Dermot Bolger

Dermot Bolger

‘Lost poets’ make good their early promise

‘Lost poets’ make good their early promise

Collected Poems 1986-2006, by Greg Delanty, Carcanet Oxford Poets, €21.85.

Thinking classes exiled on Lenin’s secret ships

Thinking classes exiled on Lenin’s secret ships

The Philosophy Steamer, by Lesley Chamberlain, Atlantic Books, €36.50.

‘Lost poets’ make good their early promise

‘Lost poets’ make good their early promise

{ "b" : "Collected Poems 1986-2006," , "cite" : "by Greg Delanty, Carcanet Oxford Poets, €21.85."}

Thinking classes exiled on Lenin’s secret ships

Thinking classes exiled on Lenin’s secret ships

{ "b" : "The Philosophy Steamer," , "cite" : "by Lesley Chamberlain, Atlantic Books, €36.50."}

Bygone days of bliss in Courtown

Bygone days of bliss in Courtown

It would be untrue to say that foreign travel had not yet been invented back in the 1960s because there were, of course, pilgrimages.

Hopkins' land of shadows

Hopkins' land of shadows

{ "b" : "Anthony Hopkins: A Three-act Life," , "cite" : "by Michael Feeney Callan, Robson Books, €27.70."}

Hopkins' land of shadows

Hopkins' land of shadows

Anthony Hopkins: A Three-act Life, by Michael Feeney Callan, Robson Books, €27.70.

An aesthete in the trenches

An aesthete in the trenches

Siegfried Sassoon: A Biography, by Max Egremont, Picador, £36.50.

An aesthete in the trenches

An aesthete in the trenches

{ "b" : "Siegfried Sassoon: A Biography," , "cite" : "by Max Egremont, Picador, £36.50."}

Vivid and readable biography of the ultimate playwright

Vivid and readable biography of the ultimate playwright

Shakespeare: The Biography, by Peter Ackroyd, Chatto & Windus, €32.

Standing up to the tyrannical Sisters of Mercy

Standing up to the tyrannical Sisters of Mercy

{ "b" : "Childhood Interrupted Growing up under the cruel regime of the Sisters of Mercy," , "i" : "by Kathleen O'Malley Virgo, €16.05"}

Irish family saga that straddles the Atlantic

Irish family saga that straddles the Atlantic

Booking Passage: We Irish And Americans, by Thomas Lynch, Jonathan Cape, €17.

The reality of adoption reunions

The reality of adoption reunions

{ "b" : "Motherhood Silenced: The Experience Of Natural Mothers On Adoption Reunion," , "cite" : "by Ruth JA Kelly, Liffey Press NPG, €18.95."}

The reality of adoption reunions

The reality of adoption reunions

Motherhood Silenced: The Experience Of Natural Mothers On Adoption Reunion, by Ruth JA Kelly, Liffey Press NPG, €18.95.

Impressive introduction to modern Irish culture

Impressive introduction to modern Irish culture

The Cambridge Companion To Modern Irish Culture, edited by Joe Cleary and Claire Connolly, Cambridge University Press, NPG, €24.80.