Daily Links 21/09/2010

Milk & Cookies from Cian Brennan on Vimeo.

Milk and cookies at Exchange Dublin on the 14th of September.

(HT @darraghdoyle)
Milk and Cookie Stories is a non-profit storytelling group based in Dublin, Ireland. We’re looking to find out what stories our city has to tell.

Storytelling, though very much a thriving art form, is rarely the focus of any event or performance. We believe that storytelling deserves to be placed in the spotlight. Dublin needs a place for people to come to hear a good story, and maybe tell one – we aim to provide that place.

Milk and Cookies isn’t just for writers and performers – we would like anyone who has a tale to tell, or wants to hear a story told well, to have a warm, relaxed environment to do just that. Dublin needs a place for people to eat to hear a good story, and maybe tell one. A place with tea, cushions, cookies and friends.


Hachette e-books removed from Waterstone’s, WHS, and Book Depository
There’s trouble ahead, and the news, though seemingly interesting, may not be good for Irish Publishers.
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Micheál MacLiammóir & Culture Night 2010
I swear, these get even more beautiful every time he posts!
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Spending on UK books passes £1bn-two weeks late
Book sales down 3.4% on 2009 in the UK!
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Fingal’s Annual Writers’ Festival
I’ll be on the Blogging panel, overall a very fine festival
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Sunday Tribune Book Club
Is there a national paper without a book club now?
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Paperbacks Tom Widger
Includes a short rerview of The Downfall of The Spanish Armada in Ireland
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Unlocking a mother’s love
Another ROOM review
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Culture Night reading by Galway Writers at Charlie Byrne’s Bookshop
Nice idea for culture night
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Review: Homecoming by Cathy Kelly
Great Review for Cathy Kelly’s latest
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Deirdre Sullivan launches Prim Improper
Some great pics from New Island’s Prim Improper launch
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January, February, March, March, March
Nice review for Blood & Thunder by Darach MacDonald
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Magical writer casts his spell
Decent review for Landy this one!
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On the trail of the killers
Good old Declan Burke gets stuck into some crime
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The more things change . . .
Tom Garvin’s latests gets a review
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Emma Donoghue Booker nominee
Emma Donoghue author of the Man Booker shortlisted Room Saturday 9th October 2010 at 1pm Edmund Burke Theatre, Trinity College entrance off Nassau St) Admission free. Booking: 01 674 4873 Email: dublinpubliclibraries@dublincity.ie
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Friends of the earth
LITERARY CRITICISM: Out of the Earth: Ecocritical Readings of Irish Texts Edited by Christine Cusick Cork University Press,
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Go Read This | Hachette UK to set e-book prices from Monday | theBookseller.com
Hello Agency pricing, bye bye cheap ebooks?
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Rambo writer David Morrell launches latest thriller as ebook exclusive
This is big news
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Fry says bookshops could go the way of blacksmiths
Everyone seems to have it in for bookstores these days, though at Mountains To Sea last weekend, Tim Waterstone seemed clear they’d survive.
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