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Book in some reading time in 2019

Book in some reading time in 2019

With the promise of new titles from some of the biggest names in Irish and international literature, as well as a wide array of exciting debuts, this year is already shaping up to be a good one for book lovers. Anna Carey selects the upcoming highlights

Want to change?  Start small

Want to change? Start small

Waiting for a major, life-changing moment to arrive? Chances are, it may never happen. Rather, say authors Aisling Leonard-Curtain and Dr Trish Leonard-Curtain, tiny changes can add up to a powerful shift in your everyday, and their timely book The Power of Small offers practical routes to achieving that incremental change. Here, they discuss five internal characters you may recognise, and how best to quell the criticism that can come from within

A sparkling selection of reads for Christmas

A sparkling selection of reads for Christmas

Which books should you buy for Christmas? Let well-known names from the worlds of politics, media, culture, the arts and business be your guide

O’Toole gleefully gets stuck into Brexit with both fists

O’Toole gleefully gets stuck into Brexit with both fists

A thoroughly modern moral panic in Victorian    London

A thoroughly modern moral panic in Victorian London

Some signs of promise in an overwrought debut novel

Some signs of promise in an overwrought debut novel

Hollywood memoir bustling with deliciously indiscreet details

Hollywood memoir bustling with deliciously indiscreet details

Coe comes up trumps again as he explores Brexit’s heart of darkness

Coe comes up trumps again as he explores Brexit’s heart of darkness

‘Chameleon’ Clapton has proved difficult to pin down

‘Chameleon’ Clapton has proved difficult to pin down

The Best of intentions, but Parkinson fails to score

The Best of intentions, but Parkinson fails to score

All the world’s a page

All the world’s a page

From memoirs to music, politics to sport, let Andrew Lynch and Nadine O’Regan be your guides to the must-read books of the year

A genius answers your biggest questions, mostly with simplicity

A genius answers your biggest questions, mostly with simplicity

Based around ten questions Stephen Hawking was commonly asked by politicians, journalists and fellow academics, the book mostly uses science as a mere jumping-off point to discuss the future of humanity as well

Wry, wonderful and downright weird

Wry, wonderful and downright weird

Rob Doyle casts his net far and wide in his anthology of experimental Irish literature – no writer is too out there, no writing too difficult to include

Carefully unpicking one of the Troubles’ grimmest episodes

Carefully unpicking one of the Troubles’ grimmest episodes

The New Yorker staff writer Patrick Radden Keefe dives deep into Jean McConville's story and the horrors that befell her orphaned children, many of whom ended up in care, in this vivid account of the Troubles

The former First Lady shares recollections of life in the White House

The former First Lady shares recollections of life in the White House