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# book - Wednesday 4 December, 2019

From The42 Schmidt expresses caution as 'impressive' James Ryan is touted as Ireland captain Mature

Schmidt expresses caution as 'impressive' James Ryan is touted as Ireland captain

The 23-year-old second row is many people’s choice to succeed Rory Best.

# book - Thursday 21 November, 2019

From The42 Schmidt says worry about ban led to Toner's World Cup exclusion ORDINARY JOE

Schmidt says worry about ban led to Toner's World Cup exclusion

The former Ireland head coach has released a book entitled Ordinary Joe.

# book - Monday 18 November, 2019

Dare to dream: The Irish people who aimed high and did the country proud

Sarah Webb writes about why she wanted to inspire young people through bringing them the story of some fascinating Irish achievers.

# book - Sunday 10 November, 2019

'I'm honouring her and other women who were abused': Tattooist of Auschwitz author returns with Cilka's story

We spoke to the best-selling New Zealand author during her recent trip to Ireland.

# book - Friday 8 November, 2019

'It's like showing up at the nursing home at daybreak': White House official pens anonymous book on Trump

Excerpts of the book, released on 19 November, were published in the Washington Post.

# book - Saturday 2 November, 2019

From The42 How two aspiring footballers hit 10 million YouTube subscribers Rise This post contains videos

How two aspiring footballers hit 10 million YouTube subscribers

Jeremy Lynch and Billy Wingrove started out on a conventional path to football stardom, but ultimately took a different route to get there.

# book - Wednesday 30 October, 2019

'You meet people at the high and low points of their lives': What I learned when I quit my job to become a bookseller

When she handed in her employee badge, she had an ‘Oh God, what have I done?’ moment, writes Dawn Behan of Woodbine Books.

# book - Sunday 27 October, 2019

A Sunday Miscellany essay by Lisa McInerney: 'Setting the scene'

The essay is one of those featured in the new book, Miscellany 50.

# book - Tuesday 15 October, 2019

From The42 Tiger Woods promises to tell 'definitive story' in new memoir Back

Tiger Woods promises to tell 'definitive story' in new memoir

HarperCollins Publishers have acquired the rights to ‘Back.’

# book - Thursday 26 September, 2019

Opinion: 'Are you criticising someone because they're mirroring something you don't like about yourself?'

In this extract from Ubuntu, the granddaughter of Archbishop Desmond Tutu explains how we can learn to live without bias.

# book - Sunday 22 September, 2019

From The42 'Last year's Champions League - it really doesn't get any better... But it comes at a huge price' Caveat This post contains videos

'Last year's Champions League - it really doesn't get any better... But it comes at a huge price'

David Goldblatt chats to The42 about his new book ‘The Age of Football’.

# book - Thursday 12 September, 2019

'I really hope this becomes an annual thing': Aislings queue up at Eason to mark Aisling Day Omgwaca This post contains videos

'I really hope this becomes an annual thing': Aislings queue up at Eason to mark Aisling Day

Book three in the Oh My God What A Complete Aisling series came out today.

# book - Saturday 31 August, 2019

A short story before bedtime: Bluebell Meadow by Benedict Kiely

Kiely would have been 100 on 15 August of this year. Born in Dromore, he had a long and prolific writing career.

# book - Monday 10 June, 2019

Book written by murdered journalist Lyra McKee to go on pre-sale

The book, Angels with Blue Faces, is due to be released at the end of June.

# book - Wednesday 29 May, 2019

Donohoe 'stands by' Taoiseach's actions during Garda whistleblower case, as Shatter pens new book 'Frenzy and Betrayal'

Shatter has spoken out for the first time about the lead up to his resignation from government.

# book - Thursday 16 May, 2019

Nine-year-old recovering from leukaemia publishes adventure tale with help of Make-A-Wish

“I wrote ‘Lost & Found’ for my brothers,” Brea said.

# book - Sunday 28 April, 2019

'I didn't want to talk to him at all': Why a new book about the Yorkshire Ripper isn't focusing on the killer

A new book has chosen to look at Peter Sutcliffe’s victims.

From The42 'Matthew Pinsent remembers being on the mini-bus for an Olympic final and praying it would crash' Sports Psychology

'Matthew Pinsent remembers being on the mini-bus for an Olympic final and praying it would crash'

Olympic medallist Annie Vernon chats about her new book ‘Mind Games’.

# book - Tuesday 26 March, 2019

Meet Ann Devine - the Irish mammy to beat all Irish mammies Colm O'regan This post contains videos

Meet Ann Devine - the Irish mammy to beat all Irish mammies

We talked live to Colm O’Regan about his debut novel, Ann Devine: Ready For Her Closeup.

# book - Sunday 3 February, 2019

From a 'dreadful' job to publishing her first novel at 54: 'It's life-changing, it really is'

Geraldine Quigley was 54 when her first book was published – and it’s all about growing up in Derry.

# book - Sunday 6 January, 2019

'Bright, brilliant, educated young women from South County Dublin... don’t end up with a gypsy boxer from Limerick'

Read an extract from the acclaimed ‘Fighter’ by Andy Lee with Niall Kelly.

# book - Tuesday 1 January, 2019

From The42 The Irishman who battled alcoholism, fought for the world title and was never knocked down in 57 pro bouts Interview This post contains videos

The Irishman who battled alcoholism, fought for the world title and was never knocked down in 57 pro bouts

Seán Mannion chats to The42 about his remarkable boxing career.

# book - Monday 31 December, 2018

From The42 'My career finished with injury and the thing I feared most, my mother dying, happened at that moment... I was 21' The Boy On The Shed

'My career finished with injury and the thing I feared most, my mother dying, happened at that moment... I was 21'

Paul Ferris on adapting to life as a former footballer.

# book - Sunday 30 December, 2018

From The42 'A generation of footballers are dying without even knowing that they were footballers' State Of Play

'A generation of footballers are dying without even knowing that they were footballers'

Michael Calvin discusses dementia and various other football-related issues from his book, State of Play.

# book - Saturday 29 December, 2018

From The42 'Paul Merson once rang in the middle of the night because, while asleep, he’d poked himself in the eye' Accident

'Paul Merson once rang in the middle of the night because, while asleep, he’d poked himself in the eye'

Ex-Arsenal forward Alan Smith recalls memories of his time with the Gunners and the ultimately premature end to his career.

# book - Tuesday 25 December, 2018

From The42 'If I could do all that, I would hold a world record... I was 11 years and 333 days old' EXTRACT

'If I could do all that, I would hold a world record... I was 11 years and 333 days old'

Read our extract from William Hill Sports Book of the Year joint winner, ‘Boy in the Water’.

# book - Sunday 23 December, 2018

From The42 ‘He is an absolute genius. But it comes at a cost’ Enigma This post contains videos

‘He is an absolute genius. But it comes at a cost’

Armen Keteyian, who has co-authored an acclaimed biography of Tiger Woods, chats about the star’s remarkable life.

# book - Saturday 22 December, 2018

From The42 'Bright, brilliant, educated young women from South County Dublin... don’t end up with a gypsy boxer from Limerick' Dichotomy

'Bright, brilliant, educated young women from South County Dublin... don’t end up with a gypsy boxer from Limerick'

Read an extract from the acclaimed ‘Fighter’ by Andy Lee with Niall Kelly.

# book - Friday 21 December, 2018

From The42 'He is sick with the fear... Waiting for them to get to the part where they discover that €294,000 is missing' TOny 10

'He is sick with the fear... Waiting for them to get to the part where they discover that €294,000 is missing'

Check out this extract from Tony 10, one of the year’s most acclaimed Irish sports books.

# book - Thursday 20 December, 2018

From The42 'I promised her it wasn’t the end for me. Even if the surgery didn’t work and my career was over' The Boy On The Shed

'I promised her it wasn’t the end for me. Even if the surgery didn’t work and my career was over'

In this extract from his memoir, Lisburn native and former Newcastle footballer Paul Ferris recalls one of the darkest periods in his life.

# book - Monday 17 December, 2018

From The42 The day child prodigy Tiger Woods appeared on national TV with legendary US actor Jimmy Stewart EXTRACT

The day child prodigy Tiger Woods appeared on national TV with legendary US actor Jimmy Stewart

An extract on the golf star’s early days explores his life as a sporting prodigy.

# book - Saturday 17 November, 2018

What we learned from reading Becoming by Michelle Obama

We read the former First Lady’s biography to discover what it taught us about her life.

# book - Sunday 11 November, 2018

From The42 'We were near finished the book and my son got murdered' Lost Soul

'We were near finished the book and my son got murdered'

Irish boxing legend Eamonn Magee chats to The42 about his turbulent life inside and outside the ring.

# book - Tuesday 30 October, 2018

Opinion: 'Why do we like reading about crime so much in Ireland? Because it offers escapism'

Crime writer Sam Blake explains that writing and reading crime can help you get away from the news when it’s grim. And unlike in real life, there’ll always be a satisfying ending.

# book - Tuesday 2 October, 2018

'Are we prepared? We are not': Brexit hard border warning from former Troubles soldier

The retired member of the Defence Forces was involved in defending the State and working on the border during the troubles.

# book - Saturday 29 September, 2018

'We never expected it': How the OMGWACA authors dealt with becoming a phenomenon What A Complete Aisling This post contains videos

'We never expected it': How the OMGWACA authors dealt with becoming a phenomenon

We talked to authors Emer McLysaght and Sarah Breen about the book’s incredible success.

# book - Saturday 15 September, 2018

WATCH: Paul Howard on Ross O'Carroll-Kelly, fame and finding inspiration in Kiely's pub

The author’s latest book is out now.

# book - Wednesday 5 September, 2018

A love of Mars bars and his hesitations about coming out: What we learn from Leo's new biography Leo

A love of Mars bars and his hesitations about coming out: What we learn from Leo's new biography

Leo: Leo Varadkar – A Very Modern Taoiseach has been published today.

# book - Wednesday 22 August, 2018

Sally Rooney's Normal People to be adapted for BBC television

Lenny Abrahamson is set to direct the programme. Meanwhile, Nicole Kidman is also to co-produce a TV series based on Cecelia Ahern’s book Roar.

# book - Sunday 8 July, 2018

This epic novel explores Ireland's history during a century of hurt and shame

The novel, by Emer Martin, explores the fate of one Irish family.