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Death of the book?

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   Possibly – Kindle is now outselling books online….but I for one prefer the thought of real books to electronic screens
    Apparently now, Amazon are selling more Kindles than they are books. The much talked about death of the book continues apace, but will it really come to that? And I for one, am not so sure about the virtues of reading off a computer of sorts. I have an iphone, an ipod, I can listen to my music electronically, read my news electronically, but the thought of reading a book in that way turns me off.

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Fishtastic!

Martins Fish Fishy Cookbook Cook Book Shanahan
Tomorrow is National Fish and Chip day! Beginning last year, the now annual event  is the perfect excuse to indulge and ease those mid-week blues. And with selected chippers all around the country offering half price meals, it will be hard to resist. For those of us aiming for a cleaner conscience, however, why not stay at home, avoid the grease, and make your own with the help of Martin Shanahan's Martin's Fishy Fishy Cookbook: Recipes from Fishy Fishy

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Dermot Healy - Long Time No See

Long time no see

Dermot Healy's new book - Long Time No See has just been published by Faber & Faber. It created a storm on its release, with Eileen Battersby of the Irish Times writing a review which in turn led to several letters to the editor in the days and weeks afterwards. The fuss over it has led to detract from the content of the book itself,

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Utopia Through the Ages

The Faber Book of Utopias

The Faber Book of Utopias

The term 'Utopia', first coined by Thomas More in his 1516 publication of the same name, has long inspired the literary imaginations of many. This delightful anthology compiled by Faber and Faber encompasses all manners and forms of the notion and charts the course of a host of imaginary societies, from Plato's Republic to more contemporary sci-fi visions. We hear from Homer, Marx, Swift, Rouseeau, Orwell, Wilde, and

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