Conor's Caveman

The Amazing Adventures of Ogg

Author: Alan Nolan

Publisher: The O'Brien Press

ISBN: 1847178006

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 144

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Life could be better for Conor Corcoran. Class bully Damian Deegan is always teasing him about being small and having no friends – when in fact Conor has the only friend he needs in Charlotte ‘Charlie’ Finch, the toughest girl in school. But when Conor and Charlie accidentally uncover a prehistoric man who was flash-frozen in a block of ice, life suddenly gets a bit too interesting! How long can Conor keep his huge, hairy (and rather smelly) new ‘uncle’ a secret from his mum, his teachers and a gang of ruthless scientists?
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Sam Hannigan's Woof Week

Author: Alan Nolan

Publisher: The O'Brien Press Ltd

ISBN: 1847179932

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 144

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Animal lover and champion Irish dancer Samantha Hannigan is having a truly woof week. She and her best friend Ajay were messing around with the Brain Swap 3000, one of her grandad’s crackpot inventions, and now Sam is stuck inside the body of her neighbours’ dog – and it’ll be days before they can change her back! How long can they pretend Sam is just dressing up in a dog costume for charity? Are her chances of winning the big dance competition scuppered? What’s going on behind closed doors at Roger Fitzmaurice’s dog-biscuit factory? And, um, why has Sam suddenly started to chew on slippers and bark at the moon?
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Ancient Feet

Author: Alan Nolan

Publisher: Troubador Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1906510970

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 272

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Meet the Old Spice Boys - Dosh, Whinger, Shorty, Scaredy and Windy - five men who are, perhaps, approaching their 'sell-by' date, determined to prove that age is all in the mind. Together, they set off to walk from one coast of England to the other. Will their Ancient Feet carry them there? Will a diet of pies and pasties prove to be the right preparation for the physical challenge of walking over 190 miles? Will their friendship survive twelve days in each other's company? Why is one of them carrying three enormous onions? Following Alfred Wainwright's route across the north of England, their hilarious adventures unfold and one of them begins to believe he has much in common with his hero, particularly when he 'discovers' that Mr Wainwright had an unusual, and unpublicised, encounter with a buzzard.
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The Priest Hunters

The True Story of Ireland's Bounty Hunters

Author: Colin Murphy

Publisher: The O'Brien Press

ISBN: 1847176062

Category: History

Page: 368

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A fascinating investigation the lives of four priest hunters – Sean na Sagart, Edward Tyrrell, Barry Lowe and John Garzia. Ireland in the aftermath of Cromwell – during this period Catholicism and Irish nationalism became inexorably linked and priests were outlawed. The Priest Hunters shines a light on these men who hunted them. Sean naSagart was Irishman who was been condemned to death for horse stealing but was reprieved on condition he become a priest hunter. Edward Tyrrell was an English mercenary driven solely by greed. Barry Lowe indulged in such acts as tying a priest behind his horse and dragging him through the brush. John Garzia, who had fled the Spanish Inquisition, arrived in Ireland and evidently sought revenge hunting down priests. An incredible account of some of the most hated men in Ireland.
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The Name of this Book Is Secret

Author: Pseudonymous Bosch

Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

ISBN: 9780316039925

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 384

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Warning: this description has not been authorized by Pseudonymous Bosch. As much as he'd love to sing the praises of his book (he is very vain), he wouldn't want you to hear about his brave 11-year old heroes, Cass and Max-Ernest. Or about how a mysterious box of vials, the Symphony of Smells, sends them on the trail of a magician who has vanished under strange (and stinky) circumstances. And he certainly wouldn't want you to know about the hair-raising adventures that follow and the nefarious villains they face. You see, not only is the name of this book secret, the story inside is, too. For it concerns a secret. A Big Secret.
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The Stolen Village

Baltimore and the Barbary Pirates

Author: Des Ekin

Publisher: The O'Brien Press

ISBN: 1847174310

Category: History

Page: 488

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In June 1631 pirates from Algiers and armed troops of the Turkish Ottoman Empire, led by the notorious pirate captain Morat Rais, stormed ashore at the little harbour village of Baltimore in West Cork. They captured almost all the villagers and bore them away to a life of slavery in North Africa. The prisoners were destined for a variety of fates -- some would live out their days chained to the oars as galley slaves, while others would spend long years in the scented seclusion of the harem or within the walls of the Sultan's palace. The old city of Algiers, with its narrow streets, intense heat and lively trade, was a melting pot where the villagers would join slaves and freemen of many nationalities. Only two of them ever saw Ireland again. The Sack of Baltimore was the most devastating invasion ever mounted by Islamist forces on Ireland or England. Des Ekin's exhaustive research illuminates the political intrigues that ensured the captives were left to their fate, and provides a vivid insight into the kind of life that would have awaited the slaves amid the souks and seraglios of old Algiers. The Stolen Village is a fascinating tale of international piracy and culture clash nearly 400 years ago and is the first book to cover this relatively unknown and under-researched incident in Irish history. Shortlisted for the Argosy Irish Nonfiction Book of the Year Award
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Superman on Film, Television, Radio and Broadway

Author: Bruce Scivally

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 0786431660

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 248

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First introduced in a 1938 comic book, Superman has since become an iconic character in American entertainment. This complete history covers Superman's appearances in film and television, from the 1941 introduction of the first Superman cartoon to the 2006 live-action film Superman Returns. The book includes several rarely seen photographs of the actors who have brought Superman to life for over seven decades, including Clayton "Bud" Collyer, Kirk Alyn, George Reeves and Christopher Reeve. Multiple appendices provide a complete listing of Superman-related books and websites, along with a comprehensive list of the cast and characters featured in Superman films, television shows, and radio programs since 1941.
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Consider the Lobster

And Other Essays

Author: David Foster Wallace

Publisher: Little, Brown

ISBN: 9780759514928

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 352

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Do lobsters feel pain? Did Franz Kafka have a funny bone? What is John Updike's deal, anyway? And what happens when adult video starlets meet their fans in person? David Foster Wallace answers these questions and more in essays that are also enthralling narrative adventures. Whether covering the three-ring circus of a vicious presidential race, plunging into the wars between dictionary writers, or confronting the World's Largest Lobster Cooker at the annual Maine Lobster Festival, Wallace projects a quality of thought that is uniquely his and a voice as powerful and distinct as any in American letters.
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How to Archer

The Ultimate Guide to Espionage and Style and Women and Also Cocktails Ever Written

Author: Sterling Archer

Publisher: It Books

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: 192

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Lying is like 95% of what I do. But believe me: in this book, I’ll let you know exactly how to become a master spy just like me. Obviously, you won’t be as good at it as I am, but that’s because you’re you, and I’m Sterling Archer. I know, I know, it sucks not being me. But don’t beat yourself up about it, because I’m going to show you all the good stuff—what to wear; what to drink; how to seduce women (and, when necessary, men); how to beat up men (and, when necessary, women); how to tell the difference between call girls and hookers (hint: when they’re dead, they’re just hookers) and everything about weapons, secret devices, lying ex-girlfriends, and turtlenecks. In a word? How to Archer. From the Back Cover Hi. I see you’re reading the back of my book. This tells me that you either: A) are hoping to find a brief summary of what to expect from a how-to book by Sterling Archer, the world’s greatest secret agent, or B) don’t know how books work. If your answer was “A,” your best bet is probably the table of contents, which is where you’ll find the “contents” of this book listed in a convenient, easy-to-read “table” format. So maybe go check that out for a minute and then come back here. I’ll wait. . . . Pretty cool, right? What other book will teach you how to dress properly and how to drive an elephant? How to field strip an AK-47 and how to haggle with a Thai prostitute—in her native tongue? How to pilot an airboat and how to make about a million delicious cocktails, including a Molotov one? How to kill a guy and how to prepare a fabulous brunch? Plus how to do tons of other stuff that I forgot, but that is nonetheless probably in this book (which, to be honest, I really only kinda skimmed). So if you want to learn more about how to be more—or at all—like Sterling Archer, the world’s greatest secret agent, quit smearing your greasy fingerprints all over this book and buy it. For one thing, I really need the royalties. For another thing, the last time I checked, this wasn’t a damn library. (Note: If your answer was “B,” this probably isn’t the book you want to start with.)
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The Big Break Detectives Casebook

Author: Alan Nolan

Publisher: O'Brien Press

ISBN: 9781847172525

Category: Detective and mystery comic books, strips, etc

Page: 64

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The Big Break Detectives are three school friends who, from their secret base under the school, solve crimes, right wrongs, unravel mysteries and nab evil-doers - all on their lunch break
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Danny Brown and the Monster Toothbrush

Author: Brianóg Brady Dawson

Publisher: The O'Brien Press Ltd

ISBN: 1847179541

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 64

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Danny is delighted when his Mum tells him to put his toothbrush in the bin: he hates brushing his teeth! But then he discovers that his Granny has a brand new toothbrush for him! Danny sets out to destroy it through ever-more creative and inventive ideas. Danny's toothbrush, however, is a lot more durable than he would like. Illustrated in full colour throughout, this tale of Danny will have the readers crying out for more.
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Danny Brown and the Talking Teeth

Author: Brianóg Brady Dawson

Publisher: The O'Brien Press Ltd

ISBN: 184717955X

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 64

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Danny is very excited to have his Granny over to visit. When she takes her teeth out and puts them in a glass before bed Danny is puzzled. It's not long before Danny is wearing his Granny's teeth and bringing them to school! Danny is up to mischief as usual: with full colour illustrations throughout this exciting tale will have the reader laughing out loud!
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Flashpoint

Author: Gordon Korman

Publisher: Scholastic Incorporated

ISBN: 9780545521475

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 222

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Amy and Dan Cahill have their final confrontation with twisted billionaire J. Rutherford Pierce, a man whose power has no limits and is one step away from being elected president.
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Fintan's Fifteen

Ireland's Worst Hurling Team Wants You!

Author: Alan Nolan

Publisher: The O'Brien Press

ISBN: 1847176577

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 128

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Introducing the first illustrated novel about hurling! Something has to be done...Ray is getting tired of losing every match he plays with his team, the Ballybreen Terriers. Not only are they constantly at the bottom of the league, they have to face the gloating of rival Dennis ‘Dirty Den’ Conway. Before they become the laughing stock, Ray persuades Fintan Heffernan, ex-star player of U10’s to leave his early retirement and computer games to help bring ‘Dirty Den’ down and lead the Ballybreen Terriers to the victory they deserve.
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A Question of Betrayal

Author: Zoe Miller

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1473607248

Category: Fiction

Page: 432

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Carrie Cassidy is afraid of the future, haunted by the past . . . Will moving on set her free, or put her in danger? A suspenseful and sophisticated story that will keep you gripped until the last page. Ever since the deaths of her adored parents, Carrie Cassidy has avoided risk and commitment, fearful of bringing something precious into her life only to lose it again. So now she finds herself working in yet another uninteresting job, and the love of her life, who wanted more than she could give, has left her. Will she ever move on? Then, a mysterious woman visits Carrie and reveals a secret that forces her to delve into her mother's past. As Carrie learns more about the woman she thought she knew, she finds herself looking at her own life and wondering if she's living it the way her mother would have wanted her to. Meanwhile there is someone watching Carrie who would rather the past stay buried . . .
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It Happened on a Train

Author: Mac Barnett

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1416978208

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 277

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Seventh-grader Steve Brixton finds himself pulled back into sleuthing when, during a train trip down the California coast, he uncovers a mystery involving a fleet of priceless automobiles, an assassin, and a private rail car.
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21st Century Anthropology: A Reference Handbook

Author: H. James Birx

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1412957389

Category: Social Science

Page: 1099

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Via 100 entries or 'mini-chapters,' the SAGE 21st Century Reference Series volumes on Anthropology will highlight the most important topics, issues, questions, and debates any student obtaining a degree in the field of anthropology ought to have mastered for effectiveness in the 21st century. The purpose is to provide undergraduate students with an authoritative reference source that will serve their research needs with more detailed information than encyclopedia entries but not so much jargon, detail or density as a journal article or a research handbook chapter.
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Sisters of the Revolutionaries

The Story of Margaret and Mary Brigid Pearse

Author: Teresa O'Donnell,Mary Louise O'Donnell

Publisher: Merrion Press

ISBN: 1785371096

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 180

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