What is the secret of the three ancient Egyptian rings? And what is their connection with the Knights Templar? Fanatics have killed for their possession—intent on keeping hidden the dangerous knowledge contained in their inscriptions.
In this absorbing thriller, the mystery unfolds in twists and turns while John and Claire struggle for their lives. The truth ultimately emerges--but at what cost?
Ben is a normal, bright, ambitious student. The only difference between his life and yours is that he has a rare blood disease – Fanconi anaemia – which gives sufferers a life expectancy of 22 years. Two in a Million describes what it’s like to live with a life-threatening illness, to undergo a life-saving procedure, to recover slowly and try to live normally as a student in Dublin.
The young are the heroes of these two boisterous novels by the renowned poet Brendan Kennelly.
The Crooked Cross tells the dramatic story of a village in the south west of Ireland as it endures a prolonged drought, while The Florentines follows a young man who has left Ireland to go to an English university. Sharply unsentimental, these novels are told in attractive, spare and supple prose.
Funny, sad and harsh, with the bitter ring of truth, this extraordinary memoir of Dublin in the 1940s and 1950s recreates a forgotten community. Angeline Kearns Blain looks back with love and grief at the hardships of her youth, celebrating the warmth and kindness of the neighbours and family who helped each other to survive, stealing sunlight where they could.