Northern Spy

Northern SpyAn alternative cover edition for this ISBN can be found here.

The acclaimed author of Under the Harrow and A Double Lifereturns with her most thrilling novel to date: the story of two sisters who become entangled with the IRA.

A producer at the Belfast bureau of the BBC, Tessa is at work one day when the news of another raid comes on the air. The IRA may have gone underground after the Good Friday agreement, but they never really went away, and lately, bomb threats, arms drops, and helicopters floating ominously over the city have become featur.

Es of everyday life. As the anchor requests the public's help in locating those responsible for this latest raid a robbery at a gas station Tessa's sister appears on the screen. Tessa watches in shock as Marian pulls a black mask over her face.

The police believe Marian has joined the IRA, but Tessa knows this is impossible. They were raised to oppose Republicanism, and the violence enacted in its name. They've attended peace vigils together. And besides, Marian is vacationing by the sea. Tessa just spoke to her yesterday.

When the truth of wha.

Northern SpyEs of everyday life. As the anchor requests the public's help in locating those responsible for this latest raid a robbery at a gas station Tessa's sister appears on the screen. Tessa watches in shock as Marian pulls a black mask over her face.

The police believe Marian has joined the IRA, but Tessa knows this is impossible. They were raised to oppose Republicanism, and the violence enacted in its name. They've attended peace vigils together. And besides, Marian is vacationing by the sea. Tessa just spoke to her yesterday.

When the truth of wha.

The Elephant of Belfast

The Elephant of BelfastInspired by true events, this vivid and moving story of a young woman zookeeper and the elephant she's compelled to protect through the German blitz of Belfast during WWll speaks to not only the tragedy of the times, but also to the ongoing sectarian tensions that still exist in Northern Ireland today—perfect for readers of historical and literary fiction alike.

In October 1940, twenty year old zookeeper Hettie Quin meets Violet.

, a three year old elephant arriving at the Belfast docks from Ceylon. Soon she becomes Violet's dedicated zookeeper at the Bellevue Zoo. In mourning for the recent loss of her sister and the abandonment of her father, she finds contentment in her relationship with Violet and her fellow zookeepers.

Six months later, in April 1941, Belfast is attacked. One evening, over five hours, 674 bombs are dropped and almost a thousand civili.

The Elephant of Belfast, a three year old elephant arriving at the Belfast docks from Ceylon. Soon she becomes Violet's dedicated zookeeper at the Bellevue Zoo. In mourning for the recent loss of her sister and the abandonment of her father, she finds contentment in her relationship with Violet and her fellow zookeepers.

Six months later, in April 1941, Belfast is attacked. One evening, over five hours, 674 bombs are dropped and almost a thousand civili.

What White People Can Do Next: From Allyship to Coalition

What White People Can Do Next: From Allyship to CoalitionEnt of a just and equitable world. In this affecting and inspiring collection of essays, Emma Dabiri draws on both academic discipline and lived experience to probe the ways many of us are complacent and complicit—and can therefore combat—white supremacy. She outlines the actions we must take, including:

Stop the DenialInterrogate WhitenessAbandon GuiltRedi.

Ent of a just and equitable world. In this affecting and inspiring collection of essays, Emma Dabiri draws on both academic discipline and lived experience to probe the ways many of us are complacent and complicit—and can therefore combat—white supremacy. She outlines the actions we must take, including:

Stop the DenialInterrogate WhitenessAbandon GuiltRedi.

What White People Can Do NextIn the spirit of We Should All Be Feminists and How to Be an Antiracist, a poignant and sensible guide to questioning the meaning of whiteness and creating an antiracist world from the acclaimed historian and author of Twisted.Vital and empowering What White People Can Do Next teaches each of us how to be agents of change in the fight against racism and the establishm.

Before My Actual Heart Breaks

Rom heaven and leave the muck and madness of Northern Ireland behind as I struck out across the west coast of Donegal heading straight for America.Nothing but the Land of Happy Ever After would do for me.

It was him I blamed for clipping my wings.I fashioned a cage out of self pity.

Before My Actual Heart BreaksRom heaven and leave the muck and madness of Northern Ireland behind as I struck out across the west coast of Donegal heading straight for America.Nothing but the Land of Happy Ever After would do for me.

It was him I blamed for clipping my wings.I fashioned a cage out of self pity.

Before My Actual Heart BreaksI’m not yours and you’re not mine. That’s what I say to his dreaming face as I watch the shadows of his dark eyelashes dance by the light of a Tilley lamp.

It’s not the first lie I’ve told myself. When I was sixteen, I wanted to fly. I was going to take off like an angel f.

Listening Still

Listening StillFrom the bestselling author of When All is Said comes a delicious new novel about a young woman who can hear the dead a talent which is both a gift and a curse.

Jeanie Masterson has a gift: she can hear the last words of the dead.

Passed down from generation to generation, this gift means she is able to make wrongs right, to give voice to unspok.

En love and dying regrets. She and her father have worked happily alongside each other for years, but now he's unexpectedly announced that he wants to retire early and leave the business to her and her life is called into question.

Does she really want to be married to the embalmer, or does she want to be with her childhood sweetheart, off in London? D.

Listening StillEn love and dying regrets. She and her father have worked happily alongside each other for years, but now he's unexpectedly announced that he wants to retire early and leave the business to her and her life is called into question.

Does she really want to be married to the embalmer, or does she want to be with her childhood sweetheart, off in London? D.

The End of the World is a Cul de Sac

N their brand new house.

Orla, facing the strange revenge of her husband, is forced to judge a contest in the local fête.

Peter raises his daughter in rural seclusion, at what might as well be the end of the world.

The End of the World is a Cul de SacN their brand new house.

Orla, facing the strange revenge of her husband, is forced to judge a contest in the local fête.

Peter raises his daughter in rural seclusion, at what might as well be the end of the world.

The End of the World is a Cul de SacIn The End of the World is a Cul de Sac the political is intertwined with the personal, as Louise Kennedy reveals how ordinary lives can get caught up in a wider, national drama.

Sarah, abandoned by her partner, sits alone i.

Acts of Desperation

Acts of DesperationGh a propulsive interior monologue that interrogates female desire, insatiability, envy, love addiction, and how it is that a woman ca.

Gh a propulsive interior monologue that interrogates female desire, insatiability, envy, love addiction, and how it is that a woman ca.

Acts of DesperationIrish columnist Megan Nolan's ACTS OF DESPERATION, about a young woman's toxic relationship with a beautiful but cruel man, told throu.

Good Eggs

, is caught shoplifting yet again, he has no choice but to hire a caretaker to keep an eye on her. Kevin, recently unemployed, is already at his wits’ end tending to a full house while his wife travels to exotic locales for work, leaving him solo with his sulky, misbehaved teenaged daughter, Aideen, whose troubles escalate when she befriends the campus rebel at her new boarding school.Into the Goga.

Good Eggs, is caught shoplifting yet again, he has no choice but to hire a caretaker to keep an eye on her. Kevin, recently unemployed, is already at his wits’ end tending to a full house while his wife travels to exotic locales for work, leaving him solo with his sulky, misbehaved teenaged daughter, Aideen, whose troubles escalate when she befriends the campus rebel at her new boarding school.Into the Goga.

Good EggsA hilarious and heartfelt debut novel following three generations of a boisterous Irish family whose simmering tensions boil over when an American home aide enters the picture, becoming the calamitous force that will either undo or remake this family—perfect for fans of Where’d You Go, Bernadette and Evvie Drake Starts Over.When Kevin Gogarty’s irrepressible eighty three year old mother, Millie.

Corpsing: My Body and Other Horror Shows

Lived reality of womanhood in the 21st century, and the fear that must be internalised in order to find your path through it. White balances viv.

CorpsingNora Ephron meets Bram Stoker in Sophie White's vivid and ambitious literary non fiction collection. White asks uncomfortable questions about the.

Corpsing: My Body and Other Horror ShowsLived reality of womanhood in the 21st century, and the fear that must be internalised in order to find your path through it. White balances viv.