Support your Local Authors this Christmas
In the spirit of shop local – support local, what better way than to buy or gift a book by a Clontarf based author this Christmas?
O’Hara’s Spar, Vernon Avenue has always supported local authors and is proud to have had many successful launches for them from their shop on Vernon Avenue.
We have compiled a selection of locally-based authors below and we encourage you to consider supporting a local author when making your book purchases this Christmas. And yes, you will see some famous authors among the Clontarf scribes!
It is with some pride that O'Hara's Spar brings you this collection of local authors some of whom find it difficult to stand out from the crowd – so please, give a boost to your local author this Christmas.
Spar Vernon Avenue is running a special promotion with each of the local authors up to Christmas- for every local author you support by buying a book we will give you a FREE Christmas card from the Cathy Christmas selection worth €3.95 to send to a friend or relative.
Peruse the list below and pop into Spar to pick up a copy or two for your stocking fillers!
LASTING SCARS by LENNY BRANDO
Accused of terrorism. Convicted by social media. Now they’re out for blood. A fascinating and gripping thriller, a real page-turner. “A well-written, fast-paced thriller.” - IWC Novel Fair
HAVE YOU SEEN THE DUBLIN VAMPIRE by Úna Woods
An extremely popular and beautifully illustrated children’s book
THE WILDLIFE OF THE BULL ISLAND by Proinsias Mac an Bheatha
A guide to the wildlife, flora and fauna of Bull Island, an invaluable guide when on Bull Island
VIEWS OF DUBLIN …AND BEYOND by Jean Shouldice
A beautiful book of Jeans paintings of very familiar Clontarf and Dublin scenes.
THE FAMILY AT NO.13 by S.D. Monaghan
A twist filled thriller with an ending that will shock you to the core…..
THE ACCIDENT by S.D. Monaghan
Sean’s extremely popular debut novel. “ How far would you go to save everything you have?”
LIFE AFTER LIFE by Paddy Armstrong
A Guildford Four memoir, Paddy’s honesty and unflinching candour lays bare his personal experience of spending 15 years in prison for a crime he did not commit. Riveting.
THE MEADOW OF THE BULL – A HISTORY OF CLONTARF by Denis McIntyre
“This publication will surely find its way into every Clontarf home" “a greatly informative book on Clontarf”
LOVE by Roddy Doyle
The ever-popular author has become an explorer of the deepest places of the heart in this publication. Enjoy old friends Davy and Joe as they try to reconcile their versions of the past.
THE WILD ATLANTIC WAY- MY WAY by Pat Twomey
At age 72 Pat decided to cycle 2500km for charity along the WAW. This book is a MUST for anyone visiting any part of the WAW. With colour route maps and an engaging daily diary.
THE WOMEN WHO RAN AWAY by Shelia O’Flanagan
Sheila needs no introduction to her many fans, and we are aware of the support she gives to many of our local authors. This publication “will keep you guessing right up until the end”.
FABULOUS FROG and the INSECT STORIES / THE ELEPHANT TREE by Cathy Dunne
Two beautifully illustrated children’s books that have proved a winner for “Story Time” all over Clontarf. A lovely gift.
THE CHILDREN of the TROUBLES by Joe Duffy and Freya McClements
The untold story of the Children Killed in the Northern Ireland conflict. An acknowledgement of and a tribute to young lives lost.
ST.ANNES THE STORY OF A GUINNESS ESTATE by Joan Ussher Sharkey
The story of St. Anne’s from conception to the modern-day and the influence of the Guinness family.
THE BOYS by Michael Harnett
The Boys is a poignant story of innocence giving way to reality but also a fun-filled celebration of what it is to be a teenage boy growing up.
100 DAYS to a YOUNGER BRAIN by Dr. Sabina BrennanMaximise your memory, boost your brain health, and defy dementia- this motivating book empowers you to make the very best decisions to look after your brain, whatever your age- by doing one small thing every day.