New Novels by RSTA Members

Children of Isaac by PJ Connolly

P J Connolly's latest novel, Children of Isaac, is the story of an ordinary Dublin family set against the turbulent background of the 1916 Rising in Ireland.  The e-book version is now available for download on Amazon.

Pounding, Praying, Playing  by Dr Liam McNiffe.

"Retired teacher and principal of St Patrick's College, Cavan, Dr. Liam McNiffe has written what many of us thought about but never actually got around to, a factual account of his days in a no-frills boarding school. There is nothing sanitised and nothing sensationalised in this book. The details of sounds and smells, the confusion and uncertaintly, the small triumphs and disappointments of our youth and the setting of these against the background of the events of the time - it's all there!  It is an unusual and fascinating piece of writing, vividly recalling the early 1970s, fashion, music and the Northern troubles as they impinged on the life of the adolescent author.  It is an absorbing study of teenage life, a social history of a changing Ireland told with an engaging combination of humour, irony and sensitivity,  It is a very entertaining read."

Available at  Price €20 (plus P&P) or by contacting the author at Williamstown, Kells, Co Meath. (046 9240718)

 Read about the author:   About_the_Author.pdf    View the book cover: Cover.pdf

The Pensioner by Pierce Purcell

Tipperary RSTA Branch member, Pierce Purcell has written and published a crime novel entitled "The Pensioner".  Pierce is a former ASTI President (1973/74).  The book is available online on various websites including Amazon and also as an e-book on Kindle and Kobo. The Paperback version will be available in bookshops in the near future. Pierce says "I imagine it may appeal to some teachers, especially retired ones"!