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Gone to Earth

Maurice Leitch’s novels have always stunningly evoked a period and place, Gone to Earth is a moving portrayal of Spain in the 1950s and the life of a defeated people under Franco.

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Turnpike books publishes a series of Northern Ireland’s literature, neglected authors such as Shan Bullock, St John Ervine and Janet McNeill alongside acclaimed writers such as Benedict Kiely.

There is also a series of the selected short stories of the major English writers of the twentieth-century, beginning with the stories of A.E. Coppard, J.B. Priestley and V.S. Pritchett.

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Down Then By Derry

by Benedict Kiely

“Kiely, like Flann O’Brien, is a serious writer in the most seriously funny way.” – Colum McCann

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It all began with Seamus

It can sometimes seem that Northern Irish writing began with Seamus Heaney, especially if you grow up in Northern Ireland. I went to school in Enniskillen, then did an English degree at Queen’s University, Belfast, but the only local writer I studied was Heaney. At the time …read more

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