Bibliofemme Bookclub An Irish Bookclub

January 10, 2012

Charlottes Way by Catherine Daly

Filed under: Book Reviews,Chick-Lit,Irish — The Techie @ 12:55 pm
Title: Charlotte's Way Author: Catherine Daly Genre: Orphans Release Date: 2005-02-01 Pages: 422

Charlotte’s Way tells the story of two sisters, Charlotte and Emily, who were adopted as children and couldn’t be more different.

As orphans both girls have spent their lives searching for security. Charlotte marries young and has three children. Secure in her relationship with husband Donal she really believes that together they can do

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Jenny Bristow: A Taste of Sunshine

Filed under: Book Reviews,Irish,Cookery — The Historian @ 12:55 pm
Title: A Taste of Sunshine Author: Jenny Bristow Genre: Cooking Publisher: Blackstaff Press Release Date: 2006-02-01 Pages: 128

Northern Irish cookery writer, radio and UTV television presenter Jenny Bristow has chosen to concentrate on Mediterranean food in her latest book, A Taste of Sunshine. With an emphasis on variety, simple ingredients and cooking meals from fresh raw unprocessed ingredients, Jenny comes firmly down on the side of healthy cooking. She doesn’t

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Last Chance to Eat: The Fate of Taste in a Fast Food World by Gina Mallet

Filed under: Book Reviews,Irish,Cookery — The Historian @ 12:55 pm
Title: Last Chance to Eat Author: Gina Mallet Genre: Cooking Publisher: W. W. Norton Release Date: 2004-08-01 Pages: 386

Although cursed with an uninviting cover, Last Chance to Eat, with its investigations into the history and eating of a variety of foodstuffs, is a fascinating read for anyone with even the barest interest in food. For foodies, it should be essential.

Toronto-based Gina Mallet uses her particular memories – a post-WWII childhood in egg-less Britain

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Monday’s Warriors by Maurice Shadbolt

Filed under: Book Reviews,Historical Fiction,Irish — The Historian @ 12:55 pm
Title: Monday's Warriors Author: Maurice Shadbolt Genre: Fiction Publisher: David R. Godine Publisher Release Date: 1990 Pages: 308

Taking a Yankee, putting him into the British army and throwing him into the middle of the Maori Land Wars of the 1860s could almost be seen as over-egging the pudding yet Kimball Bent of the State of Maine in the USA, Maurice Shadbolt’s anti-hero in Monday’s Warriors, is based on a real man. Sometimes life is, indeed, stranger than fiction

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A Paradiso Year: Autumn and Winter Cooking by Denis Cotter

Filed under: Book Reviews,Irish,Cookery — The Historian @ 12:55 pm
Title: A Paradiso Year Author: Denis Cotter Genre: Cooking Publisher: Attic Press Release Date: 2006-02-01 Pages: 148

To my sorrow I must admit that I have only once eaten in Denis Cotter’s award-winning CafĂ© Paradiso restaurant in Cork. But that one time, nearly ten years ago now, was mostly memorable for my first taste of polenta. My sociologist student friend felt it was deeply ironic that I should be writing my thesis on the Irish Famine at the time and

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Rachel’s Favourite Food for Friends by Rachel Allen

Filed under: Book Reviews,Irish,Cookery — The Historian @ 12:55 pm
Title: Rachel's Favourite Food for Friends Author: Rachel Allen Genre: Cooking Publisher: Gill & Macmillan Release Date: 2005 Pages: 224

First there was Myrtle Allen who was responsible for singlehandedly raising the profile and quality of Irish food through her work abroad and in her country house hotel at Ballymaloe. Daughter-in-law Darina backed her up, beginning the Ballymaloe Cookery School and, with her Simply Delicious television series and books, started pushing the message

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At Home, At Play by Penny Oliver

Filed under: Book Reviews,Irish,Cookery — The Historian @ 12:55 pm
Title: At Home At Play Author: Penny Oliver Genre: Cookery

Penny Oliver, the New Zealand author of Beach, Bach, Boat, Barbeque, has returned to outdoor pursuits for her latest book At Home, At Play. With fabulous photographs of rivers, cooking over outdoor fires, mountains, camping with frost on tents, kayaking and heavy snowfalls, she intersperses her recipes – divided into chapters called Eat Up

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The Dancer by Christine Dwyer Hickey

Filed under: Book Reviews,General Fiction,Irish — The Historian @ 12:55 pm
Title: The Dancer Author: Christine Dwyer Hickey Genre: Dublin Publisher: New Island Books Release Date: 2005-04-01 Pages: 351

Many readers first discovered Christine Dwyer Hickey through her acclaimed novel Tatty. This story of dysfunctional family life, longlisted for the 2005 Orange Prize, was not Dwyer Hickey’s first publication. Tatty had been preceded by her Dublin Trilogy – The Dancer, The Gambler and The Gatemaker – and these books are now being

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The Alphabet Sisters by Monica McInerney

Filed under: Book Reviews,Chick-Lit,Irish — The Techie @ 12:55 pm
Title: The Alphabet Sisters Author: Monica McInerney Genre: Families Publisher: Pan Macmillan Release Date: 2008 Pages: 400

Anna, Bett and Carrie Quinlan were childhood singing stars – the Alphabet Sisters. As adults they haven’t spoken for years. Not since Bett’s fiancĂ© left her for another sister…

Now Lola, their larger-than-life grandmother, summons them home for a birthday extravaganza and a surprise announcement.

The main concept of The Alphabet

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Georgina Campbell’s Ireland: The Best of The Best

Filed under: Book Reviews,General Fiction,Irish — The Historian @ 12:55 pm
Title: Georgina Campbell's Ireland Author: Georgina Campbell Genre: Travel Publisher: Georgina Campbell Guides Release Date: 2005-11-01 Pages: 255

While the internet has undoubtedly simplified the matter of finding holiday accommodation, it’s never at hand (unless, of course, you’ve got your portable internet device nearby) when you’re on the road, looking for a decent bite to eat and somewhere to stay at short notice. It’s situations like these that make you thankful

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