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A Kick Against The Pricks: The Autobiography
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23/5/2013
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A Kick Against The Pricks: The Autobiography

by David Norris

David Norris is one of Irelandís most popular, colourful and charismatic public figures. Not a man to shy away from controversy, he has spent most of his adult life challenging the establishment, whether as a leading campaigner for gay rights, a passionate conservationist, an unconventional academic and Joycean scholar, a brilliant raconteur, or, since 1987, a fiercely independent Senator and outspoken defender of human rights.

Born in the Belgian Congo to an English father, who died when he was six years old, and an Irish mother, who died when he was twenty-one, David has been a Dubliner all his life, and the city of Ulysses remains one of his great passions. He spear-headed the revival of Georgian Dublin, particularly through his campaign to save North Great Georgeís Street, where he has lived for the last thirty-five years.

But it is David Norrisís campaign to decriminalize homosexuality that will stand as his major legacy. Over a long sixteen years, he fought a difficult battle to overturn the Victorian law, finally winning a historic victory in the European Court of Human Rights in 1988.

Davidís decision to run for President of Ireland in 2011 was not lightly taken, but it proved to be the most bruising period of his life. His popularity and the public affection in which he is held saw him quickly established as the front-runner. However, a sustained and hostile media campaign forced him out of the race; although he re-entered it in the autumn, the momentum had been lost. In these pages, David Norris reveals for the first time the full, no-holds-barred story of his presidential campaign, and of how he recovered from the turmoil.

A Kick Against the Pricks is a brilliant, deeply revealing autobiography, a remarkable journey from the margins to the centre of Irish society.

A Moment Like This
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10/5/2012
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A Moment Like This

by Anita Notaro

Be careful what you wish for...

Antonia has always put everyone else before herself. Shy and quiet, her life in a small village in Wicklow has been devoted to her invalid mother and singing in the local church choir. Somehow, it's easier that way.

But when she is left alone her friends encourage her to audition for a television talent show. Blessed with a glorious singing voice, she is suddenly thrust into the limelight and enters the world of celebrity and glamour. She's the Girl from Nowhere, but can she cope with this startling new life? Antonia discovers that this business is tougher than she ever thought possible, but also that she's stronger than she thought she was. And she finds that help can come from the most unexpected places...

From the number one bestselling author of Take A Look At Me Now, winner of the Galaxy Irish Popular Fiction Book of the Year.

A Moment Like This
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28/2/2013
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A Moment Like This

by Anita Notaro

Be careful what you wish for...

Antonia has always put everyone else before herself. Shy and quiet, her life in a small village in Wicklow has been devoted to her invalid mother and singing in the local church choir. Somehow, it's easier that way.

But when she is left alone her friends encourage her to audition for a television talent show. Blessed with a glorious singing voice, she is suddenly thrust into the limelight and enters the world of celebrity and glamour. She's the Girl from Nowhere, but can she cope with this startling new life? Antonia discovers that this business is tougher than she ever thought possible, but also that she's stronger than she thought she was. And she finds that help can come from the most unexpected places...

A Taste for Love
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21/4/2011
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A Taste for Love

by Marita Conlon-McKenna

Alice loves to cook. She believes the secret of good food is to cook with passion.

Her love affair with cookery began in her parent's seaside hotel, followed by her training in Paris and her years working in one of Dublin's finest restaurants. But when she marries Liam she is happy to hang up her chef's hat and cook for her family and friends instead.

But now she's cooking for one!

Her marriage to Liam over, Alice finds herself struggling not only emotionally but also financially. It is high time she learns to stand on her own two feet and begin again...urged on by her friends Alice decides to open a cookery school in her Monkstown home

The School for Cooks opens its doors and Alice begins to teach a group of total strangers to create food that is tasty and delicious... And in the comfort of the kitchen these strangers find that there is much to learn, not just about baking and sautéing but about recipes for life.

A Taste for Love
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2/2/2012
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A Taste for Love

by Marita Conlon-McKenna

Alice loves to cook. She believes the secret of good food is to cook with passion.

Her love affair with cookery has taken her from her parents' seaside hotel, to Paris and then one of Dublin's finest restaurants. Then she marries Liam, and is happy to hang up her chef's hat and cook for her family and friends instead.

But now she's cooking for one!

Her marriage to Liam over, it's high time she learns to stand on her own two feet and begin again...

Alice opens The Martello School of Cookery and a group of total strangers learn from her to create food that is tasty and delicious. And in the comfort of her kitchen they discover, not only how to cook - but recipes for life...

By the number one bestselling author of The Mother of the Bride

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