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Irish author Cathy Kelly reveals secrets of a happy career

Gail Bell
CATHY Kelly, one of Ireland's bestselling authors, has just published her latest novel looking at the problems surrounding a second marriage. It may be another 'woman's issue' but, don't dare mention the term chick lit, she tells Gail Bell.

Haughey's role in peace process often overlooked says historian

IT IS certainly one of the greatest ironies of Charles J Haughey’s political career that given his involvement – albeit indirectly – in helping to facilitate the emergence of the nascent PIRA in 1969/1970 that he played an integral role in genesis of the Northern Ireland peace process.

Sibling revivalry

Jane Hardy
ACCLAIMED playwright and novelist (The Meeting Point, When They Were Missed) Lucy Caldwell has followed in the steps of Brian Friel and taken on one of the greatest Russian dramatists, Anton Chekhov.

Book Reviews: Stories of frenetic family life in Hurrah for Gin

BOOK OF THE WEEK Hurrah For Gin: The Book For Perfectly Imperfect Parents by Katie Kirby, published in hardback by Coronet ANYONE with kids may already know the Hurrah For Gin blog, which aims to laugh in the face of the strife and struggles parents face daily.

Book reviews

Cathal McGuigan
Kings of The Boyne, by Nicola Pierce, published by O'Brien Press DUBLINER Nicola Pierce's follow-up to the historical novel Behind the Walls sees teenagers Robert and Daniel Sherrard leave Derry following the siege to fight for William of Orange.

Tony Robinson's true tales

BLACKADDER'S Tony Robinson recently decided that, as he's now in the "autumn" of his life, it was about time he took a look back on it.

Book reviews: Springsteen tells how he was Born To Run

Jenny Lee
BOOK OF THE WEEK The Wonder by Emma Donoghue, published in hardback by Picador DUBLIN-born author Emma Donoghue is now a household name thanks to her bestselling novel Room, which was made into an Oscar-winning film last year.

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