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The great escape: 50 must-read books for an Irish summer

Lazy days reading by the pool or passing the time on a long-haul flight will not be an option for many of us this year, but that does not mean we cannot escape into some fantastic reads for our summer holidays. Here are our recommendations...

Having accepted that our holidays will this year be confined to an island prone to variable weather, here are some engrossing reads recommended by our team of reviewers to enjoy in the garden when the sun does come out - or curl up with on the sofa on those rainy days.

Irish Writing

l Our Little Cruelties by Liz Nugent l Grown Ups by Marian Keyes l ­Unfiltered by Sophie White l Threshold by Rob Doyle l Freedom is a Land I Cannot See by Peter ­Cunningham l A ­Thousand Moons by Sebastian Barry l The Wild Laughter by Caoilinn Hughes