Léan, almost four years old, with her grandmother Eilís Dillon (right) and her aunt Máire, in 1978

This week I’m remembering my grandmother Eilís Dillon, who died 20 years ago, on July 19th. An author of novels, plays and essays, she is best know(...)

Past master: Eoin Colfer. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

HG Wells’s The Time Machine is not, perhaps, as widely read as it once was, but the signifi(...)