John Connolly in Conversation with Rick O’Shea

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    Join us during Ennis Book Club Festival 2018 for a special event in which bestselling novelist John Connolly will discuss his new novel he with Rick O’Shea in an event presented in Association with the The Rick O'Shea Book Club he is an extraordinary reimagining of the life of one of the greatest screen comedians the world has ever known: a man who knew both adoration and humiliation; who loved, and was loved in turn; who betrayed, and was betrayed; who never sought to cause pain to others, yet left a trail of affairs and broken marriages in his wake; and whose life was ultimately defined by one bond of such tenderness and devotion that only death could sever it: his partnership with Oliver Hardy, the man he knew as Babe. With he, John Connolly recreates the golden age of Hollywood for an intensely compassionate study of the tension between commercial demands and artistic integrity, the human frailties behind even the greatest of artists, and one of the most enduring and beloved partnerships in cinema history: Laurel & Hardy. John Connolly was born in Dublin in 1968. He is the author of almost 30 books, including the Charlie Parker mystery series, The Book of Lost Things, and he. He divides his time between Dublin and Maine, and is mostly kind to animals, old people and small children. Rick O’Shea is a well-known broadcaster. He also run the largest on-line book-club in Ireland with over 10,000 members, and counting. This special event will include screenings of two Laurel and Hardy films. Tickets are €12/€10 conc. and are available from glór box office on 065 6843103 & from *************************** Between Friday December 1st 2017 and Friday 5th January 2018 inclusive, book these 5 events for just €55: * Book Club Favourite - Ruth Fitzmaurice – I Found My Tribe - in conversation with Mick Heaney, Fri 2nd March, 4pm * Crime Night with Liz Nugent, Julie Parsons & Andrea Carter – chaired by Clare FM’s Gavin Grace, Fri 2nd March, 8pm * 10 Books You Should Read - Jane Urquhart & Carlo Gebler chaired by Katy Hayes, Sat 3rd March, 11.30am * Rick O’Shea Book Club Special with John Connolly & Screenings, Sat 3rd March, 3.30pm * A tribute to Sebastian Barry with Sean Rocks and special guests, Sat 3rd March, 8pm To avail of this offer, tickets must be booked in person with glór, or by phone on 065 6843103. Not available online.


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