Enid Blyton

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Mervyn on the Hill in Monkstown, Co Dublin.

When Cornelius and Maureen Sheehan were looking for a family home in 1957, they came to view Mervyn, a gracious Victorian property on The Hill in(...)

Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint and  Emma Watson in  a scene from the first Harry Potter movie, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone. Photograph: Reuters/Warner Bros

In 1985, following riots in Brixton and Tottenham in London, the publishing house Collins decided that one novel on its forthcoming schedule was just (...)

Sheila Forsey is an honours graduate from Maynooth in creative writing. The Secret of Eveline House is published by Poolbeg Press

Tell us about your new work and how it came about – the story behind the story. My new book is a work of historical fiction and is called The Secret o(...)

A favourite book store: Bob Johnston at his Gutter  Bookshop. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Rick O’Shea I know I tell this story often these days, but my love of books started and grew with trips I made most weekends in to Eason’s on O’Conne(...)

Colm Tóibín: ‘I can’t do thrillers and I can’t do spy novels. I can’t do any genre-fiction books, really, none of them.’ Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Colm Tóibín, award-winning writer of fiction, non-fiction and poetry, and professor of the humanities at Columbia University, New York, was born in En(...)

Pepi Nana and Mr Onion in Moon and Me. Photograph: BBC

We’ve not even started watching Moon and Me, the new CBeebies show by Teletubbies creator Andrew Davenport, and it’s already a hit in our house. “I n(...)

Sarah Davis-Goff. Photo by Bríd Donovan

Sarah Davis-Goff: Last Ones Left Alive (Tinder Press, publication March 7th) A girl called Orpen journeys from east to west across a post-apocalyptic (...)

Anna Acciarini: ‘Casual racism was now the norm. It felt like it was catching. I was so hurt, and the sense of insecurity was ever present, as was my anger.’

I am an Irish woman who moved to England by accident in 2007. I was living in Tenerife and met a blacksmith from Luxembourg who convinced me to move t(...)

Sara Thompson of Thompson Clarke.

Could the humble pantry – the preserve of Downton Abbey sets and Enid Blyton books – be due a comeback? The kitchen island has reached Peak Status Sym(...)

Pessimists across the water are now bracing themselves for a post-Brexit return to ration books, after Thursday’s leak of news that the British govern(...)

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