×


 x 

Shopping cart

Staff Recommendations

Looking for inspiration for your next read? All of the books in this category have been read and personally recommended by various members of staff at Kennys - all big readers! 

Results 1 - 24 of 29

Staff Recommendations

Hardcover.
Format
Hardback
Publication date
2020
Publisher
Gill Books
Condition
New
SKU
V9780717187973
ISBN
9780717187973
Hardback
Condition: New

€ 19.99
€ 16.44

Hardback. {youtube}kVNP-rhsHY4{/youtube}Signed by the author. Special Edition with exclusive content in the form of a short story not available in the regular edition - 'The Possibility of Snow' The difference between a victim and survivor is the ability to tell your story. Eighteen-year-old Debbie lives on a dairy farm in Kildare with her mother and her uncle Billy who lives in a caravan in the garden. Who knows what happened to Billy's dreams, but now his company is a bottle of whiskey and the stars that hang overhead. Debbie's mum Maeve's grip on reality is increasingly tenuous, and she spends her days recording her dreams, which are more real than her daylight hours. This world is Debbie's normal, but she is about to step into life as a university student in Dublin. There she meets Xanthe and a new gang of friends, finding it increasingly difficult to navigate between the world of home, and her new life, coming to see that sometimes even the maddest of families are our real places of safety.
Format
Hardback
Publication date
2021
Publisher
Manilla
Condition
New
SKU
9781786581105
ISBN
9781786581105
Hardback
Condition: New

€ 19.99
€ 16.72

Paperback. In 1940s Shanghai, beautiful young Jiazhi spends her days playing mahjong and drinking tea with high society ladies. But China is occupied by invading Japanese forces and things are not always what they seem in wartime. Jiazhi's life is a front. Series: Penguin Modern Classics. Num Pages: 176 pages. BIC Classification: FHD. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 196 x 128 x 11. Weight in Grams: 128.
Format
Paperback
Publication date
2007
Publisher
Penguin Books Ltd United Kingdom
Edition
0th Edition
Number of pages
176
Condition
New
SKU
V9780141034386
ISBN
9780141034386
Paperback
Condition: New

€ 13.99
€ 11.32

Paperback.
Format
Paperback
Publication date
2021
Publisher
The New York Review of Books, Inc
Condition
New
SKU
V9781681375298
ISBN
9781681375298
Paperback
Condition: New

€ 18.99
€ 17.14

Hardback.
Format
Hardback
Publication date
2021
Publisher
Canongate Books
Edition
Main
Condition
New
SKU
V9781838852153
ISBN
9781838852153
Hardback
Condition: New

€ 18.99
€ 14.04

Paperback.
Format
Paperback
Publication date
2021
Publisher
Simon & Schuster Ltd
Condition
New
SKU
V9781398515697
ISBN
9781398515697
Paperback
Condition: New

€ 13.99
€ 10.42

Hardcover.
Format
Hardback
Publication date
2022
Publisher
Gill Books
Condition
New
SKU
9780717194643
ISBN
9780717194643
Hardback
Condition: New

€ 17.99
€ 13.60

Hardback.
Format
Hardback
Publication date
2022
Publisher
Transworld Publishers Ltd
Condition
New
SKU
V9781787635333
ISBN
9781787635333
Hardback
Condition: New

€ 18.99
€ 15.40

Paperback.
Format
Paperback
Publication date
2022
Publisher
Transworld Publishers Ltd
Condition
New
SKU
V9781787635340
ISBN
9781787635340
Paperback
Condition: New

€ 17.99
€ 17.97

Paperback.
Format
Paperback
Publication date
2022
Publisher
HarperCollins Publishers
Condition
New
SKU
V9780008391362
ISBN
9780008391362
Paperback
Condition: New

€ 13.99
€ 10.34

Hardback.
Format
Hardback
Publication date
2022
Publisher
Simon & Schuster
Edition
1st Edition
Condition
New
SKU
V9781982185824
ISBN
9781982185824
Hardback
Condition: New

€ 25.99
€ 17.67

Hardcover. Exclusive Kennys edition limited to 1000 copies.Signed and numbered by the author. Includes extra content in the form of a short story "The Herring" (16pp). ****THIS IS A PREORDER TO BE SHIPPED ON OR AROUND THE PUBLICATION DATE IN FEBRUARY 2023**** From the two-time Booker Prize finalist author, a dazzlingly written novel exploring memory, grief, and long-buried secrets. Retired policeman Tom Kettle is enjoying the quiet of his new home, a lean-to annexed to a white Victorian Castle in Dalkey overlooking the sea. For months he has barely seen a soul, but his peace is interrupted when two former colleagues turn up at his door to ask questions about a decades-old case. A traumatic case which Tom never quite came to terms with. His peace is further disturbed by a young mother and family who move in next door, a woman on the run from her own troubles. And what of Tom’s family, his wife June, and their two children? Old God’s Time is a beautiful, haunting novel in which everything is not quite what it seems—a novel about what we live through, what we live with, and what may survive us.
Format
Hardback
Publication date
2023
Publisher
Faber & Faber Limited
Condition
New
SKU
9780571382088
ISBN
9780571382088
Hardback
Condition: New

€ 21.99

Paperback.
Format
Paperback
Publication date
2022
Publisher
John Murray Press
Condition
New
SKU
V9781529386271
ISBN
9781529386271
Paperback
Condition: New

€ 18.99
€ 14.50

Hardback. Kennys Limited Edition. Signed and numbered by the author. Includes extra content in the form of an exclusive interview with the author. Luminous and devastating, a portrait of modern masculinity as shaped by class, by trauma, and by silence, but also by the courage to love and to survive. Sean's brother Anthony is a hard man. When they were kids their ma did her best to keep him out of trouble but you can't say anything to Anto. Sean was supposed to be different. He was supposed to leave and never come back. But Sean does come back. Arriving home after university, he finds Anthony's drinking is worse than ever. Meanwhile the jobs in Belfast have vanished, Sean's degree isn't worth the paper it's written on and no one will give him the time of day. One night he loses control and assaults a stranger at a party, and everything is tipped into chaos. Close to Home witnesses the aftermath of that night, as Sean attempts to make sense of who he has become, and to reckon with the relationships that have shaped him, for better and worse. Drawing from his own experiences, Michael Magee examines the forces which keep young working class men in harm's way, in a debut novel which shines with intelligence and humanity on every page. Close to Home is an extraordinary work of fiction about deciding what kind of a man you want to be and finding your place in the scarred city you call home.
Format
Hardback
Publication date
2023
Publisher
Penguin Books Ltd
Condition
New
SKU
S9780241582978
ISBN
9780241582978
Hardback
Condition: New

€ 17.99
€ 16.99

Hardback. Signed by the author
Format
Hardback
Publication date
1900
Publisher
O´Brien Press Ltd
Condition
New
SKU
9781788493741
ISBN
9781788493741
Hardback
Condition: New

€ 14.99
€ 13.99

Paperback.
Format
Paperback
Publication date
2023
Publisher
Penguin
Condition
New
SKU
9780241992432
ISBN
9780241992432
Paperback
Condition: New

€ 15.99
€ 10.02

Paperback.
Format
Paperback
Publication date
2023
Publisher
Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Condition
New
SKU
9781526661777
ISBN
9781526661777
Paperback
Condition: New

€ 17.99
€ 9.39

Paperback.
Format
Paperback
Publication date
2023
Publisher
Granta Books
Condition
New
SKU
V9781783789573
ISBN
9781783789573
Paperback
Condition: New

€ 16.99
€ 12.58

Paperback. .
Publisher
Polygon (An Imprint of Birlinn Limited)
Format
Paperback
Publication date
2019
Edition
Centenary
Condition
New
SKU
V9781846975073
ISBN
9781846975073
Paperback
Condition: New

€ 12.00

Paperback.
Publisher
Penguin Random House USA
Format
Paperback
Publication date
2020
Condition
New
SKU
V9780525507505
ISBN
9780525507505
Paperback
Condition: New

€ 11.99
€ 10.63

Hardcover.
Publisher
HarperCollins Publishers
Format
Hardback
Publication date
2020
Edition
01st Edition
Condition
New
SKU
9780007480999
ISBN
9780007480999
Hardback
Condition: New

€ 32.99
€ 11.55

Paperback.
Publisher
Pan Macmillan
Format
Paperback
Publication date
2019
Edition
Main Market
Condition
New
SKU
V9781509870059
ISBN
9781509870059
Paperback
Condition: New

€ 10.10

Paperback. Editor(s): Grant, Douglas. Series: Oxford World's Classics. Num Pages: 592 pages. BIC Classification: FC. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 195 x 139 x 28. Weight in Grams: 406.
Publisher
Oxford University Press
Number of pages
592
Format
Paperback
Publication date
2008
Edition
1st Edition
Condition
New
SKU
V9780199540297
ISBN
9780199540297
Paperback
Condition: New

€ 16.99
€ 13.76

Paperback. At the age of twenty-six the author visited the Italian island of Sicily. He and his brother arrived in 1973 expecting sun, sea and good food, but they were totally unprepared for the lifelong effect of this Mediterranean islands. Thirty years later, older and a bit wiser - but no less greedy - he finally returns. Num Pages: 352 pages, Illustrations, map, ports. BIC Classification: 1DSTC; WTL. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 197 x 127 x 24. Weight in Grams: 244.
Publisher
Ebury Press
Number of pages
352
Format
Paperback
Publication date
2009
Edition
38900th
Condition
New
SKU
V9780091910815
ISBN
9780091910815
Paperback
Condition: New

€ 20.99
€ 15.24

Page 1 of 2

Subscribe to our newsletter

News on special offers, signed editions & more!