Tuesday, February 05, 2008

The Submarine

The latest edition of the excellent Library magazine, The Submarine, is out shortly, and can now be seen online here (wait a few moments while it loads) [added 07-Feb-08 - see instead the Issuu version on the post for this date here] . Featured are :-
  • Sophie Haslett's interview with author Jennifer Johnston, first seen here,
  • a list of the impressive array of new books in the Library in January, including Mohsin Hamed's The Reluctant Fundamentalist (Literature winner in Sunday's South Bank Awards), and Jonathan Coe's underrated novel, The Rain before it Falls,
  • Mr Matt Walker's review of Tibor Fischer's Under the Frog, about the 1956 Hungarian revolt,
  • Lewis Mathews's review of The Riddle of the Sands, by Erskine Childers (his great-great-grandfather), 'a superbly compelling read'
  • Mr Noel Coldrick's report on his tremendous MP3 project, reported on here in November,
  • Mr Ronan Swift's song 'My Bookcase', sung in Chapel in November after a talk about his reading,
  • The regular 'What's Reading Me' feature of book recommendations, all the way from Patrick Suskind's Perfume to Paul Howard's Ross O'Carroll Kelly - The Teenage Dirtbag Years,
  • Aoife Kenny's review of Atonement (film and book),
  • another cartoon in Irish from Poppy Vernon,
  • Dr Garry Bannister's piece under the 'Shoot the Messenger' heading, about global warming
  • and, finally, Rebecca Feeney-Barry's entertaining take on the complications of having a baby while at boarding school: 'Just think of what you'd do if someone in your dorm had a baby. Just imagine it ...'

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