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    Shooting in Scotland with Keith Calder

    The leaves are turning. The sun is losing its warmth. And the mozzies have gone to bed. I love this time of year. I’m a

    2020 Grateful 52

    2020 Grateful 17: Gerald Hammond

    My dead-people’s dinner table has had an extra seat added to it, somewhat surprisingly as I’ve only just found out that Gerald Hammond is no

    2020 Grateful 52

    2020 Grateful 20: Caimh McDonnell and Bunny McGarry

    I’ve often wondered if authors get lost in the shadows of their protagonists? A case in point – I know sod all about Caimh McDonnell,

    2020 Grateful 52

    2020 Grateful 30: Found in Translation

    Ever since the local librarian Mrs Byrne turned a blind eye to me signing up my parents as members of the village library and then

    Book reviews

    Twenty-first-century nightmare

    When I stop to think about how connected the world is, how dependent we are on things that need charging, I can feel my blood

    Book reviews

    Make room Jack Reacher

    I’ll admit to being a tad obsessive. Once I find something I like, I can’t get enough of it. And then when I exhaust it,

    Walking in Circles
    2019 Grateful 52

    2019 Grateful 50

    About a year ago, on a flight from Munich to Malta, I did the unthinkable. I tore out a couple of pages from the inflight

    Book reviews

    Free books and where they take you

    My brother turned me on to BookBub when I went over to the Darkside and bought a Kindle. You fill in your details, check some

    Inspiring Parenting by Dorka Herner
    Book reviews

    Inspiring parenting

    I live a life without issue. I have no children. I wasn’t living in Ireland when my nephews were in nappies so I’ve minimal experience

    Unicum
    Book reviews

    If you wear galoshes, you’re an émigré

    When it comes to museums and stately homes, I’m not one for do-agains. Other than Blenheim Palace, the birthplace of Winston Churchill, which I visited

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