Autumn/Winter 2014 Titles from Liberties Press

Liberties Press is delighted to announce the following Autumn/Winter 2014 Titles:


Flagging the Screenager

by Dr Harry Barry and Enda Murphy


Flagging the Screenager,

Dr Harry Barry and Enda Murphy two of Ireland's leading experts on mental health  outline the challenges faced by young people in today's fast-paced, technology-saturated world, and provide thorough, professional advice to parents, guardians, health practitioners and teachers on how to deal with these challenges.


Pub. Date: September | 9781909718265 | €14.99 / £12.99

Clifford & Son 

New Irish Cooking from Michael & Son

Peter Clifford

with Joe McNamee

Michael Clifford was one of Ireland’s most influential culinary innovators, until his untimely passing in 2006. His son Peter, a serious culinary talent in his own right, is determined to preserve and build on his father’s culinary legacy. With a foreword by Marco Pierre White and an introduction from food writer Joe McNamee,

Clifford & Son

 showcases dozens of Michael’s time-tested dishes, alongside some of Peter’s own elegant, mouth-watering creations.

Pub. Date: 22 September | 9781909718395 | €29.99 / £24.99

Cork Launch:

Tuesday 21 October, 6.30pm, Gately's Boardwalk Bar Grill, Lapp's Quay, Cork City.

Alternative Ulsters: Conversations on Identity

 (New Edition) 

edited by Mark Carruthers


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 | 9781909718906| €16.99/£14.99   

Missing, Presumed

by Alan Bailey

For thirteen years, Alan Bailey served as  National Coordinator for the Garda task-force 

Operation T.R.A.C.E,

 an initiative formed after the abrupt disappearance of six Irish women, in an area that became ominously referred to as "the vanishing triangle." In

Missing, Presumed

Bailey gives an insider's perspective on the efforts of the taskforce as it takes on the unsolved cases of 15 different women who disappeared, trying desperately to bring justice to their deaths and closure to the grieving families.

Pub. Date: December | 9781909718852 | €12.99 / £9.99

Best of Enemies

by Barry Flynn


Best of Enemies

Barry Flynn brings alive the exceptional story of best friends and professional rivals, Olympic medalists John Caldwell and Freddie Gilroy. Flynn depicts the colourful boxing saga of an era long gone, one that invigorated the entire generation of a 1960s Northern Ireland. Their personal story of rags to riches, to rags again, is gripping, as alcoholism rears its ugly head, and impacts both of the men's lives, and livelihood. The brutal and dramatic boxing clash between Caldwell and Gilroy in 1962 brought 16,00 people to King's Hall, and had Irish knuckles clenched to their seats to witness this legendary clash, despite the threat of atomic warfare that waged outside.

Pub. Date: November | 9781909718425 | €13.99 / £10.99

ShipRocked: Life on the Waves with Radio Caroline 50th Anniversary Edition

by Steve Conway

A new edition of best-selling music memoir to mark the 50th anniversary of the founding of Radio Caroline.

It’s a witty, revealing memoir by DJ Steve Conway about the years he spent on Radio Caroline, the pirate radio ship with a rock 'n' roll history, published alongside the release of Richard Curtis’ (Four Weddings and a Funeral, Notting Hill) brilliant film The Boat That Rocked


Pub. Date: December | 9781909718524 | €12.99 / £9.99


Sister Caravaggio


Maeve Binchy, Peter Cunningham, Neil Donnelly, Cormac Millar, Éilís Ní Dhuibhne, Mary O’Donnell and Peter Sheridan

Eight chapters, seven authors, one story...

Sister Caravaggio

is a playful, light-hearted crime caper featuring a rich cast of characters, taking the readers 

to an abbey in Kildare filled with mystery, intrigue and murder. Written by a star-studded team of authors including Maeve Binchy, Peter Cunningham, Neil Donnelly, Cormac Millar, Éilís Ní Dhuibhne and Mary O'Donnell.

"Fast, furious and frequently comic..."

Irish Independent

Pub. Date: September | 9781909718418 €12.99/£11.99

Benedict Kiely: Selected Stories (Audiobook)

Read by Jonathan White 

In the 2011 book Selected Stories, Ben Forkner gathered some of the best examples of legendary Irish writer Benedict Kiely’s work. This audiobook includes eight of the short stories from that book, chosen by Kiely’s widow, Frances Kiely and read by actor Jonathan White.

Pub. Date: September | 9781909718593 | €29.99 / £23.99

1968: Memoir and Murder

by Andrew Nugent

1968: Memoir and Murder

is a semi-autobiographical murder mystery written by crime writer Andrew Nugent (OSB), author of the bestselling The Four Courts Murder.

A fascinating fuse between a coming of age story and a riveting murder mystery, 1968 introduces us to two childhood friends Eoin and Andrew, as they embark on a hitchhiking adventure across France. A time of serious social upheaval,

the student revolution in 1968 France creates a political backdrop for a dramatic, shocking story of

 murder, fear, friendship and the climatic hunt of a young man searching for justice to find his friends killer.

Pub. Date: September | 9781909718371 | €13.99 / £10.99

Seán O’Keeffe, Liberties Press MD, says…

"Liberties Press is delighted to announce our Autumn/Winter 2014 list. The autumn has already kicked off  with a bang with cosy whodunnit

Sister Caravaggio

, a unique novel cowritten by seven well-known authors, including the late, much-missed Maeve Binchy. Algonside this is

Flagging the Screenager

, a practical guide for parents from the dream team of Dr Harry Barry and Enda Murphy, Liberties' best-selling author of 2013. Next up, Alan Bailey's

Missing, Presumed

tells the heart-rending stories of women who have disappeared in Ireland in recent years, while Mark Carruthers'

Alternative Ulsters

, the talk of Belfast last autumn, is out in a new, updated paperback edition. 

The list is rounded off by two Liberties veterans: Barry Flynn author of the best-selling biography of former world champion Bernard Dunne with

Best of Enemies,

a classic boxing yarn of friendship and betrayal from the early 1960s, and Steve Conway, with a special 50th-anniversary edition of

ShipRocked: Life on the Waves with Radio Caroline.


All of these titles will be available from good bookshops  and of course from our very own from Liberties Upstairs, which also has exclusive ranges of cards, gifts and artworks for your delectation and enjoyment.