Irish–filmed shows and movies to watch out for this year
Irish–filmed shows and movies to watch out for this year

Sarah Finnan

From high fashion to hi-vis: Group Sustainability Manager at Glenveagh, Ruth Saurin
From high fashion to hi-vis: Group Sustainability Manager at Glenveagh, Ruth Saurin

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Cake decorator and baker Kyla Dempsey on her life in food
Cake decorator and baker Kyla Dempsey on her life in food

Sarah Gill

What I learned on a phone-free silent retreat in Clare
What I learned on a phone-free silent retreat in Clare

Mairead Heffron

Bodkin: The Obama-produced crime series set in West Cork
Bodkin: The Obama-produced crime series set in West Cork

Sarah Finnan

From big to small, plant pots to upgrade your favourite leafy housemates
From big to small, plant pots to upgrade your favourite leafy housemates

Megan Burns

This beautiful Georgian residence is on the market for €775,000
This beautiful Georgian residence is on the market for €775,000

Sarah Finnan

Event: Join us for a fun nature hike with Nadia El Ferdaoussi
Event: Join us for a fun nature hike with Nadia El Ferdaoussi

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Ask the Doctor: ‘I’ve developed hay fever in adulthood, is it dangerous to rely on antihistamine tablets?’
Ask the Doctor: ‘I’ve developed hay fever in adulthood, is it dangerous to rely on...

Sarah Gill

Women in Sport: Freestyle mogul skier Claire Dooley
Women in Sport: Freestyle mogul skier Claire Dooley

Sarah Gill

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Coming To A Book Club Near You


By Laura George
22nd Feb 2014
Coming To A Book Club Near You

If Oprah Winfrey were to commission a book from scratch, The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd would surely be it (and it’s not surprisingly her latest Book Club selection). It’s got all her favourite themes: slavery, oppressed women yearning to be free of their real and metaphorical shackles, period dress.

The book centres on a reluctant slave-owner, Sarah Grimke and her personal maid Handful, whose name says it all. Both struggle against the confines of their birth in early 19th century Charleston and end up leading most extraordinary, intertwined lives. The casting could be tricky on the heels of 12 Years A Slave– Lupita would make an incredible Handful- but only if she gets to be a Bond Girl or something equally unexpected in the meantime? (think Kerry Washington’s move from Hildi in Django to Olivia Pope in Scandal). Typecasting is only another form of restraint.

Laura George @lgeorge353