Aoife B. Burke

Books, Film, TV, Life and Style

TV Viewpoint: Portrait of a Gallery and Horizon: Dawn of the Driverless Car

IT’S HARD TO believe that 80% of The National Gallery of Ireland has been closed for six years, during the extensive, hand-wringing, extremely delicate refurbishment documented in last Tuesday’s enlightening … Continue reading

July 5, 2017 · Leave a comment

TV Viewpoint: A Plastic Whale and The Crystal Maze

A shocking news story that went viral last year was the inspiration for a one off documentary last Wednesday on Sky Atlantic. Cuvier’s whales are not regular sightings around Norway’s … Continue reading

June 29, 2017 · Leave a comment

Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman

  Harper Collins €16.99 How do you choose a book? If I want something light and romantic for a holiday I might go for one with a pastel coloured almost-abstract … Continue reading

June 27, 2017 · Leave a comment

The Girl Before by JP Delaney

Published by Quercus I can hardly remember a time before the ‘Girl’ books. You know the ones, you’ve seen them stacked on bookshop shelves the length and breadth of the … Continue reading

June 14, 2017 · Leave a comment

The Cows by Dawn O’Porter

  Harper Collins It’s been a while since so called chick lit has had its hay day, but writer Dawn O’Porter has endeavoured to launch chick lit 2.0, writing for … Continue reading

May 18, 2017 · Leave a comment

Rockadoon Shore by Rory Gleeson

John Murray (Publisher) Malachy lives in a house on a hill overlooking Rockadoon Lodge. It’s been a long time since it’s been continuously occupied, but has been temporary home to … Continue reading

March 1, 2017 · Leave a comment

Behind Her Eyes by Sarah Pinsborough

  Harper Collins   Publishers love when they chance upon a manuscript with a unique selling point, or one that could potentially ride the coat-tails created by a previous smash-hit … Continue reading

February 23, 2017 · Leave a comment