Stocking fillers!

If you’re looking for some stocking filling ideas for this Christmas, there’s lots of good books out there for the festive season. Eason has some great ideas and you can see the catalogues for biography, boys, children, entertainment, food and drink, fiction etc on-line and then go in to a local store and make your purchases. Among the new Irish titles are Angela and the Baby Jesus by Frank McCourt, Gambler: Oisin McConville’s Story, Jug: How Padraig Harrington won the 2007 British Open by Philip Reid, and Follow me Down to Dublin by Deirdre Purcell. For the fans of literature, why not opt for Man Booker prize winner The Gathering by Anne Enright. The re-assessment of Eamon DeValera, long vilified by the influential thinkers of recent years, is now well underway. Diarmaid Ferriter’s contribution to the debate is ‘Judging Dev: A Reassessment of the Life and Legacy of Eamon DeValera’, a great stocking filler for the politico in the family. If you’re a fan of something a little lighter, why not try comedian Steve Martin’s ‘Born Standing Up: A Comic’s Life’? Wherever you choose to look or whatever you choose to buy, there’s a great selection of great books out there as the festive season approaches. Enjoy!