Friday January 24, 2020

Books of the year part two: Heroines, revelations and explorations

Nadine O’Regan and Tanya Sweeney pick their favourite reads of 2019 in the categories of arts, culture and fiction

15th December, 2019
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Samantha Power, former United States Ambassador to the United Nations. Picture: Fergal Phillips.

Elsewhere: One Woman, One Rucksack, One Lifetime of Travel

By Rosita Boland

Elsewhere is an unusual confection: a collection of travel essays which allows the reader to experience lands as far-flung as Iceland, Pakistan and Japan, but which roots itself in a fascinating exploration of the self. Rosita Boland, an award-winning journalist with the Irish Times, has been working on this book for a long time, and it shows: she drip-feeds unusual terms...

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