Autumn/Winter 2013 Title Announcement


Liberties Press is delighted to announce the following Autumn/Winter 2013 Titles:


The Kaiser: The Inside Story of Ireland’s Secret Billionaire by Liam Collins

The Kaiser is the inside scoop on the life and career of Dermot Desmond, an Irish businessman and financier, ranked by the Sunday Independent as the seventh richest person in Ireland. Award-winning journalist Collins charts the deals that made Desmond a billionaire, as well as the political and professional scandals that followed in his wake.

Pub. Date: November | 9781909718005 | €17.99/£14.99

Something of Myself and Others by Mary Kenny

Mary Kenny, one of Ireland's most prolific authors, broadcasters and journalists, has assembled a refreshing collection of essays that are sometimes funny, often poignant, and always sharply perceptive. Her reflections touch on memorable events in her life, absent friends - including Maeve Binchy - and her experience as primary caregiver to her husband, Richard.

Pub. Date: October | 9781907593826 | €14.99/£11.99

The House of Pure Being by Michael Murphy

As a broadcaster, psychoanalyst, and best-selling author Michael Murphy is a much-loved public figure. The honesty displayed in his acclaimed memoir At Five in the Afternoon captured the hearts of the nation, and his sequel The House of Pure Being will do the same, sharing his observations on writing, art, language, love, family and friendship.

Pub Date: September | 9781907593987 | €14.99/£12.99

Alternative Ulsters: Mark Carruthers in conversation with… Ed. by Mark Carruthers

In Alternative Ulsters, BBC NI broadcaster Mark Carruthers conducts a series of engaging and insightful interviews with well-known figures from Ulster on what it means to be from that province. Interviewees include Seamus Heaney, Ian Paisley, Martin McGuinness, Liam Neeson, Mary Peters, Kenneth Branagh, Gerry Adams, Marie Jones, Stephen Rea Bernadette McAliskey, Simon Callow, and Jennifer Johnston, among others.

Pub Date: October | 9781907593956 | €24.99/£22   

Teacher, Soldier, Spy: A Journey into the Dark Heart of the Global War on Terror by Tom Clonan

From Dublin to Beirut, Guantanamo Bay to Iraq – and all the way back – bestselling author Tom Clonan takes the reader on a very personal journey through the global war on terror. The book deals with a variety of themes including death, mayhem and murder, loss of loved ones, fear of flying and the hazards of having four children and a dog!

Pub. Date: October | 9781907593963 | €14.99/£12.99

Where the Streets Have 2 Names: U2 and the Dublin Music Scene, 1978-1980 by Patrick Brocklebank, Ed. by Sinead Moloney

Where the Streets Have 2 Names is a celebration of U2, an iconic Irish band, revealing previously unseen photographs from their early days, as well as untold stories. In documenting the vibrant music and cultural scene in Dublin at that time, the book is also a superb evocation of the Dublin of thirty years ago. A must-have for all U2 fans and music lovers.

Pub. Date: November | 9781907593574 | €24.99/£22

Gilroy was good for Guinness by David Hughes

My Goodness, the discovery of Guinness' lost advertising campaigns! This is the first, fully-illustrated biography of the legendary John Gilroy, the man behind so many of the Guinness campaigns we still remember today. Foreword by Jim Gilroy and introduction by Rory Guinness.

Pub. Date: September | 9781907593994 | €29.99/£24.99

The Little Book of Christmas Memories: Stories from some of Ireland’s best-loved writers

Nostalgic, heart-warming, festively fun, but at times bittersweet, The Little Book of Christmas Memories is an anecdotal collection of stories looking back at Christmases past. Contributors include Roddy Doyle, Christine Dwyer Hickey, John Boyne, Sinead Moriarty, Colum McCann, Claire Keegan and Dermot Bolger.

Pub. Date: November | 9781907593109 | €14.99/£12.99

From The Press Box: Seventy Years of Great Moments in Irish Sport by Peter Byrne

In From the Press Box, Peter Byrne gives the reader a ringside seat to the key sporting clashes of the past seventy years, beginning with the Republic of Ireland's historic match against England at Dalymount Park in 1948 and ending with the crowning of Kilkenny as All-Ireland hurling champions in 2012.

Pub Date: November | 9781909718159 | €17.99/£14.99   


The Ballad of Mo & G by Billy Keane

A gritty black comedy from a talented writer, this is an unconventional love story and an insight into the bleak landscape of post-boom Ireland.

‘Dark, often disturbing and utterly absorbing. In The Ballad of Mo & G, Billy Keane has entered a tough world and handled it with great skill and humanity. It is also a love story for our time.’ Christine Dwyer Hickey

Pub. Date: September | 9781907593970 | €13.99/£11.99

Travelling Companion by Virginia Gilbert

A taut psychological thriller, Travelling Companion is a study of how ordinary people commit appalling acts, and how horrific actions can grow from the most trivial of misunderstandings. Virginia Gilbert is a BAFTA-nominated, award-winning writer and director in film, television and radio.. Her debut feature film as writer-director, starring Brenda Fricker and James Fox, will be released in the UK in 2013. Travelling Companion is her first novel.

Pub. Date: September | 9781909718135 | €13.99 / £11.99

Seán O’Keeffe, Liberties Press MD, says…

‘We are delighted to announce our best-ever autumn/winter list, including the usual mix of newsworthy non-fiction, notably Liam Collins' biography of Dermot Desmond, The Kaiser; a stunning debut novel from filmmaker Virginia Gilbert, Travelling Companion; Billy Keane's superb new novel The Ballad of Mo and G; and Teacher, Soldier, Spy, Tom Clonan's follow-up to Blood, Sweat and Tears, the sleeper hit of last autumn.

The list is rounded off by Mark Carruthers' Alternative Ulsters, in which leading politicians, sportspeople, actors and other public figures explore their Ulster identity; Gilroy was good for Guinness, an attractive giftbook featuring numerous never-before-seen artworks from the iconic Guinness advertising campaigns of yesteryear; and The Little Book of Christmas Memories, featuring heart-warming stories from the cream of Ireland's writing talent. There really is something for everyone from Liberties this autumn.’

And that's not all, check out the covers!