As part of this year’s Roaring Twenties strand we are delighted to be hosting a 1920s Book Club hosted by RTÉ radio broadcaster Rick O’Shea with special guests Emilly Hourican and Selina Guinness.
Book Clubs from around South Dublin and beyond are invited to join this in person event where Rick O’Shea and guests discuss how books have shaped our view of what the 1920s was like using books from the reading list as examples.
The Great Gatsby by F.Scott Fitzgerald
The Glorious Guinness Girls by Emily Hourican
Carry On, Jeeves by P.G. Wodehouse
The Mysterious Affair at Styles by Agatha Christie
The Paris Wife by Paula McLain
Miss Phryne Fisher Investigates by Kerry Greenwood
Live By Night by Dennis Lehane
The Last September by Elizabeth Bowen
The event will include a Q&A session and will be live-streamed to book clubs around the country.
Emily Hourican is an author and journalist. She has published six best-selling novels including her most recent, The Glorious Guinness Girls: A Hint of Scandal set in Ireland and London in the 1920s.
Dr Selina Guinness is Lecturer in English at the Institute of Art, Design and Humanities, Dun Laoghaire. She has a strong research interest in Irish Modernism. Her publications includeThe Crocodile by the Door, a memoir about farming sheep in the Dublin Mountains.