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Paul Larkin

Chroniclers are privileged to enter where they list, to come and go through keyholes, to ride upon the wind, to overcome in their soarings up and down, all obstacles of distance, time and place.
Charles Dickens - Barnaby Rudge, Chapter The Ninth

Refusing to say nothing - Eddie Holt

Mo chara Eddie Holt - my friend Eddie Holt -
Suaimhneas Dé ar a anam - RIP

In the proud and fond memory of my friend and journalistic comrade Eddie Holt who passed away on June 23rd, I reproduce his review in the Irish Times of my book A Very British Jihad , which was published in his weekly column in 2004.
Léigh an t-alt uilig - Read Full Article....

The Irish Times refuses to publish my letter in defence of its literary correspondent Eileen Battersby.

In the aftermath of Eileen Battersby's negative review of Paul Murray's new novel and the attacks upon her, I wrote in protest to the Irish Times. Ireland's alleged 'paper of record' has refused to my publish letter; so I am now publishing it below.

Ms Battersby's, in my opinion, well argued review of Paul Murray's new novel can be read here:

Léigh an t-alt uilig - Read Full Article....


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