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Events

We love hosting author events in Bridge Street Books & have been delighted in the past to welcome such celebrities as Derek Landy (Skulduggery Pleasant), Rebecca Miller and Donal Ryan (The Spinning Heart). We have also welcomed The Gruffalo and Maisy Mouse, held a cookery demonstration by Catherine Fulvio & had the children of Wicklow hunt for Wally all over the town.

It is always a pleasure to welcome local authors Emma Hannigan, Melissa Hill & Jackie Burke & more recently Alan Timmons (Here in No Place), Oona Frawley (Flight) and Micheal Delahunty (This is Wicklow) to BSB to launch their books.

Please see below a list of upcoming and exciting events which we will be hosting:

 

Father's Day

Sunday 21st June 

 

Here is our selection of reads for Father's Day - thrillers, good fiction, non fiction and biography.

This is not an exhaustive list and if you need more ideas, please do not hesitate to chat to us and we will guide you. 

We are now open 10am - 5pm

We have included a link to our webshop so you can click and collect or we will deliver.

 

Non-fiction

Biography, historical... lose yourself in someone else's life!

RATLINETHE RATLINE: LOVE, LIES AND JUSTICE ON THE TRAIL OF A NAZI FUGITIVE - PHILIPPE SANDS QC

As Governor of Galicia, SS Brigadefuhrer Otto Freiherr von Wachter presided over an authority on whose territory hundreds of thousands of Jews and Poles were killed, including the family of the author's grandfather. By the time the war ended in May 1945, he was indicted for 'mass murder'. Hunted by the Soviets, the Americans, the Poles and the British, as well as groups of Jews, Wachter went on the run.
He spent three years hiding in the Austrian Alps, assisted by his wife Charlotte, before making his way to Rome where he was helped by a Vatican bishop. He remained there for three months. While preparing to travel to Argentina on the 'ratline' he died unexpectedly, in July 1949, a few days after spending a weekend with an 'old comrade'.In The Ratline Philippe Sands offers a unique account of the daily life of a senior Nazi and fugitive, and of his wife. 17.50 BUY NOW

ARMS CRISISTHE ARMS CRISIS OF 1970:  THE PLOT THAT NEVER WAS - MICHAEL HENEY

The arms crisis of 1970 came about when two Irish cabinet ministers, Charles Haughey and Neil Blaney, alongside an army officer and other figures, were accused by Taoiseach Jack Lynch of smuggling arms to the IRA in Northern Ireland. The criminal prosecution that followed, the Arms Trial, was a cause celebre at the time; while it resulted in the acquittal of all the accused, the political crisis it generated was one of the major events of late twentieth-century Irish history. In the fifty years since, myth and controversy has surrounded the trial and its aftermath. 19.99 BUY NOW

ARMS CRISIS

A DREAM OF DEATH - RALPH RIEGEL

'It was French film-maker Sophie Toscan du Plantier's dream to have a holiday home in beautiful Schull in west Cork. But on 23 December 1996, she was brutally murdered outside that holiday home, the poetry book she had been reading chillingly left open on a page occupied by the Yeats poem 'A Dream of Death'.

For 23 years the story of her murder has not left the headlines, the victim overshadowed by Ian Bailey, the main suspect in the case, who has consistently maintained his innocence and claimed attempts were made to frame him for the crime, but who was the focus of a historic trial in absentia in Paris in 2019.  16.99 BUY NOW

VOLUNTEERTHE VOLUNTEER: THE TRUE STORY OF THE RESISTANCE HERO WHO INFILTRATED AUSCHWITZ - JACK FAIRWEATHER

In the Summer of 1940, after the Nazi occupation of Poland, an underground operative called Witold Pilecki accepted a mission to uncover the fate of thousands of people being interned at a new concentration camp on the border of the Reich. His mission was to report on Nazi crimes and raise a secret army to stage an uprising.  The name of the detention centre -- Auschwitz. It was only after arriving at the camp that he started to discover the Nazi's terrifying plans. Over the next two and half years, Witold forged an underground army that smuggled evidence of Nazi atrocities out of Auschwitz.  His reports from the camp were to shape the Allies response to the Holocaust - yet his story was all but forgotten for decades. 10.60 BUY NOW

JAMIEHEALSIPALL IN - JAMIE HEASLIP

Jamie Heaslip is one of the most decorated players in the history of Irish rugby. Over the course of a 13-year career, during which time he amassed 229 appearances for Leinster and 100 international caps, his name became synonymous with both the Irish number 8 jersey and the values that have propelled the growth of professional rugby in Ireland: diligence, professionalism and an unwavering commitment to self-improvement. Here, in a frank and stirring account of his years on rugby's frontline, Heaslip recalls the events, wisdom and personalities that helped craft his winning mindset and vault Ireland to the summit of world rugby. 12.99 BUY NOW

THREEYEARS HELLTHREE YEARS OF HELL: THE BREXIT CHRONICLES - FINTAN O'TOOLE

Three Years in Hell is the fiercely intelligent, funny and sorrowful record of a slow-motion catastrophe. At its heart is the enigma of English nationalism. 16.50 BUY NOW

IRELANDSFORGOTTEN PASTIRELAND'S FORGOTTEN PAST - TURTLE BUNBURY

Turtle Bunbury explores unexpected corners of the past to offer an informative and entertaining glimpse into 36 lesser-known tales from Irish history, from the eruption of a massive volcano in County Armagh sixty million years ago to more recent events that have made Ireland the vibrant place it is today. 17.99 BUY NOW

childrensblockTHE CHILDREN'S BLOCK - OTTOB KRAUS

Alex Ehren is a poet, a prisoner and a teacher in block 31 in Auschwitz-Birkenau, the children's block.  He spends his days trying to survive while illegally giving lessons to his young charges while shielding them as best he can from the impossible horrors of the camp. But trying to teach the children is not the only illicit activity that Alex is involved in. Alex is keeping a diary 9.50 BUY NOW


Great fiction, good to lose yourself in....

mirror and lightTHE MIRROR AND THE LIGHT - HILARY MANTEL  The long-awaited sequel to Wolf Hall and Bring Up the Bodies, the conclusion to Hilary Mantel's Man Booker Prize-winning Wolf Hall trilogy. 

England, May 1536. Anne Boleyn is dead, decapitated in the space of a heartbeat by a hired French executioner.  As her remains are bundled into oblivion, Thomas Cromwell breakfasts with the victors. The blacksmith's son from Putney emerges from the spring's bloodbath to continue his climb to power and wealth, while his formidable master, Henry VIII, settles to short-lived happiness with his third queen, Jane Seymour. Cromwell is a man with only his wits to rely on; he has no great family to back him, no private army. 19.99 BUY NOW

thousand moonsA THOUSAND MOONS - SEBASTIAN BARRY  The follow on to 'Days Without End'.  

Even when you come out of bloodshed and disaster in the end you have got to learn to live. Winona is a young Lakota orphan adopted by former soldiers Thomas McNulty and John Cole. Living with Thomas and John on the farm they work in 1870s Tennessee, she is educated and loved, forging a life for herself beyond the violence and dispossession of her past. 16.99 BUY NOW

DAISY JONESDAISY JONES AND THE SIX - TAYLOR JENKINS REID

Everybody knows Daisy Jones and the Six. From the moment Daisy walked barefoot on to the stage at the Whisky, she and the band were a sensation. Their sound defined an era.  Their albums were on every turntable. They sold out arenas from coast to coast. This is the story of their incredible rise: the desire, the rivalry - and the music.  Then, on 12 July 1979, Daisy Jones and the Six split up. Nobody knew why. Until now... 10.60 BUY NOW

BELL LAKETHE BELL IN THE LAKE - LARS MYTTING (Sister Bells Trilogy vol. 1)

Norway, 1880. Winter is hard in Butangen, a village secluded at the end of a valley.

The lake has frozen, and for months the ground is too hard to bury the dead. Astrid Hekne dreams of a life beyond all this, beyond marriage, children, and working the land to the end of her days. Then Pastor Kai Schweigaard takes over the small parish, with its 700-year-old stave church carved with pagan deities.  The two bells in the tower were forged by Astrid's forefather in the sixteenth century, in memory of conjoined twins Halfrid and Gunhild Hekne. They are said to hold supernatural powers. The villagers are wary of the pastor and his resolve to do away with their centuries-old traditions, though Astrid also finds herself drawn to him.  Then a stranger arrives from Dresden, with grand plans for the church itself. 17.99 BUY NOW

blindboyBOULEVARD WREN AND OTHER STORIES - BLINDBOY

Boulevard Wren and Other Stories is the follow-up to the bestselling Gospel According to Blindboy, and a warped mirror held up to the Irish psyche. 12.99 BUY NOW

charlie savageCHARLIE SAVAGE - RODDY DOYLE

Charlie is a middle-aged Dubliner with an indefatigable wife, an exasperated daughter, a drinking buddy who's realised that he's been a woman all along. 9.50 BUY NOW


Good, fast paced thrillers - just the solution to today's worries

 

secert cvoldTHE SECRET OF COLD HILL - PETER JAMES

Cold Hill House has been razed to the ground by fire, replaced with a development of ultra-modern homes. Gone with the flames are the violent memories of the houses history, and a new era has begun.  Although much of Cold Hill Park is still a construction site, the first two families move into their new houses. €16.99 BUY NOW

white hotTHE ACCOMPLICE - JOSEPH KANON

Seventeen years after the fall of the Third Reich, Max Weill has never forgotten the atrocities he saw as a prisoner at Auschwitz-nor the face of Dr Otto Schramm, a camp doctor who worked with Mengele on appalling experiments and who sent Max's family to the gas chambers. As the war came to a close, Schramm was one of the many high-ranking former-Nazi officers who managed to escape Germany for new lives in South America. €14.99 BUY NOW

white hotWHITE HOT SILENCE - HENRY PORTER

On a deserted road in Calabria, Greek aid worker Anastasia Cristakos is driving alone to visit one of the new refugee centres funded by billionaire Denis Hisami whom she has recently married. She slows down to greet two African migrants she recognises. Too late she realises they are not her friends.
This is an ambush.  She manages a desperate phone call to Hisami before her Mafia kidnappers silence her with a powerful drug. Hours later she wakes up in the pitch dark on a container ship, powering eastwards across the Mediterranean.  €16.99 BUY NOW

ourlittlesrueltiesOUR LITTLE CRUELTIES - LIZ NUGENT

Three brothers are at the funeral. One lies in the coffin. Will, Brian and Luke grow up competing for their mother's unequal love.

As men, the competition continues - for status, money, fame, women ... They each betray each other, over and over, until one of them is dead. But which brother killed him? 15.99 BUY NOW

fiftyFIFTY FIFTY - STEVE CAVANAGH

Two sisters on trial for murder. They accuse each other. Who do YOU believe? 16.99 BUY NOW

 

fair warningFAIR WARNING - MICHAEL CONNOLLY

Jack went on one date with Tina Portrero. The next thing he knows, the police are at his house telling Jack he's a suspect in her murder.  Maybe it's because he doesn't like being accused of a crime he didn't commit.  Or maybe it's because the method of her murder is so chilling that he can't get it out of his head. 16.99 BUY NOW

brokenBROKEN - DON WINSLOW

In six intense, haunting short novels, Don Winslow returns to the themes that are the hallmarks of his acclaimed body of work - crime, corruption, vengeance, justice, loss, betrayal, guilt, and redemption - to explore the savagery and nobility that drive and define the human condition. 15.50 BUY NOW

WALK THE WIREWALK THE WIRE - DAVID BALDACCI

A lone hunter discovers the remains of a woman in North Dakotas Badlands. She appears to have had a post-mortem performed on her reminiscent of those only seen on TV shows but this time, there was no slab, morgue or camera in sight.

The reason why Irene Cramers death merits an FBI investigation becomes rapidly clear when key questions surface about her mysterious past.  Little is known about this school teacher, where she came from or her true identity, but she clearly had something to hide. 17.50 BUY NOW

if it bleedsIF IT BLEEDS - STEPHEN KING

The sequel to The Ousider, plus 3 short novellas

Holly Gibney of the Finders Keepers detective agency is working on the case of a missing dog - and on her own need to be more assertive - when she sees the footage on TV. But when she tunes in again, to the late-night report, she realises there is something not quite right about the correspondent who was first on the scene. 17 BUY NOW

 


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