Purgatory: A Jack Taylor Noir Thriller
by Ken Bruen
Someone is scraping the scum off the streets of Galway, and they want Jack Taylor to get involved. A drug pusher, a rapist, a loan shark, all targeted in what look like vigilante attacks. And the killer is writing to Jack, signing their name: C-33.
Jack has had enough. He doesnít need the money, and doesnít want to get involved. But when his friend Stewart gets drawn in, it seems he isnít been given a choice. In the meantime, Jack is being courted by Reardon, a charismatic billionaire intent on buying up much of Galway, and begins a tentative relationship with Reardonís PR director, Kelly.
Caught between heaven and hell, thereís only one path for Jack Taylor to take: Purgatory.
Putting A Ring On It: What Not To Do When Attempting To Get Married
by Jarlath Regan
Are you baffled by endless wedding chat? Bored of bridal magazines that create more problems than they solve?
This is the book for you...
With hilarious and often bizarre advice on everything from bridezillas to monsters-in-law, from money-grabbing wedding planners to drunken uncles; Putting a Ring On It will make even the most nuptially ignorant man feel like a genius and the most organized bride glad she didn't leave the important decisions up to him.
Written and illustrated by award winning comedian Jarlath Regan, whether you're on the verge of going down the aisle, considering joining the monastery, or a fan of humour that's a little bit left of centre, you'll be glad this book is part of your life.
by Marita Conlon-McKenna
As WWI wages across Europe, the three bright, beautiful and unconventional Gifford sisters find themselves caught up in Ireland's fight for freedom. Grace and Muriel both fall in love with leaders of the 1916 Rising- epic love stories that end poignantly, while Nellie actually takes up arms and fights with The Citizen Army in The Rebellion.
On Easter Monday, the biggest uprising in Ireland for two centuries began. Over the next six days, the Gifford sisters and their stoic mother became a family torn apart in a fight that was destined for tragedy.
Ronan O'Gara: My Autobiography
by Ronan O'Gara
Ronan O'Gara is one of the greatest sportsmen Ireland has ever produced. A brilliant kicker both from the hand and at penalty goals, a sublime orchestrator of play from the out-half position he has made his own, and a cool head in the pressure-cooker of club and international rugby, the list of the Cork man's achievements goes on and on. The leading points scorer in Irish rugby history, the Six Nations and the Heineken Cup. The architect of two amazing Munster triumphs in Europe. The man whose last minute drop-goal sensationally won the Grand Slam in 2009, Ireland's first for 61 years.
In his candid, illuminating autobiography, O'Gara tells the story of those many on-field successes and, with brutal honesty, the darker days as well, most notably at the 2007 World Cup. He tells the inside story of Ireland's disappointments in France, and responds to the allegations about his personal life that made front-page news that autumn. Ronan O'Gara: My Autobiography is the unforgettable story of a rugby player at the top of his game, of a life lived to the full, and of a passionate and proud representative of the people of Cork and Ireland.
Ronan O'Gara: Unguarded
by Ronan O'Gara
Ronan O'Gara has been at the heart of Munster and Irish rugby for the past fifteen years. Now, as he comes to the end of a glittering playing career, it is time for him to reflect on those many successes and occasional failures with the straight-talking attitude that has become his trademark. Never one to shy away from the truth, the result is Ronan O'Gara: Unguarded.
Packed full of anecdotes and analysis of the teammates O'Gara has been proud to share the shirt with, and of the coaches he has played under - often in controversial circumstances - this is the definitive record of an era when Munster rose to triumph in Europe, and Ireland to win the Grand Slam, before crashing down to earth again. It is simply the must-have rugby book of the year.