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# book extract

Last month
November 2023
Author: 'There is a magic to literary translation, it matters'
Carolina Schutti, author of ‘Without Waking Up,’ discusses language and translation.
Last year
'I bring my passion for sport and connect that with my passion for God'
In this book extract, Irish rugby star Josh Van Der Flier talks about faith and sport.
Limerick Leaders - 'When it is your child out there, this rearing thing within just kicks in’
The drama of Limerick’s hurling breakthrough in 2018 is recalled in this extract from ‘A Biography In Nine Lives – Limerick’.
Davina McCall: All those menopause symptoms - it’s not your fault, it's the hormones
The TV presenter, campaigner and author shares an extract from her new book on menopause.
Extract: 'My mother was given a half hour’s notice to get me ready to have me taken from her'
In a new book on redress and Ireland’s institutions, Mary Harney tells her story of illegal adoption and the abuse and neglect that followed.
All time
Justine Bateman: 'Men’s older faces have always signified power, but for women that means a loss of power'
The US writer, producer and director shares an extract from her new book, Face: One Square Foot of Skin in which she explores the pressure on women to maintain their youthful looks.
'9 years at the top could make your head swell, but come the first session of the year, they’re nobodies'
Read an extract from Relentless: The Inside Story of the Cork Ladies Footballers by Mary White.
'Our culture was still ingrained with the idea that Real Men don’t show their feelings'
Former Liverpool star Robbie Fowler expresses regret about how Stan Collymore was treated during his time at Liverpool.
'I wasn’t brought up with any education in this area... Sex was rarely discussed'
In an extract from his award-winning book ‘Recovering,’ Richie Sadlier discusses the culture that existed among footballers as he was coming through the ranks.
'Sterling has an unshakable faith in God and in the fact that his own talent is God-given'
An extract from a new book explains how Pep Guardiola transformed the winger into a world-class star.
'My mobile started ringing. I recognised the dialling code: +679. Fiji'
Ben Ryan describes the unusual events that led to a life-changing moment.
'I found myself at the heart of a new conflict: between Graeme Souness and myself'
In this extract from his autobiography, Bruce Grobbelaar recalls a difficult period for Liverpool in the early ’90s.
Opinion: 'Let go of the fantasy of being on top of things - those days are gone'
I’m choosing my health and happiness and I’m leaving the cult of busyness, writes Aoife McElwain.
Declutter your friends: 'Trying to keep old friendships alive ties you to the past'
If you’re not spending a lot of time together and don’t have much in common any more, it really is OK to let that friendship go, writes Gill Hasson.
Fertility treatment: 'There may be no happy ending, but we wouldn't change anything'
Sadly, science does not yet have all the answers, writes Professor Mary Wingfield.
'Declan Murphy dies in horror fall': The jockey writes about that fall, reading his own obituary and his long recovery
More than twenty years after his accident Murphy, who spent four days in a medically induced coma, decided to tell his story.
Arthur Corrie Lewin - the Irishman who went missing while flying over Africa
His story is told in this extract from the book The Glorious Madness, written by historian Turtle Bunbury.
Soldiers, sailors, diplomats: The forgotten Irish who changed Latin America
In this extract from his book Paisanos, Tim Fanning tells the story of army officer Alexander O’Reilly.
Boomtown Rats, condoms and unemployment: Memories of Dublin in the 70s and 80s
Tim Carey writes about the 1970s and early 80s in this extract from his book, which is nominated in the Bord Gáis Energy Irish Book Awards.
"Sackville Street was a scene of wreckage. The air still smelled of fire"
Read an extract from the book here. We also have 10 copies of the book to give away.
'I will go at him with every strength and fibre of my being.'
Floyd Mayweather rivalry with Diego Corrales was fuelled by mutual hatred – as explained in this extract from MONEY: The Life and Fast Times of Floyd Mayweather
My journey to complete an old Premier League sticker album
Adam Carroll-Smith found the 1996 book in his attic… with half a dozen stickers missing. Then the adventure started.
Extract: How it feels to wait for a heart transplant
John Healy, maitre d of RTÉ’s The Restaurant, recalls the stress of waiting for his life-saving heart transplant operation.