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And the good news is …

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We’re just back from South Africa, that miracle of a country – though you wouldn’t believe it from the media. The papers, TV and radio news were awash with crime stories, corruption scandals and criticism of the government. The stabbing of a man waiting by the roadside after his car broke down; the report on […]

THE BEST CAFE IN DUBLIN

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Over soup and a sandwich Brian peppered me with questions. ‘What’s Manchester like? … ‘Do you like chocolate?’ … ‘What do you think about homelessness?’ That’s an interesting one when you’re sitting in the No Bucks cafe, a converted bus that offers free food, hot drinks and clothes to anyone struggling with addiction or life […]

We are the Champions

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Let’s hear it for libraries! Where better to stick your head on a wet afternoon than inside a book inside a library? The Reading Champions initiative, launched at Dublin City Library, celebrates reading and libraries with the help of TV personalities, sports men and women, not to mention the odd (if not very) author. Primary […]

Gobblefunked!

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Enjoy this recent interview with Debbie by Gobblefunked. Just click here.

We Love Books tour

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Debbie is part of the We Love Books tour. She will be in Newbridge on 3rd March and Castlebar on 6th March, before the launch of her new book “Monkie Business” on 8th March at the National Library in Dublin from 10:30am.

ATTENTION ALL ADVENTURERS!

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Look out for MONKIE BUSINESS, out in all good bookshops at the beginning of February. For all of you who’ve read the first two books, DEAD HAIRY and JUNGLE TANGLE, join Abbie, Perdita, Chester, Grandma and Fernando on their last, most haunting escapade. For all of you who haven’t, jump aboard the Fidgety Bridget for […]

Junior Genies

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Hooray for Children’s Book Festival. What a great month for writers, let alone school children. You might think it’s the pupils who benefit most when authors park their magic carpets in schools and libraries around the country to drop their pearls of lit-wit. Far from it. Where do you think we pinch our ideas from […]

Hello life

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Life of Pi may have had mixed reviews but it sure starts conversations. I’ve heard ‘Brilliant’ to ‘You wha’?’ and everything in between. There’s ‘Loved the book, hated the film,’ and – more unusually – the opposite. I’m in the ‘brilliant’ camp on both counts: I loved the book and found, for once, that the […]

Once Upon a Life

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What’s the point of stories? How high do they sit on the ladder of usefulness? When floods hit or drought rages, would you rather live next to a doctor or a writer? So what if they make you laugh or cry or tremble in your bedsocks? That’s a long way from saving lives. Surely even […]

Stories in Tights

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You should have seen the faces when our family sat down to watch The Merchant of Venice the other day. ‘Not Shaakespeare!’ ‘He’s all Thees and Thous and boys in tights.’ ‘Who’re actually girls.’ ‘And long boring speeches.’ ‘Which have nothing to do with now.’ Oh really? After ten minutes we were hooked. Like any […]