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Women of war

WOMEN'S literary expressions of war have long been neglected in Irish scholarship, but the latest publication from UCD Press seeks to redress this imbalance.

Sophia Hillan's new love story from Belfast to Berlin

Joanne Sweeney
THE intertwined story of two very different women from Belfast and how they tried to understand the truth of their lives lies behind The Way We Danced, the haunting new novel from Sophia Hillan.

Patricia Cornwell: I celebrated turning 60 by getting busier

Hannah Stephenson
AS forensic favourite Kay Scarpetta returns for a 24th instalment, bestselling thriller writer Patricia Cornwell talks to Hannah Stephenson about plastic surgery, how the dramas in her own life have given her a thicker skin, and why she was happy to ignore her 60th birthday.

Special event: CS Lewis Festival, An Inklings-Inspired Beer Tasting

David Roy
THIS year's CS Lewis Festival gets under way on November 18, bringing talks, tours, film, theatre, music, workshops, craft fairs, exhibitions and more to venues across east Belfast in celebration of the life and works of the Chronicles of Narnia author.

Book Reviews: Lashings of fun in Famous Five parody

BOOK OF THE WEEK Five Go Parenting (Enid Blyton for Grown Ups) by Bruno Vincent, published in hardback by Quercus SO WE'VE had numerous Ladybirds for Grown-ups, Haynes Explains Mini Manuals on subjects such as Marriage and Pensioners, and now the Enid Blyton estate has given its blessing for a series of parodies of the author's best-loved children's books: The Famous Five.

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