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Teach your children well
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Teach your children well

The trio Crosby, Stills & Nash released their second album, Déjà Vu, in 1970 and one of its memorable songs was “Teach your children well”.   Sean Sheehan   Nearly fifty years later, two books take up the theme of the song’s opening lyrics: You who are on the road […]

“La belle sauvage”
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“La belle sauvage”

If you have read and enjoyed Philip Pullman’s “His dark materials” trilogy then you surely know that – seventeen years later – his new novel in that epic story, “La belle sauvage”, was published in October.   Sean Sheehan   You have probably already devoured every page of it; in […]

Struggling on  Gerry Adams
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Struggling on Gerry Adams

Gerry Adams, 69, has announced his retirement as President of Sinn Fein – Ireland’s only all-island political party – and this historic moment in modern relations between the Republic of Ireland, Northern Ireland and Britain has been generally met with a stony silence by the powers that be.   Sean […]