Sunday, September 27, 2009

Small Wars by Sadie Jones

Small Wars is easily as good as Sadie Jones' first novel The Outcast. Both books capture the stifling and oppressive atmostphere of 1950s Britain.

Set in Cyprus, during a period of conflict with the British Empire, the story revolves around Hal Treherne a professional soldier and his wife Clara.
The conflict between the EKOA cypriot terrorists and the British soliders escalates, resulting in bloody skirmishs.

Hal is changed by action and the relationship between Hal and Clara becomes difficult and strained, if I write any more I will give away the plot.....a must read!

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Micro Scooters - Exclusive to Village Books

Village Books presents the Micro Scooter, the perfect gift for any occasion, back to school, birthdays or Christmas. Designed to promote perfect balance and coordination in young children, the Mini-Micro and Maxi-Mircro scooters are exclusively sold in Village Books.

Mini-Micro Scooter
Blue or Pink

Maxi-Micro Scooter
Black or Purple

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Malahide Calendar 2010

The Malahide Calendar 2010 is now on sale in Village Books, Malahide.

The photos are taken by Cian Farrell and is printed by OC Digital.

All images are available for purchase at

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Top 10 Crime September 2009

Top 10 Crime September 2009

1. Or She Dies by Greg Hurwitz

2. Genesis by Karin Slaughter

3. Good People by Marcus Sakey

4. Evil at Heart by Chelsea Cain

5. Child 44 by Tom Rob Smith

6. Silent Man by Alex Berenson

7. The Amateur Spy by Dan Fesperman

8. Trust Me by Jeff Abbott

9. The Neighbour by Lisa Gardner

10. The Girl who played with Fire

Booker 2009 Shortlist

The Booker Prize 2009 shortlist was released yesterday. Unfortunately all the Irish authors didnt make the shortlist, but some interesting titles remain. I like the look of the Coetze book and Wolf Hall, I will try to read and review them in the next few weeks. Here is the list:

The Children's Book by A.S Byatt

Summertime by J.M. Coetze

The Quickening Maze by Adam Foulds

Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel

The Glass Room by Simon Mawer

The Little Stranger by Sarah Waters