssey. A book for everyone who believes in Fairy Tales and Happy Endings.
John Toland: Ireland's Forgotten Philosopher, Scholar ... and Heretic
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 9,660. Language: English. Published: July 30, 2012 by The Manuscript Publisher. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Philosopher biography, Essay » Literature
An examination of the life and work of John Toland, scholar and philosopher of international renown. A prolific writer on important political and religious issues of his day, he was the first person to be called a freethinker (by Bishop Berkeley). He is chiefly remembered today for his book Christianity Not Mysterious, which was condemned by British and Irish parliaments and publicly burned.

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The Manuscript Publisher's favorite authors on Smashwords

Brian Corvin
Latest book: The Unity Project. Published July 6, 2016.
Bridget P. McDonnell
Latest book: Where Did They Get You? a memoir. Published July 3, 2013.
Jack Kiernan
Latest book: Is It Me? The Joseph Heffernan Story. Published April 2, 2013.
Liam Nevin
Latest book: Brightening Over Dillon's. Published September 8, 2016.
Rose Morris
Latest book: The Splendiferous Tale of Ferdinand Fox. Published July 7, 2016.
Seamus McCrudden
Latest book: Donegal Gymnasts. Published November 21, 2015.