FICTION: M Is For Mammy; By Eleanor O’Reilly; Two Roads, €14.95 Eleanor O’Reilly’s debut ...
The familiar story of modern Anglo-Irish relations is set against a rich backdrop of social perspectives, with quotes from authors, campaigners and victims of the Troubles making sure the human dimension is never lost
The more philosophically minded might question the worthiness of achieving joy as an end in itself, but Fetell Lee makes a convincing case for the proposition, contending that small adjustments to our surroundings can be socially useful as well as self-enriching
Like many other female writers of her generation, Abbi Jacobson is well capable of recognising the narcissistic feel to her contemplations. She is viciously self-aware, almost to the point of cruelty
Paris Echo is Sebastian Faulks’s third France-set novel, but he avoids an entirely romantic gaze of Parisian life, thanks in large part to this Moroccan narrator
Politics: The Monarchy of Fear: A Philosopher Looks at Our Political Crisis, By Martha C Nussbaum...
Genre might allow the plot’s total implausibility to be forgiven, but there are a good many other elements of the story that fail to inspire
A deeply compelling collection
Rather than dole out inspirational quotes or advice on breathing exercises, Richard Wilkinson and Kate Pickett instead explain the impact of inequality on an individual level: on the way we feel, think and act
The veteran Democrat draws on her personal history along with insights from her own career in a new book, Fascism: A Warning, which considers the prospect of a global turn to ultra-nationalist authoritarianism