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From compelling true crime to fiction, sport and memoir: 50 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...

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Here are some some fantastic reads to escape into during the summer holidays

Here are some some fantastic reads to escape into during the summer holidays

Entertaining thriller: Arlene Hunt

Entertaining thriller: Arlene Hunt

Naoise Dolan’s witty and muscular debut ‘Exciting Times’ has already won legions of fans

Naoise Dolan’s witty and muscular debut ‘Exciting Times’ has already won legions of fans

Jeanine Cummins has rereleased A Rip in Heave

Jeanine Cummins has rereleased A Rip in Heave

Rodham by Curtis Sittenfeld

Rodham by Curtis Sittenfeld

The Guest List by Lucy Foley

The Guest List by Lucy Foley

Where The Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens

Where The Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens

28 Summers by Erin Hilderbrand

28 Summers by Erin Hilderbrand

Actress by Anne Enright

Actress by Anne Enright

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Here are some some fantastic reads to escape into during the summer holidays

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

* Our Little Cruelties by Liz Nugent * Grown Ups by Marian Keyes * Unfiltered by Sophie White * Threshold by Rob Doyle * Freedom is a Land I Cannot See by Peter ­Cunningham

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There are some fantastic reads to enjoy this summer

There are some fantastic reads to enjoy this summer

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There are some fantastic reads to enjoy this summer

* A ­Thousand Moons by Sebastian Barry