BLOG Post Shop Now Book REviews- Corpsing by Sophie White and Nora by Nuala o’Connor. Nora by Nuala O’Connor When Nora Barnacle, a twenty-year-old from Galway working as a maid at Finn’s Hotel, meets young James Joyce on a summer’s day in Dublin, she is instantly attracted to him, natural and daring in his company. But she cannot yet imagine the extraordinary life they will share together. All Nora knows is she likes her Jim
Book Reviews at Tertulia Shop Now childrens book reviews Fraser! Not Way Too Tall After All! Written by Joy M. O’Hora Illustrated by Mairead Brennan This is a beautiful Christmas story for children.  It is about a fir tree named Fraser growing in the forest, who waits and waits to be chosen as someone’s Christmas tree, but no one wants him because he is too big. Fraser learns to be patient and he gets his
Book Reviews at Tertulia Shop Now Over Confidence, Under Confidence and Self-Belief (Living section – Mayo News 24th August 2021) by Brid Conroy Has a quiet word of confidence, whispered in your ear, ever given you a much-needed boost or indeed changed the course of your life? Equally, has a word of doubt ever changed the course of your life?If so, a recently published book by Penguin Random House UK entitled, ‘How Confidence Works: the
Book Reviews at Tertulia Shop Now Two Moral Tales for Young Readers (Living section – mayo news 13th Sep 2021) by Brid Conroy Tabitha Plimtock, a six-year-old girl from the Edge of the World, will stay with young readers for a long time. They’ll find her in a new book just out this week. Written by Erika McCann, illustrated by Philip Cullen, and published by O’Brien Press, it is entitled ‘Tabitha Plimtock and the Edge
Book Reviews at Tertulia Shop Now Luke Power Reviews Sally Rooney’s – Beautiful World, Where are you? Try to place Beautiful World, Where Are You in the Rooney canon and you’ll notice a shift. This is a novel more philosophical, more outward-looking, more interested in the world than the characters who inhabit it. It asks the reader not just to relate but also to consider. This isn’t exactly a love story, it’s certainly not a