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Gemma Sexton

Gemma Sexton

Dublin born and bred

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

What are you reading right now?

Villa America by Liza Klaussmann

Tell us a bit about it:

I have just started! It's for my book club.


What is your favourite book of all time?

Dracula by Bram Stoker

Tell us a bit about it:

It's beautifully written, a great adventure, written in the format of diary entries.


What book do you remember most from your childhood?

The Famous Five by Enid Blyton

Tell us a bit about it:

I loved the adventures the five experienced, and I loved collecting all the titles in the series.


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

Persuasion by Jane Austen

Tell us a bit about it:

This is my go-to favourite read. I love the characters, and the simplicity of the story arc.


What is your favourite book by an International writer?

The Buried Giant by Kazuo Ishiguro

Tell us a bit about it:

Elements of fantasy. Contains big metaphors on life and is wonderfully written.


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

Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Tell us a bit about it:

I loved the insights into Nigerian culture.


Was there a book that really changed your mind about something?

The Testament of Mary by Colm Toibin

Tell us a bit about it:

I loved the different perspective and sensitive portrayal of the biblical stories.


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The Books

We have been finding out about the books that matter to you, to grow this virtual bookshelf that represents the lives, families and culture of the people that call Dublin home. Here are a selection of some of the books that you have been telling us …

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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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