Product Description: 'Irish poetry is unique in the Middle Ages in freshness of spirit and perfection of form.' So writes Gerard Murphy in the introduction to this classic anthology. The first of the anthology's two sections contains thirty-three poems of monastic inspiration, including well-known works such as the poem of the Scholar and his cat Pangur ban; the second section is devoted to secular works, and features twenty-five poems containing lyrics mainly spoken by characters in the prose sagas...read more
Newly divorced Dublin brewery supervisor Mike Madigan adds P.I. work to his repertoire in order to make ends meet. His latest case, brought to him by a ""posh,"" provocative woman, involves determining whether or not the woman's renowned professor husband is having an affair. The very night that Madigan begins his surveillance, some one murders the professor. After the police superintendent questions Madigan, they work together to nail the culprit. Ireland's changing economy and increasing crime rate, coupled with Madigan's brewery and ex-wife complications, scruffy neighbors, and cynical outlook, contribute to a heady mix in this debut of a new trilogy.""--Library Journal
Product Description: Murphy names the names his scope is comprehensive and covers reprisals and assassinations in both city and county Disappearances, executions, graves and departures are listed by Murphy in compelling statistics.-The Irish Times. "Every spy who was shot in Cork was buried so that nothing was known about them...read more
9780717151011 | Gill & Macmillan, September 15, 2011, cover price $37.95 | About this edition: Murphy names the names his scope is comprehensive and covers reprisals and assassinations in both city and county Disappearances, executions, graves and departures are listed by Murphy in compelling statistics.
Product Description: The Kindness of Strangers is an anti-war novel set during the Irish War of Independence. It is a follow-up to Murphy’s controversial book The Year of Disappearances (Gill and Macmillan, 2010), his groundbreaking historical account of civilian killings in Cork during the conflict...read more