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Handel’s hidden history

Handel’s hidden history

The private life of the master of Baroque, Georg Fredrich Handel, remains a mystery – one Eibhear Walshe explores in his latest novel

Novel looks at the trans experience from too great a distance

Novel looks at the trans experience from too great a distance

Gor all the insensitivity on its cover, My Brother’s Name is Jessica comes from the right place. It’s a sincere and very readable attempt to educate young people about the trans experience and to foster acceptance

Porter reaches into the shadows with successful second novel

Porter reaches into the shadows with successful second novel

Lanny is a strange and beguiling book that’s short enough to be read in a single sitting, yet sneaks into the reader’s sub-consciousness so you will find yourself thinking about it days and weeks after you’ve closed the cover

A comprehensive look at  the decade that transformed the lives of women

A comprehensive look at the decade that transformed the lives of women

Throughout the book, Virginia Nicholson subtly shows the seeds being sown from which would grow the Women’s Liberation Movement that exploded at the end of the decade

Nervous student: The science of the brain

Nervous student: The science of the brain

Neurologist Niall Tubridy reveals a questioning mind and gets under his patients’ skin while he reflects on his own methods and motivations in his fascinating memoir

Status Quo’s frontman follows the well-worn trail to rock ’n’ roll stardom

Status Quo’s frontman follows the well-worn trail to rock ’n’ roll stardom

Stibbe’s heroine is back to star in a genuinely funny and touching tale

Stibbe’s heroine is back to star in a genuinely funny and touching tale

Dwyer Hickey’s well-drawn portraits bring life to a summer in Cape Cod

Dwyer Hickey’s well-drawn portraits bring life to a summer in Cape Cod

On the right path

On the right path

‘It’s really hard to explain why doing something slower has a value,’ says walking adventurer Erling Kagge, whose book Walking: One Step at a Time is a meditation on how we can express and become ourselves through this most humble of physical pastimes. Sarah Taaffe-Maguire falls in step

Diary of a made-up band hits all the high notes

Diary of a made-up band hits all the high notes

An original, compelling essayist with the Vision thing

An original, compelling essayist with the Vision thing

Enjoyable profile of military history’s most famous recruiter

Enjoyable profile of military history’s most famous recruiter

Debut short story collection is alive with wit and flair

Debut short story collection is alive with wit and flair

Irish author Nicole Flattery’s debut collection of short stories are united in their understanding of the performance of womanhood and what is required to keep the mask from slipping

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 vital collection of essays soaked in pain and experience

A vital collection of essays soaked in pain and experience

In tandem with Sinéad Gleeson’s personal story, the author tells a wider historical tale of Irish women from the 1960s right up to 2018’s repeal of the Eighth Amendment