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Winnie & George:

An Unlikely Union Allison Murphy ISBN: 9781781174708 | €16.99 | PB The true and previously untold story of two individuals who lived remarkable lives. She was a Roman Catholic republican. He was a Church of Ireland unionist. Both shared a passion for fairness and the rights of the working class which brought them together.

Irish-English Dictionary

Ciarán Ó Pronntaigh ISBN: 9781781174937 | €4.99 | HB Convenient pocket-sized dictionary covers all the translations you are likely to need in everyday usage of Irish. It is laid out clearly for intuitive use and will rapidly become an invaluable reference both in schools and for international visitors.

Rebel Kerry from the pages of The Kerryman

Mamie Cadden

Backstreet Abortionist Ray Kavanagh ISBN: 9781856354592 | €12.99 | PB The story of Ireland’s most famous abortionist and the times in which she lived. On Christmas Eve 1956 Mamie Cadden was sentenced to hang for the death of a woman on whom she had performed an abortion that had gone wrong.

Simon Brouder ISBN: 9781781174784 | €16.99 | PB

Well-known historians Ryle Dwyer, Hélène O'Keeffe and Simon Brouder give accounts of all the significant events in Kerry from the 1916 Rising through to the end of the Civil War. Contemporary reports from the paper have also been included.

Good Food, No Stress Tara Walker ISBN: 9781781174777 | €22.99 | HB Tara’s light-hearted approach to food, summed up in her slogan 'cooking and craic', has won her a regular slot on Sunday AM on TV3 and on LMFM. You too can adopt her philosophy and enjoy good food without the stress! It's full of simple, tasty and healthy ideas under the headings 'Brunch', 'Monday Night Meals', 'Healthy, Wholesome and Hasty', 'Ditch the Take-away', 'Fast, Fresh Fish', 'Casual Suppers for Friends', 'StressFree Sunday Roasts', 'Meal-in-a-bowl Super Soups', 'Cooking with Kids', 'Snacking on the Couch' and of course 'Desserts and Baking', 10-Minute Meals, Barbeque and Catering for a Crowd. Tara has been recommended by McKenna's Guides and Georgina Campbell for the friendly informal cookery demos and hands-on classes that she hosts at her school in Termonfeckin, Co. Louth.

Persuade on Purpose: Irish Phrasebook

Niall Callan ISBN: 9781781174944 | €4.99 | PB

Perfect for anyone learning Irish or travelling on holiday or for business in the Gaeltacht. This handy pocket book is an excellent resource. With clear pronunciations for each phrase.

Mercier Press

Create Presentations that Influence and Engage Eric Fitzpatrick ISBN: 9781781174746 | €12.99 | PB

Irish Proverbs and Sayings:

By combining all his research and ideas on what makes an effective presentation, Eric Fitzpatrick has compiled the 'Presentation Scorecard', which itemises all the things that a speaker needs to consider when making a presentation.

A rich harvest of wise sayings from the Irish countryside, the lips of great men – such as Shaw, Wilde, Synge and Swift – and the unspoilt fount of Irish folklore and legend.

Spring Titles 2017

Padraic O'Farrell ISBN: 9781781174920 | €4.99 | HB

Dream Gardens Leonie Cornelius ISBN: 9781781174982 | €18.99 | PB Leonie Cornelius is one of Ireland’s leading garden designers. She has worked on the RTÉ Today Show as the regular garden design expert and is a judge on the popular RTÉ Super Garden show. Leonie has won several gold and silver-gilt showgarden medals. As a garden writer, she has written for many magazines and newspapers, including the Irish Independent and the Irish Mail on Sunday. Publication coincides with the airing of Super Garden on RTÉ and with Bloom. It is a clear and easy-to-follow guide to creating a garden design from scratch. Leonie provides an outline of the skills and inspiration necessary to take on your garden space, and help ensure that you end up with your dream garden.

From Messines to Carrick Hill Writing Home from the Great War Thomas Burke ISBN: 9781781174845 | €19.99 | PB

Told through the letters of a young Irish officer, this is the story of the largest engagement of Irish soldiers in the First World War: the capture of the Flemish village of Wijtschate on the Messines ridge, just south of Ypres in June 1917. Coincides with the centenary commemorations.

Contacts: Marketing & Publicity: Deirdre Roberts +353 (0) 21 461 4456 +353 (0) 87 929 9313 Sales: Niamh Hatton +353 (0) 87 237 7311

Coolmore Stud

Ireland's Greatest Sporting Success Story Alan Conway ISBN: 9781781175088 | €16.99 | PB This is a 2016 bestseller, now in paperback. Founded by the legendary horse trainer Vincent O’Brien, and now managed by John Magnier, Coolmore Stud has grown from a small breeding farm into a global behemoth, renowned the world over for the quality of the horses it produces. Alan Conway tells the story of how Coolmore Stud and its training operation at Ballydoyle have come to dominate the world of horse breeding and racing.

Distribution: Gill Distribution Phone: +353 (0) 1 500 9500 Fax: +353 (0) 1 500 9599 Mercier Press: Phone: +353 (0) 21 461 4700 @IrishPublisher

Spring Titles 2017


Mercier Press Spring titles 2017

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