All Blog Posts Tagged 'Fiction' (13)

Book Review: 'The Dead House' by Billy O'Callaghan

I’ve been following author Billy O’Callaghan’s career with rapt enthusiasm, since I fortuitously came across him online, last year. That he is Irish caught my attention, and as I delved further, I discovered he is the author of three short…

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Added by Claire Fullerton on June 21, 2017 at 10:30am — 7 Comments

Book Review: 'The Stolen Child' by Lisa Carey

Because I once lived on the western coast of Ireland, and because author Lisa Carey moved to the island of Inishbofin, off Ireland's west coast to research her first book, I've been following her career for many years. I've loved each of her four Irish-themed novels, and eagerly awaited the February 7th release of her latest, "The…

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Added by Claire Fullerton on February 25, 2017 at 6:00pm — 14 Comments

Free Download of Historical Novel This Easter Weekend

I have  arranged for my novel "Part an Irishman" to be available via a free download from Amazon over the Easter weekend. This is to say thanks for all of the marvelous support and good will that I have received from my friends.

In 1820, Lieutenant John Turner Flinn R.N stood in the…

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Added by T.S.Flynn on March 23, 2016 at 5:30pm — 4 Comments

Why You Won't Find Crow on the Holiday Menu

It was well past sundown in a village named Bethlehem, just beyond Jerusalem, in the hills of Judea, on a surprisingly mild winter’s night.

Now the Roman occupiers of the…

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Added by Gerry Regan on December 26, 2015 at 4:30pm — 4 Comments

The Injustice That Informs 'Lieutenant and Mrs. Lockwood'

My historical novel "Lieutenant and Mrs. Lockwood" is based on an actual Irish family, and I've had people ask about their story. The Lockwoods'…

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Added by Mark Bois on December 3, 2015 at 8:00pm — 1 Comment


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Easy, Engaging Pathway to Great Irish Books, CDs, DVDs

If you're looking for great Irish books, CDs or movies, please have a look in The Wild Geese Marketplace Bookstore -- there are all kinds of great Irish books on History, Genealogy, Travel and Military History. If you are looking for Irish films and documentaries or great Irish music, there is…

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Added by Fran Reddy on November 13, 2015 at 9:00am — No Comments

Moving In, And Moving On ...

Oh dear, it’s been such a long time since I wrote anything for The Wild Geese … I didn’t realise how long until I re-entered the site. Why? I moved house (or 'flitted' as we call it in Northern Ireland). I moved to a house that looked great on viewing but proved otherwise when we got in. With all the furniture removed and no one there, the extent of what needed to be done swiftly became all too clear.…

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Added by Margaret Whittock on November 4, 2015 at 1:30pm — No Comments

'Straddling the English and Irish Worlds, Separated by Class and Culture' -- Meet 'The Lockwoods of Clonakilty'

Dhia dhuit, all,

Now that all the final editing is done (including one version in which the title town was spelled 'Conakilty'...argg) my novel "The Lockwoods of Clonakilty" is available through Amazon or any bookstore's online ordering.

I'll be working with TheWildGeese.Irish to share some of the content, and…

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Added by Mark Bois on October 10, 2015 at 8:00am — 5 Comments

'A Dirty Mind,' Mr. Joyce? -- A Tale of Repression and Redemption

“A nice thing to find in one of the largest bookshops in the city. And in one of the main streets of Dublin, no less.”

Dan slammed the book on the manager’s desk.

Mr. Molloy looked at the book. “My good man, there is no way we would have that book for sale,” he said.

“It was with the Greek literature.  Any young student could have…

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Added by James O'Brien on July 11, 2015 at 9:00pm — 3 Comments

From Paradise to Gotham ... Historical Novelists and the Irish-American Story

New York looms large in the history of the Irish. For the Irish-American -- particularly the 19th century Irish-American -- New York City was, in almost every way possible, the gateway city of America. Vast, foreign, dangerous, the city consumed…

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Added by Sarah Nagle on July 10, 2015 at 8:30pm — 9 Comments

Search for Judge Crater extends to NYU's Ireland House

New York (first published on 9/17/10)-- About 90 people were present for a reading of the latest mystery by novelist Peter Quinn (left) on September 16, 2010, when someone in the audience got a call. The title of Quinn’s novel, his third, and fourth published book, is “…

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Added by The Wild Geese on May 13, 2013 at 7:30pm — No Comments

Sunday at Cúirt: Recalling Ireland's Great Hunger

While we were not able to attend any of the Saturday events at the Cúirt International Festival of Literature due to prior obligations, the lineup certainly had great appeal.  Moreover, all the chatter on…

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Added by Ryan O'Rourke on April 29, 2013 at 2:00pm — No Comments

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