Irish Studies

Jonathan Jeffrey Wright – Author Insights

To coincide with May's Free Read Friday - here are some author insights from Jonathan Jeffrey Wright on his book The ‘Natural Leaders’ and their World: Politics, Culture and Society in Belfast, c. 1801–1832.   1. What prompted you to write this book? The ‘Natural Leaders’ and their World is based on my doctoral research, which focused on … Continue reading


Tara Martin López – Author Insights

This month, The Winter of Discontent by Tara Martin López is our chosen #FreeReadFriday title. Learn more about the book below through our chat with the author, before it's available to download free this Friday (7th of October).  Tara Martin López is Professor of Sociology at Peninsula College.* 1. What prompted you to write this book? I first heard of … Continue reading


Iain Whyte – Author Insights

Here are the author insights behind our current #FreeReadFriday title, Zachary Macaulay 1768-1838 The Steadfast Scot in the British Anti-Slavery Movement straight from author, Rev Dr Iain Whyte. 1. What prompted you to write this book? During my research for my earlier book Scotland and the Abolition of Black Slavery 1756-1838  I came across Zachary Macaulay, who rates a mention in few … Continue reading

Modern Languages

Celia Britton – Author Insights

We have our next #FreeReadFriday coming up, so here is our Q&A with Celia Britton ahead of the day. Read on to find out what you can expect from Celia's book, Language and Literary Form in French Caribbean Writing which will be available to download free for 24 hours on Friday 6th of November! 1)       What prompted you to write this … Continue reading