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Running the gauntlet to lose weight

This time last year, Saturdays were a leisurely affair. I’d drift out of bed at 9.30am, soak in a bath, then spend the morning perusing the papers over copious cups of coffee. These days, 9.30am sees…

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Persistence pays

It was an itch that would not go away and in the end Mary Costello could not help becoming a writer, a very good one at that. She spoke to Sue Leonard about her debut novel…

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Magdalene Laundries memoir to Orion

Orion non-fiction has acquired three “moving and inspirational memoirs”, one of which will be released as five e-shorts as well as a whole book. Publishing director Anna Valentine bought UK, Commonwealth (excluding Canada) and European rights…

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Gerard Lee

Gerard worked in social care, on and off, for twenty years. At first he worked in residential settings, then, as a freelance actor, he dipped in and out of relief work. “My acting career has been…

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A History of Loneliness by John Boyne

A History of Loneliness by John Boyne. Published by Doubleday Reviewed by Sue Leonard. Published in Books Ireland, November, 2014. ‘I did not become ashamed of being Irish until I was well into the middle years…

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