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6 Irish fiction books to look out for in 2019

It's shaping up to be a stellar year in Irish writing. We take a look at some of the best Irish fiction coming up in 2019 for your to-be-read pile, from Tana French to Billy O'Callaghan.

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Ann Devine: Ready for Her Close-Up by Colm O’Regan

Meet Ann Devine: Irish mammy, reluctant local activist and unlikely heroine. Now that her youngest has flown the nest, Ann finds herself at a loose end. Until, that is, she is put forward for the Kilsudgeon Tidy Towns Committee. Yet all is not neat and tidy in Kilsudgeon and when plans for the newly proposed town park are threatened, Ann finds herself stepping up and in the spotlight. The first in a hilarious new series of comic novels from bestselling author and comedian Colm O’Regan, Ann Devine: Ready for Her Close-Up will have your sides sore from laughing and you heart warmed.


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