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"The Secret Scripture," a novel by Sebastian Barry, Ireland's finest living writer

Why has a one hundred year old woman spent more than half her life in an Irish mental hospital? Read about her story in this engaging novel by Irish novelist, Sebastian Barry.

Patrick Leigh Fermor: An Adventure by Artemis Cooper. The British wayfarer and travel writer is the subject of Cooper’s affectionate, informed biography.

from the Guardian

George Orwell Day begins annual commemoration

A major celebration of George Orwell kicks off today (21 Jan 2013) with the inaugural "Orwell Day", to be followed by a month-long Orwell season on Radio 4 and a mass giveaway of one of his most famous essays, Politics and the English Language. The author of Nineteen Eighty-Four and Animal Farm died on 21 January 1950, & 2013 also marks the 110th anniversary of his birth on 25 June 1903. The Orwell Estate, The Orwell Prize & the author's publisher Penguin have decided to launch "Orwell Day"

Frida Kahlo: Portraits 0f An Icon by Margaret Hooks. $65.00. Publisher: Turner (February 2, 2003). 152 pages. Author: Margaret Hooks

Death and the City: The Nation's experience, told through Brighton's history by Rose Collis,