DANCE WITH DEATH Find Out More Hamilton Books Jaroslaw Piekalkiewicz, BA (1958) ‘He brings together—in a way never done before—all the different factors that influenced the capacity of Poles to save Jews and then documents the efforts made to save them despite many impediments.’ Frederic J Fleron Jr, University at Buffalo It is seventy-five years since the Holocaust, and its history continues to be the subject of research, debate and controversy. A particularly delicate issue is the question of whether non- Jews did all they could to help Jews during the war. Jarosław Piekałkiewicz examines this issue in detail as it relates to Poland, the country that experienced the harshest German occupation and was slated for permanent incorporation into the German Reich. He examines the different factors influencing the capacity and willingness of Poles to save Jews and documents the efforts made to save them despite these impediments. HELEN MABEL TREVOR, AN IRISH ARTIST ABROAD Gandon Editions Carmel Coyle, MPhil (2008) Find Out More Read an excerpt Born in Loughbrickland, Co Down, in 1831, Helen Mabel Trevor was encouraged in her love of drawing and painting from an early age. Self-taught for a large part of her life, she attended the Royal Academy Schools in London from 1877 to 1880 before travelling to France in the 1880s, to study at the atelier of Carolus-Duran in Paris. In Brittany and Normandy she painted scenes of the daily life of the local communities and spent six years living in Italy, before returning to live in Paris in 1889 until her death in 1900. She exhibited regularly at the RHA in Dublin, the Royal Academy in London and the Paris Salon and her work has been acquired by the National Gallery of Ireland and the Ulster Museum in Belfast. A richly-illustrated and long overdue biography of a significant Irish artist. HOLDING HER BREATH Penguin Books Ltd Eimear Ryan, MPhil (2013) Find Out More ‘Stylishly written, with strong female voices.’ Irish Times A young woman comes of age in the shadow of her family’s tragic past. When Beth Crowe starts in Trinity, she is shadowed by the ghost of her potential as a competitive swimmer. Free to create a fresh identity for herself, she finds herself among people who adore the poetry of her grandfather, Benjamin Crowe, who died tragically before she was born. She embarks on a secret relationship - and on a quest to discover the truth about Benjamin and his widow, her beloved grandmother Lydia. The quest brings her into an archive that no scholar has ever seen, and to a person who knows things about her family that nobody else knows.
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