Aoife B. Burke

Books, Film, TV, Life and Style

Origin by Dan Brown

Doubleday Remember when The Da Vinci Code exploded onto the literary scene, with everyone from archbishops and pastors, panel TV shows and your next door neighbour weighing in on the … Continue reading

October 27, 2017 · Leave a comment

TV Viewpoint: 13 Billion Light Years from Birr, Gunpowder

Birr Castle, in Offaly, has had for a very long time an esteemed connection to space. The third Earl of Rosse, with a great amount of input from his wife … Continue reading

October 27, 2017 · Leave a comment


I’m often cynical about social media campaigns and hashtag activism, perhaps because of the knee-jerk bandwagon jumping they sometimes encourage, or how they quickly become politicised, twisted or used for … Continue reading

October 19, 2017 · Leave a comment

Oh My God, What a Complete Aisling by Emer McLysaght and Sarah Breen

Gill Books  Oh My God, What a Complete Aisling (OMGWACA) begins with our heroine in one of her most natural of habitats; at the wedding of one of her friends … Continue reading

October 13, 2017 · Leave a comment

Do Not Become Alarmed by Maile Meloy

Penguin €9.99 When I was about thirteen I was on a holiday to the US of A with my sister and father, initially to attend a family friendly conference followed … Continue reading

October 6, 2017 · Leave a comment

Good Me, Bad Me by Ali Land

Penguin Random House The end is almost nigh for holiday book recommendations. Friends in my WhatsApp group have been sharing their picks for plane/beach/bus/home-because-who-needs-a-holiday-anyway reads, the latest being Good Me, … Continue reading

September 6, 2017 · Leave a comment

Love in Row 27 by Eithne Shortall

Published by Corvus In the age of checking in online and sailing through the departures gate it takes a bit of creative artistry to wrangle a story line that allows … Continue reading

August 2, 2017 · Leave a comment