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Credit: Fennel Photography

Credit: Fennel Photography

Credit: Fennel Photography

Credit: Fennel Photography

The Dublin One City One Book choice for this year is Tatty by Christine Dwyer Hickey.

Dublin One City One Book chooses one book connected with Dublin every year, and encourages city residents to read it during the month of April. Led by Dublin City Libraries, this annual project is a Dublin City Council initiative which brings readers together to collectively discover a book and consider their city through a new lens.

First published in 2004, Tatty was shortlisted for Irish Novel of The Year 2005, listed as one of the 50 Irish Novels of the Decade at the Irish Book Awards 2010 and was nominated for the Orange Prize (now the Women’s Fiction Prize). Set in the 1960s and 1970s, it depicts a troubled Dublin family, as told by the young girl at the heart of it. The specially printed edition for Dublin One City One Book features an introduction by Dermot Bolger.

Dublin One City One Book usually includes a series of free events in libraries, museums, theatres and galleries throughout the month, but this year will be a little bit different due to the ongoing situation with COVID-19.

While we’ll miss the events that had been scheduled, we’re still so excited to follow through with the most important part of the initiative - reading the book!

Read along with us and share your thoughts using #OCOBclub.

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We want to hear about the books that matter to you. Tell us about your most cherished books, what you’re reading right now, your favourite book from your childhood, and the books that make up the story of your life. Share your recommended reads and take part here

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