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Deborah Nugent

Deborah Nugent

Dublin born and bred

Where in Dublin do you live?
Where are you from?

What are you reading right now?

The Man I Think I Know by Mike Gayle.

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It’s a light-hearted, sweet story of two boys who were not likely to become friends.

What is your favourite book of all time?

The Heart's Invisible Furies by John Boyne.

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A story of Ireland in the days of old. A young girl gets pregnant and has to leave home. A sad and sometimes funny read. Lots of amazing characters along the way. Touching.

What book do you remember most from childhood?

The Famous Five by Enid Blyton.

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Lots of books about adventures.

Which of your books is battered from using over and over again?

Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck.

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It was a story of two migrant workers during the Great Depression in the USA . Very thought-provoking and moving.

What is your favourite book by an international author?

Me Before You by Jojo Moyes.

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About a young girl who becomes a carer for a wealthy young man - they fall in love.

What book do you feel depicts your own or another culture most vividly?

Tara Road by Maeve Binchy.

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A story set in Dublin - of tragedy and lost love and learning to cope with life after death.

Is there a book that changed your mind/perspective about something?

Philomena by Martin Sixsmith.

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A story of teenage pregnancy, adoption and the Catholic Church. Opened my eyes as [to] what was happening in my county when I was a child and was so unaware and protected.


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