Brendan Daly

Brendan Daly

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Book review: The Great Successor: The Secret Rise and Rule of Kim Jong Un

Book review: The Great Successor: The Secret Rise and Rule of Kim Jong Un

A clear-eyed portrait of a cold-blooded tyrant

To the Moon and back: an in-depth account  of the race to space

To the Moon and back: an in-depth account of the race to space

HISTORY: Apollo 11: The Inside Story, By David Whitehouse, Icon Books, €16.45 Richard Nixon cal...

Maitlis has missed an opportunity with a glib and generalised memoir

Maitlis has missed an opportunity with a glib and generalised memoir

Broadcasting: Airhead: The Imperfect Art of Making News, By Emily Maitlis, Michael Joseph, €24 ...

Turkish prison journal finds hope in the freedom of the mind

Turkish prison journal finds hope in the freedom of the mind

I Will Never See the World Again is both a haunting account of journalist and author Ahmet Altan’s trial and imprisonment and an invigorating testament to the consolations of the mind

A singular take on how to be happy alone

A singular take on how to be happy alone

Mixing memoir and psychology with a dash of self-help, Catherine Gray's new book positions itself as a manifesto for recalibrating how we think about singlehood

Confessional Sedaris mixes bittersweet anecdotes with bereft heartbreak

Confessional Sedaris mixes bittersweet anecdotes with bereft heartbreak

Non-Fiction: Calypso, By David Sedaris, Little, Brown, €16.10 As soon as David Sedaris bought a...

James Rhodes: Piano prodigy hits the low notes in a chaotic journey

James Rhodes: Piano prodigy hits the low notes in a chaotic journey

Fire On All Sides is Rhodes's diary of his five-month European concert tour in 2016

Some timely advice on slowing down and switching off

Some timely advice on slowing down and switching off

Catherine Blyth’s On Time is a pithy attempt to understand time, why it always feels like it’s speeding up, and how we might try to reclaim it

A quiet triumph: opening the unwanted gift of shyness

A quiet triumph: opening the unwanted gift of shyness

Shrewdly observed, invariably compassionate and unexpectedly poignant

The man-made problem of male stereotping

The man-made problem of male stereotping

The differences between men and women are hardwired into the brain

Balloon  therapy

Balloon therapy

Brendan Daly goes up, up and away during a trip to the picturesque wilds of Catalonia

An entertaining look at life on the DeLorean factory  floor

An entertaining look at life on the DeLorean factory floor

Breathlessly paced, ricocheting across the Atlantic, written in a clean, unfussy style.

A forgotten year that shook the world

A forgotten year that shook the world

History/Politics; 1956: The Year in Revolt ; By Simon Hall; Faber & Faber, €27

Theatre: Intimate portrait of life as a gay man in Ireland

Theatre: Intimate portrait of life as a gay man in Ireland

Language Unbecoming a Lady reveals how ‘Robert in accounts’ became The Divine Diana

Theatre: Galway company should step away from the script

Theatre: Galway company should step away from the script

This shallow, sophomoric text confuses titillation with a genuine examination of the subject