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Cool cigarettes
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Cool cigarettes

I have never smoked a single cigarette. No teenage rebelliousness behind the bike sheds at school, no furtive trips to the corner shop to cadge ciggies off kindly store owners.   Steve Latham   It’s not that I thought I was better than my peers at school. No, I was […]

A trapped life
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A trapped life

The Irish writer Aidan Higgins has always been a peripheral figure on Ireland’s crowded literary landscape and he remains there despite the power and eloquence of his novel, “Langrishe, go down”, first published in 1966.   Sean Sheehan   The novel is set in rural, post-Independence Ireland and concerns sisters […]