The Christmas holidays are coming and the team at IrishCentral is dreaming of curling up with a good book, with a cuppa tae in front of the fire. Whether you’re looking for a special gift, for loved ones young or old, or something you can really sink your teeth into yourself we have some great ideas right here.
Ireland’s largest and oldest book retailer, Eason, has released their list of “Top Books for Christmas 2015,” so you can see exactly what the Irish are snapping up this holiday season.
Here’s the top Irish books on their list:
- Fatti & John Burke – Irelandopedia
- Jim McGuinness – Until Victory Always
- Joe Duffy – Children of the Rising
- Colm Tóibín – Brooklyn
- Ross O’Carroll Kelly – Seedless In Seattle
- Cecelia Ahern – The Marble Collector
Speaking about the top children’s book, Fatti and John Burke’s "Irelandopedia," Manager at Eason, Dave O’Callaghan said it is the must-have gift book for Christmas. He said the book “is a beautifully produced encyclopedia of all things Ireland. Destined to be a bestseller for years to come, do the kids a favor and put this on their bookshelf this Christmas.”
Among the other Irish offerings include Joe Duffy’s "Children of the Rising" and former Donegal senior football manager Jim McGuinness’ "Until Victory Always," both of which are attracting huge attention in literary circles. Confessional, moving, funny and fiercely honest, "Until Victory Always" tells the epic story of one GAA team’s audacious bid to rewrite its destiny and one man's moving testament to the power of sport to sustain us in our darkest moments.
Other books that are set to be Christmas favorites include Cecelia Ahern’s 12th novel "The Marble Collector." Ahern is probably best known as the author of “PS I Love You” which was a major international success.
Also, proving ever popular this year is, the quintessential South Dublin character (satire) Ross O’Carroll Kelly’s latest hit, "Seedless in Seattle."