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Events

We love hosting author events in Bridge Street Books & have been delighted in the past to welcome such celebrities as Derek Landy (Skulduggery Pleasant), Rebecca Miller and Donal Ryan (The Spinning Heart). We have also welcomed The Gruffalo and Maisy Mouse, held a cookery demonstration by Catherine Fulvio & had the children of Wicklow hunt for Wally all over the town.

It is always a pleasure to welcome local authors Emma Hannigan, Melissa Hill & Jackie Burke & more recently Alan Timmons (Here in No Place), Oona Frawley (Flight) and Micheal Delahunty (This is Wicklow) to BSB to launch their books.

Please see below a list of upcoming and exciting events which we will be hosting:

HAPPY MOTHERS DAY 2019
 
Sunday 31st March
 
Treat your Mum this Mother's Day to something she will have and enjoy anc an pass on - a book. Books last longer than flowers, are more thoughtful than chocolate and can fit your budget to be as cheap or as expensive as you can spend.
Here are just a few suggestions, but please do ask us to help you find the right book for your Mum...
Fiction
ONCE UPON A RIVERONCE UPON A RIVER: DIANE SETTERFIELD - On a dark midwinter's night in an ancient inn on the Thames, the regulars are entertaining themselves by telling stories when the door bursts open and in steps an injured stranger. In his arms is the drowned corpse of a child. Hours later, the dead girl stirs, takes and breath and returns to life. Is it a miracle? Is it magic? And who does the little girl belong to? An exquisitely crafted multi-layered mystery brimming with folklore, suspense and romance
ALTERNATE SIDEALTERNATE SIDE: ANNA QUINDLEN - There are days when Nora Nolan thinks that she and her husband, Charlie, lead a charmed life-except when there's a crisis at work, a leak in the roof at home or a problem with their twins at college. And why not? New York City was once Nora's dream destination and her clannish dead-end block has become a safe harbour, a tranquil village amid the urban craziness. The owners watch one another's children grow up. They use the same handyman. They trade gossip and gripes, and they manoeuvre for the ultimate status symbol: a spot in the block's small parking lot. Then one morning, Nora returns from her run to discover that a terrible incident has shaken the neighbourhood, and the enviable dead-end block turns into a potent symbol of a divided city.
BENEATH SCARLET SKYBENEATH A SCARLET SKY: MARK SULLIVAN - Pino Lella wants nothing to do with the war or the Nazis. He's a normal Italian teenager--obsessed with music, food, and girls--but his days of innocence are numbered. When his family home in Milan is destroyed by Allied bombs, Pino joins an underground railroad helping Jews escape over the Alps, and falls for Anna, a beautiful widow six years his senior. In an attempt to protect him, Pino's parents force him to enlist as a German soldier--a move they think will keep him out of combat.  
harvestingHARVESTING: LISA HARDING - Sammy is a spiky, brittle and sharp fifteen-year-old girl living in Dublin; Nico is a warm and conscientious teenage girl living in Moldova. When they are thrown together in a Dublin brothel in a horrific twist of fate, a peculiar and important bond is formed. Heartbreaking, gritty and raw 
Lighter fiction
lost manTHE LOST MAN: JANE HARPER - He had started to remove his clothes as logic had deserted him, and his skin was cracked. Whatever had been going through Cameron's mind when he was alive, he didn't look peaceful in death. Two brothers meet at the remote border of their vast cattle properties under the unrelenting sun of the outback. In an isolated part of Australia, they are each other's nearest neighbour, their homes hours apart. They are at the stockman's grave, a landmark so old that no one can remember who is buried there. But today, the scant shadow it casts was the last hope for their middle brother, Cameron. The Bright family's quiet existence is thrown into grief and anguish. Something had been troubling Cameron. Did he choose to walk to his death? Because if he didn't, the isolation of the outback leaves few suspects
GIFT FRIENDSTHE GIFT OF FRIENDS: EMMA HANNIGAN - Kingfisher Road - a leafy, peaceful street in the town of Vayhill. But there are whispers behind closed doors. Who is moving into Number 10? Danielle appears to her new neighbours to have the perfect, glossy life. But not everything is as it seems...
 
 Non-Fiction 
notes to selfNOTES TO SELF: EMILIE PINE - In this vivid and powerful collection of essays, Emilie Pine boldly confronts the past to better understand herself,her relationships and her role in society. Tackling subjects like addiction, fertility, feminism and sexual violence, and where these subjects intersect with legislation, these beautifully written essays are at once fascinating and funny, intimate and searingly honest. Honest, raw and brave
THE SHOWMAKER AND HIS DAUGHTER: CONOR O'CLERY - The Soviet Union, 1962 - gifted shoemaker Stanislav Suvorov is imprisoned for five years. His crime? Selling his car for a profit. On his release, social shame drives him and his family into voluntary exile in Siberia, 5,000 kilometres from home. In a climate that's unfriendly both geographically and politically, it's their chance to start again. The Shoemaker and His Daughter is an epic story spanning the Second World War to the fall of the Soviet Union, taking in eighty years of Soviet and Russian history, from Stalin to Putin. Following the footsteps of a remarkable family Conor O'Clery knows well - he is married to the shoemaker's daughter - it's both a compelling insight into life in a secretive world at a siesmic moment in time and a powerful tale of ordinary lives shaped by extraordinary times.
quick cooking mbQUICK COOKING: MARY BERRY - The queen of home cooking brings her foolproof, delicious approach to quick fix recipes. In this brand-new cookbook Mary shows how being in a rush will never be a problem again. Find brilliant 20- and 30-minute meals and enjoy wonderful dishes that can be swiftly assembled and then left to cook away while you do something else. Mary's utterly reliable, always delicious fast dishes tempt any tastebuds and her no-fuss expertise means you can cook from scratch and put mouth-watering home-cooked food on your family's table without compromising on quality or freshness. This stunning cookbook, packed with colourful photography, includes over 120 new recipes, with Mary's trademark no-nonsense tips and techniques for getting ahead in the kitchen so cooking is always stress-free.
 
Isadora Moon day
 
 
Saturday 23rd February
12 - 3pm
 
 
We had an absolutely great day last Saturday for our Isadora Moon party and we want to say a GREAT big THNAK YOU to you all for coming - we hope you had as much fun as us...
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Lisa Harding 

Friday 8th January @ 7.30pm (time tbc)

Soon to be a film, 'Harvesting' is the story of 2 teenagers - spiky, quick-witted and sharp Sammy living in Dublin & warm and conscientious Nico from Moldova. When they are thrown together in a Dublin brothel in a horrific twist of fate, a peculiar and important bond is formed . . .

This is a novel about a flourishing but hidden world, thinly concealed beneath a veneer of normality. It’s about the failings of polite society, the cruelty that can exist in apparently homely surroundings, the bluster of youth and the often appalling weakness of adults.

'Harvesting' is heartbreaking and funny, gritty, raw and breathtakingly beautiful.

 
 

 

 

Start the New Year with a promise to keep reading...

keep it simple with our 2019 Reading Challenge - only 1 book a month and you can reread authors, choose your genre, read the books you want to read OR go outside your comfort zone and try something different.

J anuary

F ebruary

M arch

A pril

M ay

J une

J uly

A ugust

S eptember

O ctober

N ovember

D ecember

You can read the same author for March/May and June/July, choose your favourite genre, read the books you want to read OR go outside your comfort zone and try something different.

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