fiction: Acts Of The Assassins. By Richard Beard. Harvill Secker, €23. Reviewed by Declan Burke
Books, Magazine /
Non-fiction: A Formative Decade: Ireland in the 1920s. Edited by Mel Farrell, Jason Knirck and Ciara Meehan. Irish Academic Press, €25. Reviewed by Dermot Bolger
fiction: What Becomes of Us. By Henrietta McKervey. Hachette Books Ireland, €17.50. Reviewed by Sara Keating
HISTORY: To Explain the World: . The Discovery of Modern Science. By Steven Weinberg. Allen Lane, €25. Reviewed by Brendan Daly
fiction: Meet Me In Manhattan. By Claudia Carroll. Avon/Harper Collins, €16.99. Reviewed by Sara Keating.
NON-FICTION: Smoke Gets in Your Eyes & Other Lessons from the Crematorium. By Caitlin Doughty. Canongate, €16.35. Reviewed by Kevin Power
History: A Nation And Not aRabble: The Irish Revolution 1913-1923. By Diarmaid Ferriter. Profile Books, €37.80. Reviewed by Emmanuel Kehoe.
On June 18, our nearest neighbour will be celebrating its victory at the battle of Waterloo, 200 years ago. It was, as the British commander the Duke of Wellington said, “a damned near-run thing”.