for June, 2016

Brave new worlds

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Books that come to life to fight leprechauns, one-legged grannies with swords made from verrucas, dragons who stick their wings on with honey … hooray for the young storytellers I’ve met on author visits at Stillorgan, Shankill and Dalkey libraries over the last couple of weeks. Against the backdrop of terrible news, from death of […]


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The dictionary defines momentous as ‘very important or significant, especially in having a bearing on future events.’ It usually takes hindsight to describe a day as ‘momentous.’ But the day before yesterday was so momentous that I’m already thinking of it as Sunday 12th June 2016. Two records were broken. The first rampaged round the […]