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UCD Library Collection Spotlight: UCD Library Staff Picks

A monthly online and print display highlighting our collections

Library Staff Selections

UCD Library staff pick some personal reading that is quietening, engages the reader's internal voice and
is more for reading pleasure than academic advancement.

Deirdre Ohle

Josh Clark

Laura Zaliene

Andrew Slattery

Ros Pan

James Molloy

Etain Deenihan

Kate Manning

Marta Bustillo

Meadhbh Murphy


Joe Nankivell

Maolsheachleann O’ Ceallaigh

Frank Bouchier-Hayes

Currently, there is a read along of the novel to coincide with the manner in which it was initially published in monthly instalments from March 1836 until November 1837:

Clare Murnane

 A tv adaptation created by Bruce Miller is currently airing on Hulu starring Elisabeth Moss, the trailer is available here. 

There is a wonderful profile of Margaret Atwood in the New Yorker here.


Mark Tynan

"Robert Harris's historical thrillers are usually great reads and his Cicero trilogy will probably be remembered in time as his masterpiece. Shortly to be adapted for the stage by the Royal Shakespeare Company and for television by the BBC, the trilogy brings to life the last years of the republic of Ancient Rome, seen through the eyes of the great orator and writer Cicero, and his loyal assistant Tiro. The trilogy shows the frailty of democratic institutions when set against ego, ambition and populism. "

Diarmuid Stokes

Susan Boyle