Book Reviews

We welcome enquiries from publishers, and are always interested in hearing about forthcoming volumes. Contact Reviews Editor Kevin Garstki at if you are interested in reviewing a publication, or have a volume you would like to have reviewed in the journal.

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Well Dreams: Essays on John Montague. Edited by Thomas Dillon Redshaw. Creighton University Press, 2004.
Reviewed by James Liddy [ HTML -29kb- | PDF -32kb- ]

Ireland and Postcolonial Theory. Edited by Clare Carroll and Patricia King. University of Notre Dame Press, 2003.
Reviewed by Andrew Kincaid [ HTML -41kb- | PDF -66kb- ]

How Celtic Culture Invented Southern Literature. By James P. Cantrell. Pelican Publishing Company, 2006.
Reviewed by Michael Newton [ HTML -46kb- | PDF -65kb- ]

The Sea. By John Banville. Knopf: New York, 2005.
Reviewed by Matthew Brown [ HTML -35kb- | PDF -41kb- ]

The Boghole Boys. By Gabriel Fitzmaurice. Cork: Marino, 2005.
Reviewed by Robert Archambeau [ HTML -35kb- | PDF -45kb- ]

Lords of Battle: The World of the Celtic Warrior. By Stephen Allen. Oxford: Osprey Publishing, 2007.
Reviewed by Bryan Hanks [ HTML -32kb- | PDF -43kb- ]

Celtic Presence: Studies in Celtic Languages and Literatures: Irish, Scottish Gaelic and Cornish.. Łódź: Łódź University Press, Poland, 2005.
Reviewed by Emily McEwan-Fujita ( HTML -43kb- | PDF -64kb- )

British Political Parties and National Identity: a Changing Discourse 1997-2010. By Pauline Schnapper. Newcastle: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2011.
Reviewed by Peter C. Grosvenor ( HTML -43kb- | PDF -46kb- )

Celtic from the West: Alternative Perspectives from Archaeology, Genetics, Language and Literature. Edited by Barry Cunliffe and John T. Koch. Oxford: Oxbow Books, 2010.
Reviewed by Kevin Garstki ( HTML -26kb- | PDF -45kb- )

The Child in British Literature: Literary Constructions of Childhood, Medieval to Contemporary. Edited by Adrienne E. Gavin. Oxford: Palgrave Macmillan, 2012.
Reviewed by Sara Gerend ( HTML -28kb- | PDF 43kb )

Conquest and Land in Ireland: The Transplantation to Connacht, 1649-1680. By John Cunningham. Oxford: Suffolk, UK: Royal Historical Society Publications/Boydell Press, 2011.
Reviewed by Matthew C. Reilly ( HTML -28kb- | PDF 48kb )

Gablánach in scélaigecht: Celtic Studies in Honour of Ann Dooley. Edited by Sarah Sheehan, Joanne Findon and Westley Follett. Four Courts Press, 2013.
Reviewed by Raymond J. Cormier ( HTML -24kb- | PDF 57kb )

Wayfaring Strangers: The Musical Voyage from Scotland and Ulster to Appalachia. By Fiona Ritchie and Doug Orr. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2014.
Reviewed by Michael Newton ( HTML -38kb- | PDF 84kb )

Celts in the Americas. Edited by Michael Newton. Sydney, Nova Scotia: Cape Breton University Press, 2013.
Reviewed by Michael Hornsby ( HTML -17kb- | PDF -48kb- )

The Presbyterians of Ulster, 1680-1730. By Robert Whan. Woodbridge, Sussex, England: The Boydell Press, 2013.
Reviewed by Peter Gilmore ( HTML -22kb- | PDF -73kb- )

Ireland, India and Empire: Indo-Irish Radical Connections, 1919-64. By Kate O'Malley. Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2018.
Reviewed by Daniel Leach, ( HTML -23kb- | PDF -57kb- )