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Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Daddy Never Told Me There’d Be Days Like These …


On the occasion of the launch of DOWN THESE GREEN STREETS: IRISH CRIME WRITING IN THE 21st CENTURY (Liberties Press) at the Gutter Bookshop, Dublin (left to right): Ken Bruen, Lily Burke, Declan Burke, Eoin Colfer. Just of out shot: John Connolly, Declan Hughes, Arlene Hunt, Gerard Brennan, Jane Casey, Alan Glynn, Alex Barclay, Cormac Millar, Kevin McCarthy, Claire Coughlan, Ingrid Black, Gene Kerrigan, Dave Torrans, Tony Black.
  More to follow …
  Later: more pics from last night’s launch of DOWN THESE GREEN STREETS, these courtesy of the award-winning Bob of the Gutter Bookshop. Incidentally, anyone who’d like a multiple-signed copy of said tome should get in touch with Bob and Anne here


  (above, left-to-right): Professor Ian Ross, Arlene Hunt, John Connolly, Declan Hughes …


  … and (left-to-right): the semi-legendary and quasi-mythical David Torrans of No Alibis whilst on a jolly to Dublin, and some Ken Bruen guy who snuck in and started signing books before we could stop him …
  More to come …

5 comments:

bookwitch said...

You put yourself in the middle, leaving John Connolly out??
OK, you were only there to hold the Princess. I see. Eoin could have done that. He wants his beard pulling.

Sean Patrick Reardon said...

What a photo. I am so looking forward to your recap of the event, and more pics please! Your daughter will someday realize how truly awseome that picture is and won't it be a dandy for "show and tell" in school.

lil Gluckstern said...

You all look like you are having a wonderful time-I hope it went well.

chaussures converse said...

but in the meantime I offer for your delectation the Introduction to DOWN THESE GREEN STREETS, which is penned by no less a personage than the great Michael Connelly (right)

seana said...

It sure looks like everyone was having fun.