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Irish writer Cora Harrison is a former head teacher who turned to fiction. The author of over two dozen books for young readers, including the London Murder Mysteries series, Harrison is also the author of the critically-acclaimed Burren Mysteries for adults, set in early sixteenth-century Ireland and featuring Mara, a sort of investigating judge or magistrate of the Burren on the west coast of Ireland. (more…)

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A valentine for Ireland.

I lived in the northwest of Ireland the year of the Iranian revolution, listening to the stages of the hostage crisis via BBC radio or reading of it in the Observer that I would hike over the headland to Glencolumbkille to buy on rainy, windswept Sundays. It was actually the book review section I was interested in; hard to ignore the headlines, though. (more…)

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