Shakespeare and Company is one of the most famous bookshops in the world but for fifty years it’s been living under false pretences. Situated on the quays in Paris, just around the corner from Boulevard St Michel and facing the side of Notre Dame, it’s been a place of pilgrimage by tourists who want to […]



by John Boland

Although the great Irish short story writer Maeve Brennan lived for most of her adult life in Manhattan, only a small section of it seemed like home to her. Writing of her alter ego, The Long-Winded Lady, she confessed that large areas of the city were “a blank to her. She knows next to nothing […]