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Merewyn 
  Posted: 29-Mar-2005, 09:40 AM
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Everyone,

I'm interested in reading novels specifically with Irish protagonists. I'm not picky about genre - mystery, historical, romance, fantasy, sci fi, general lit., etc. I'd like to put together a list for future reading.

Any recommendations would be VERY welcome.

Thanks in advance!


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Posted: 29-Mar-2005, 11:46 AM
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Ireland by Frank Delaney I loved it
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Posted: 29-Mar-2005, 01:50 PM
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Check out Mccarthy's bar.http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0312311338/horror-20/002-3986014-9706427?dev-t=DGD5W46RO6GKL%26camp=2025%26link_code=sp1

A good book about travelling around Ireland.


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Posted: 29-Mar-2005, 01:56 PM
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Check out Mccarthy's bar. McCathy's bar

A good book about travelling around Ireland.

there are also some nice links to similar books are the bottum of the page. Sorry for the confusing posts, it feels like a Monday.
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Posted: 30-Mar-2005, 04:13 PM
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Thanks to both of you. I will add those to my list.
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Posted: 31-Mar-2005, 09:20 AM
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ONe pretty good series of books is the Nuala Anne mysteries by Andrew Greeley. They are interesting (about a fae woman) but they get dry after a while- the main characters never get hurt. But they are good books to be able to pick up and set down at anytime.
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Posted: 31-Mar-2005, 06:50 PM
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Angela's Ashes by Frank McCourt is excellent (autobiography)

Are You Somebody by Nuala O'Faolain (autobiography)

Nora Roberts has written several Irish romance novels:

-Irish Born ( has three stories with called Born In Fire, Born in Ice, Born in Shame)
-Jewels of the Sun
-Tears of the Moon
- Heart of the Sea
-Irish Hearts (Irish Thoroughbred and Irish Rose)


Hope that helps, Merewyn! smile.gif


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Posted: 31-Mar-2005, 09:28 PM
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Read the Irish trilogy (Jewels of the Sun, Tears of the Moon, and Heart of the Sea) and Irish Born trilogy (Born in Fire, Born in Ice, Born in Shame), all by Nora Roberts. They are beautiful romance novels set in Ardmore and County Clare, respectively.
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Oh, you have read those already? You know, I have had those books for over a year and have yet to read them. Glad to hear they are good. I tend to read more Scottish novels than anything myself. wink.gif smile.gif I am a big Diana Gabaldon fan.
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Right now I'm reading Angela's Ashes for the 2nd time. You feel so many emotions while reading this book, you laugh, cry, get angry because the Dad is worthless. It's hard to put down once you get into it!
Has anyone seen the movie?

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Thanks for the suggestions, everyone. I watched Angela's Ashes on dvd over St. Patrick's Day weekend. I know it's supposed to be an uplifting story, but I was more saddened and depressed than uplifted. I did enjoy the special features though. I could listen to Robbie Carlyle talk all day. biggrin.gif
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Yes, Maggie! I have watched Angela's Ashes COUNTLESS times! I LOVE that movie! thumbs_up.gif
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If you like young adult fiction, try the Artemis Fowl series. There are a few comments about them in the 'What are you reading now' thread and the children's literature thread.


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I would have liked Angela's Ashes more if it weren't for the constant vomiting. I don't know why people seem to think we want to watch people pee, poop, and vomit onscreen. We don't.
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LOL! I agree. Plus, I bet you see enough of that on your job, eh? wink.gif
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