Montpelier Parade by Karl Geary, published in hardback by Harvill Secker IRISH actor Karl Geary's debut novel is a bittersweet love story between Sonny, schoolboy and butcher's shop assistant, and the enigmatic Vera, a much older woman who resides in the eponymous Montpelier Parade.
READY for the next Girl On The Train? Or perhaps you want to dip into a debut you'll devour in one sitting? Next year is looking promising for both fiction and non-fiction fans, as both new and established authors come to the fore.
CECELIA AHERN Romantic novelist Ahern, bestselling author of P.S. I Love You, which was made into a movie starring Hilary Swank and Gerard Butler, has recently written her first novel for young adults, called Flawed.
'A Failed Political Entity’: Charles Haughey and the Northern Ireland Question, 1945-1992 by Stephen Kelly, published by Merrion Press Reviewed by Robert McNamara WHEN Charles Haughey was found to have been involved in the arms crisis in April 1970, the reaction of observers was surprise as the then minister of finance had barely mentioned Northern Ireland over the previous decade.
FICTION The House Of Birds by Morgan McCarthy, published in hardback by Tinder Press READ beyond the initial awkwardness of childhood friends Kate and Oliver's tenuous romance and you're rewarded with a book that's richly engaging.