B format paperback (198mm x 130mm)
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Bernard O’Donoghue reads ‘Connolly’s Bookshop’
Bernard O’Donoghue’s poetry collection The Seasons of Cullen Church (Faber, 2016) is lyrical and observant, an elegiac lament, beautiful so often, riddled with memories of a childhood spent near Cork.
Bookshops were very much part of Bernard’s youth, a journey to Cork often only a pilgrimage to visit them. Connolly’s Bookshop in the centre of the city had fought many commercial battles; it closed in 2014, a casualty of a changing world that made less sense of local community.