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Jodi Picoult Nineteen Minutes

Nineteen Minutes – Jodi Picoult First and foremost, this is quite possibly the best book I have ever read! I was never the biggest fan of author Jodi Picoult. If I'm being totally honest, I never really gave her books a chance, deciding instead to presume that all of her books are far-fetched and unrealistic. And then I picked up Nineteen Minutes. How wrong I was! It tells the story … [Read more...]

SOMETHING FOR THE WEEKEND: THE HUNGER GAMES MOVIE REVIEW

The Hunger Games poster

Directed by: Gary Ross Starring: Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Elizabeth Banks, Woody Harrelson, Lenny Kravitz, Wes Bentley, Donald Sutherland, Stanley Tucci It’s safe to say that this is one of the most eagerly anticipated movies of the year based as it is on the first of the best selling trilogy of novels by Suzanne Collins, who acts as co-screenwriter here. Hailed … [Read more...]

SHUTTERBUG AT MARISA MACKLE’S BOOK LAUNCH

Rosanna Davison, Marisa Mackle and Alison Canavan

  Celebrating ten years as a published author, Marisa Mackle hosted the official launch of her new book, Along Came a Stork at Dubray Books on Dublin’s Grafton Street last week. A host of Marisa’s family, fans and friends, including Rosanna Davison and Alison Canavan, turned out to toast the popular Irish author and wish her continued success. For social snaps, click on the … [Read more...]

SHUTTERBUG AT THE LAUNCH OF SOUL BURGERS AT IMMA

Sharon Bacon

  Poet Christina Reihill’s new book, Soul Burgers was launched with a dramatic Druidic ceremony at Dublin’s Irish Museum of Modern Art last week. Madeline Keane, Literary Editor of the Sunday Independent officially launched the new book, which is Reihill’s second edition of poems charting her story of addiction and recovery. The launch event included a poetry recital by Reihill … [Read more...]

CECIL BEATON, THE NEW YORK YEARS

Cecil Beaton Dietrich

  Here at The Daily Update, we have a slight obsession with fashion photographers past and present. We’ve previously highlighted the talents of Patrick Demarchelier and we have a list of photographers we plan to highlight over the coming months. Today, we pay tribute to legendary Vogue fashion photographer Cecil Beaton. Sir Cecil Walter Hardy Beaton was a British fashion and portrait … [Read more...]

DIOR COUTURE BY PATRICK DEMARCHELIER

Dior Couture book 2

Renowned fashion photographer Patrick Demarchelier enlisted some of the world's most beautiful women to model Christian Dior Haute Couture’s most stunning creations for new fashion tome Dior Couture Patrick Demarchelier. With pieces from Dior’s first collection in 1947, to creations by successors John Galliano, Marc Bohan and Yves Saint Laurent, the book captures the timeless quality and … [Read more...]

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Push2

Push by Sapphire Push (or Precious, depending on which version of the book you choose) is the self-told story of Precious, a black girl living in the depths of poverty in Harlem, Manhattan with her abusive, alcoholic mother. We learn throughout that she has been raped numerous times by both parents and has not received a proper education. She is sent to an alternative school after becoming … [Read more...]

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Spirit of the Titanic

Spirit of the Titanic Ever since James Cameron made Kate Winslet fall in love with Leonardo DiCaprio on a sinking ship, I have been quite the fan of all things Titanic-related, so I was delighted to discover Spirit of the Titanic by Irish author Nicola Pierce. April 2012 marks 100 years since that fateful night when, on her maiden voyage, the Titanic hit an iceberg and sank, leaving … [Read more...]

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brightest-star

There's something irresistible about a Marian Keyes novel. Warm, witty and always astute, Keyes' tone is reminiscent of a good friend or favourite relative. That's why her books make such good Christmas gift ideas. Her most recent book The Brightest Star in the Sky is no different. Beginning from the perspective of an unknown, unnamed entity, the novel centres on the inhabitants of 66 Star … [Read more...]