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05th Jul 2017

6 Addictive Irish Novels You Need To Read On Your Summer Holiday

James Fenton

Before you leave the house for your holliers this summer don’t forget the three essentials – passport, money, and a good book. 

Okay, so you can probably pick up a book in the airport and if you’re anything like us you’ll love a bit of Irish fiction.

Here’s our pick of the bunch to keep you gripped while you top up your tan this summer. 

1. Holding – Graham Norton

A name familiar to most, Graham’s critically-acclaimed debut is a story of love, secrets and loss.

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2. The Wonder – Emma Donoghue 

An eerie novel set in post-famine Ireland.

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3. House Of Names – Colm Tóibín

From the writer of Brooklyn, this is a retelling of the story of Ancient Greece’s Clytemnestra.

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4. All We Shall Know – Donal Ryan

The story of a woman who finds herself pregnant at 33 with the child of a 17-year-old boy.  

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5. What Happened That Night – Sheila O’Flanagan

From the bestselling author of If You Were Me comes the gripping tale of a woman falling victim to her own impulsive behaviour. 

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6. A History of Running Away – Paula McGrath

A novel about running away, growing up and finding out who you are, from the author of Generation.

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