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What to Read Next...

Are you a fan of House of the Dragon? We've compiled a list of some of the best fantasy books that will help you fill the void between episodes. There are books if you want to dense, broad worldbuilding. There are series books for those who love politics and the struggle for power, books with amazing magic systems, and of course, dragons.

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Discover Celebrity Connections with Parker Pens

Discover Celebrity Connections with Parker Pens

For over a century, Parker pens have been synonymous with elegance, reliability, and the written word. But did you know these iconic pens have graced the hands of some of the most famous people in history? From royalty to famous actors, Parker pens have played a part in countless stories. Join us as we delve into the fascinating world of celebrities and their favorite Parker pens!

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Write like a president with Cross pens

Write like a president with Cross pens

Have you ever wondered what kind of pen a president uses to sign historic legislation? Look no further than Cross pens! This renowned pen brand is favoured among many U.S. Presidents and are deemed a relic of American history, gracing the hands of presidents for decades. Read more to explore the rich history of Cross pens and the legacy they have built alongside these world leaders.

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How writing can improve your life with LAMY

How writing can improve your life with LAMY

Unleash your potential and transform ideas into action with LAMY. LAMY's premium writing pens are designed to be an extension of yourself, helping you capture every thought and inspiration with ease. Read more to find a collection of downloadable guides and templates to help you organize your goals, develop winning habits, and turn your dreams into reality.

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The Spelling Bee Final 2024

The Spelling Bee Final 2024

The Eason Spelling Bee competition is a celebrated event that brings together the best spellers from across the country to showcase their impressive spelling skills. Week 12 saw great competition and fantastic atmosphere at the grand final, where the winner of the 2024 All Ireland Eason Spelling Bee was crowned!

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The Spelling Bee Provincial Final 2024

The Spelling Bee Provincial Final 2024

The Eason Spelling Bee competition is a celebrated event that brings together the best spellers from across the country to showcase their impressive spelling skills. Week 11 saw great competition and fantastic atmosphere at the Provincial finals, where the winner of Leinster, Munster and Connacht/Ulster was crowned.

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Fourth Wing fan? Here's what to read while you wait for Onyx Storm

Fourth Wing fan? Here's what to read while you wait for Onyx Storm

If you can't get enough of Violet, Xaden and the world of Basgiath World College, here's what you should read while you wait for Onyx Storm to come out.

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Our final county finalists: Cavan and Monaghan

Our final county finalists: Cavan and Monaghan

The Eason Spelling Bee competition is a celebrated event that brings together the best spellers from across the country to showcase their impressive spelling skills. Week 9 saw great competition and fantastic atmosphere across the Cavan and Monaghan Spelling Bee finals.

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Our latest county finalists: Meath and Louth

Our latest county finalists: Meath and Louth

The Eason Spelling Bee competition is a celebrated event that brings together the best spellers from across the country to showcase their impressive spelling skills. Week 8 saw great competition and fantastic atmosphere across the Meath and Louth Spelling Bee finals.

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Our latest county finalists: Donegal, Leitrim, Sligo and Roscommon

Our latest county finalists: Donegal, Leitrim, Sligo and Roscommon

The Eason Spelling Bee competition is a celebrated event that brings together the best spellers from across the country to showcase their impressive spelling skills. Week 7 saw great competition and fantastic atmosphere across the Donegal, Leitrim, Sligo and Roscommon Spelling Bee finals.

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Our latest county finalists: Dublin, Wicklow and Kildare

Our latest county finalists: Dublin, Wicklow and Kildare

The Eason Spelling Bee competition is a celebrated event that brings together the best spellers from across the country to showcase their impressive spelling skills. Week 6 saw great competition and fantastic atmosphere across the Dublin, Wicklow and Kildare Spelling Bee finals. 

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Our latest county finalists: Mayo, Galway, Clare and Limerick

Our latest county finalists: Mayo, Galway, Clare and Limerick

The Eason Spelling Bee competition is a celebrated event that brings together the best spellers from across the country to showcase their impressive spelling skills. Week 5 saw great competition and fantastic atmosphere across the Mayo, Galway, Clare and Limerick Spelling Bee finals. 

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Our latest county finalists: Kerry, Cork & Tipperary

Our latest county finalists: Kerry, Cork & Tipperary

The Eason Spelling Bee competition is a celebrated event that brings together the best spellers from across the country to showcase their impressive spelling skills. Week 4 saw great competition and fantastic atmosphere across the Kerry, Cork, and Tipperary Spelling Bee finals. 

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Our latest county finalists: Wexford and Waterford

Our latest county finalists: Wexford and Waterford

The Eason Spelling Bee competition is a celebrated event that brings together the best spellers from across the country to showcase their impressive spelling skills. Week 3 saw great competition and fantastic atmosphere across the Wexford and Waterford county Spelling Bee finals.

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Eason Exclusive Sampler: My Favourite Mistake by Marian Keyes

Eason Exclusive Sampler: My Favourite Mistake by Marian Keyes

Beloved bestselling Irish author Marian Keyes has an exciting new book coming soon! Eason is thrilled to share an exclusive sneak peek extract from her upcoming book, My Favourite Mistake plus the chance to WIN a €150 Bluebook voucher when you pre-order your signed Eason special edition copy with exclusive content.

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Our latest county finalists: Laois, Carlow, Kilkenny

Our latest county finalists: Laois, Carlow, Kilkenny

The Eason Spelling Bee is back for its tenth year! With over 500 schools taking part in 2024, it is great to be back promoting literacy for children across the counties of Ireland. Three county finals have taken place so far. The next 3 - winners for the counties of Laois, Carlow and Kilkenny are revealed inside!

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Our first county finalists of 2024: Offaly, Westmeath and Longford

Our first county finalists of 2024: Offaly, Westmeath and Longford

The Eason Spelling Bee is back for its tenth year! With over 500 schools taking part in 2024, it is great to be back promoting literacy for children across the counties of Ireland. Three county finals for Offaly, Westmeath and Longford have taken place so far - winners are revealed inside!

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Eason Exclusive Sample Recipe from Food Pharmacy by Jess Redden

Eason Exclusive Sample Recipe from Food Pharmacy by Jess Redden

Jess Redden is a pharmacy graduate and influencer who started her online platform to educate people about supplements and mental wellbeing. Eason is thrilled to share an exclusive recipe inspired by her new book 'Food Pharmacy', A Cherry Basque cheesecake with cherry coulis. 

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Sinéad Moriarty Hopes To Inspire Young Climate Activists With Her New Book Finding Hope

Sinéad Moriarty Hopes To Inspire Young Climate Activists With Her New Book Finding Hope

We are delighted to welcome bestselling author Sinéad Moriarty to the Eason blog, inspiring future climate activists with her new childrens book Finding Hope, a novel that explores themes of loss and grief, with the story of a young girl who loses her mother. In a twist, she chooses to fill that deep hole of grief with climate action.

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A tantalising glimpse into 1930s high society - Emily Hourican introduces An Invitation to The Kennedys

A tantalising glimpse into 1930s high society - Emily Hourican introduces An Invitation to The Kennedys

We are delighted to welcome bestselling author Emily Hourican to the Eason blog to introduce her new book An Invitation To The Kennedys, a spell-binding page-turner from the bestselling author of the Guinness Girls series.

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Learn French with RO'CK - The Phrases You'll Need for the Rugby World Cup

Learn French with RO'CK - The Phrases You'll Need for the Rugby World Cup

Ross O’Carroll-Kelly is here to teach you some very useful phrases that you might need as an Irish fan travelling to France for the Rugby World Cup in September 2023. His new book Camino Royale is published on 17th of August and available to pre-order now.

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The Aisling Authors Pick Their Top Summer Reads

The Aisling Authors Pick Their Top Summer Reads

Emer McLysaght and Sarah Breen are the bestselling authors of the Aisling book series, which follows the adventures of Aisling, a country girl who moves to the big city. Here, Emer and Sarah pick their favourite suitcase-friendly reads for summer.

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Helena Duggan Introduces The Light Thieves: Search for the Black Mirror

Helena Duggan Introduces The Light Thieves: Search for the Black Mirror

Kilkenny children’s author Helena Duggan shares inspiration behind her book series, The Light Thieves ahead of the publication for the second book in the series, The Light Thieves: Search for the Black Mirror, on 3 August, available to pre order now.

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Eason Exclusive Sample Recipe from Menopause Kitchen by Rachel Graham

Eason Exclusive Sample Recipe from Menopause Kitchen by Rachel Graham

Rachel Graham, the Menopause Nutritionist, is a practicing Nutritional Therapist and Medicinal Chef with over 25 years’ experience. This week, Eason is thrilled to share an exclusive recipe from Rachel’s ground-breaking new medicinal cookbook: The Menopause Kitchen.

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Eason Bonus Content: The Wonder Brothers

Eason Bonus Content: The Wonder Brothers

Eason is delighted to share these bonus Wonder Brothers activity sheets with our young readers! 6 awesome printable activity pages full of brilliant brain games, fun craft challenges and an extra secret magic trick to dazzle and awe. 

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Celebrate Bluey Day 2023 with Eason

Celebrate Bluey Day 2023 with Eason

To celebrate the publication of the latest Bluey books, we are holding special Bluey Days in multiple Eason stores ( Arklow, Ballincollig, Cork Patrick Street, Dundrum, Dun Laoghaire, Limerick O’Connell Street, Limerick Crescent, Limerick Parkway and Newbridge) on July 8th at 11am. We will have games, prizes, goody bags and more! We are also giving you the chance to WIN a one-of-a-kind hamper, filled with Bluey goodies and merchandise. Read more to find out how.

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Eason Exclusive: Andrea Mara Introduces No One Saw A Thing

Eason Exclusive: Andrea Mara Introduces No One Saw A Thing

Andrea Mara is a renowned crime novelist from Dublin. She has written many Sunday Times Bestsellers, such as 'All Her Fault' and 'Hide and Seek'. She gives an insight into her newest book, 'No One Saw a Thing' in this Eason exclusive blog.

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A Conversation with Emily Henry

A Conversation with Emily Henry

Emily Henry is the author of #BookTok sensation bestselling romances You and Me on Vacation, Beach Read and Book Lovers. Read on as she tells us about her new book, how a fresh take on a popular trope can provide inspiration, and where Emily's own happy place is!

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Eason Exclusive: Sample Recipe from Bored of Lunch: The Healthy Air Fryer Book by Nathan Anthony

Eason Exclusive: Sample Recipe from Bored of Lunch: The Healthy Air Fryer Book by Nathan Anthony

Eason is honoured to share one of the many delicious and energy-efficient recipes from Nathan Anthony's epic new cookbook, Bored of Lunch: The Healthy Air Fryer Book. Click 'read more' to check out Nathan's mouth-watering recipe for fish tacos!

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Eason Exclusive: Joseph Murray introduces Fling

Eason Exclusive: Joseph Murray introduces Fling

Joseph Murray began writing his debut novel, Fling, when he lost his job during lockdown. Now chosen as an Eason Book of the Month, Fling is an Irish romantic comedy about Tara and Colin, a married couple who find themselves in a rut. Both turn to a controversial new dating app for those looking for anonymous affairs, but what will this mean for their marriage?

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Eason Exclusive: The Mother Q&A with T.M. Logan

Eason Exclusive: The Mother Q&A with T.M. Logan

Eason is delighted to share an exclusive Q&A session with T.M. Logan about his new book, The Mother. One night, Heather gets her children ready for bed and awaits the return of her husband Liam, little realising that this is the last night they will spend together as a family. Because tomorrow she will be accused of Liam's murder. 

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Eason Exclusive: Fran Littlewood introduces Amazing Grace Adams

Eason Exclusive: Fran Littlewood introduces Amazing Grace Adams

Eason is delighted to share an exclusive introduction from Fran Littlewood to her new novel, Amazing Grace AdamsAmazing Grace Adams tells the story of a life, a marriage, a family, set against a single north-London day. A rollercoaster ride of redemption and discovery, it's a powerful celebration of womanhood.  

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Eason Exclusive: Sample Recipe and Top Tips from Ciara Attwell

Eason Exclusive: Sample Recipe and Top Tips from Ciara Attwell

Eason is honoured to share 5 top tips from renowned food blogger, cookery writer, busy mum and founder of the My Fussy Eater brand, Ciara Attwell that will save you time and money in 2023. Plus an Eason exclusive recipe sample from The Fuss-free Family Cookbook.

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Eason Exclusive: Sinéad Moriarty introduces Yours, Mine, Ours

Eason Exclusive: Sinéad Moriarty introduces Yours, Mine, Ours

Eason is delighted to share an exclusive introduction by beloved Irish author Sinéad Moriarty to her new book which weaves a heartwarming tale about the strengths and struggles of contemporary family life. 

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Eason Exclusive: Finn Longman discusses The Butterfly Assassin

Eason Exclusive: Finn Longman discusses The Butterfly Assassin

Eason is delighted to present an insight into character creation, story and finding the right voice by author Finn Longman. Finn tells how they stumbled upon the concept for their novel, The Butterfly Assassin.

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Eason Exclusive Sampler: Joyrider by Angela Scanlon

Eason Exclusive Sampler: Joyrider by Angela Scanlon

Author, tv presenter and and host of the podcast Thanks A Million, Angela Scanlon shares her guide to tapping into your own natural super resource - joy in her refreshing new book Joyrider. At easons.com, we are delighted to share this sneak preview sample from the book wherein Angela discusses the power of desire and it's link to our ability to find happiness. 

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Eason Exclusive: Marguerite Penrose introduces her remarkable memoir: Yeah, But Where Are You Really From?

Eason Exclusive: Marguerite Penrose introduces her remarkable memoir: Yeah, But Where Are You Really From?

Marguerite's story is one of facing some big questions - Who am I? How do I live in world made for people with bodies different to mine? Why does anyone care about my skin colour? - with intelligence, humour, courage and common-sense. Yeah, But Where Are You Really From? is a captivating, wise and inspiring memoir by a truly remarkable woman and Easons is honoured to share Marguerite's exclusive introduction to the book. 

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Eason Exclusive: Louise O'Neill introduces her new novel, Idol

Eason Exclusive: Louise O'Neill introduces her new novel, Idol

Riveting, compulsive and bold, IDOL interrogates our relationship with our heroes and explores the world of online influencers, asking how well we can ever really know those whose carefully curated profiles we follow online. And it asks us to consider how two memories of the same event can differ, and how effortlessly we choose which stories to believe.

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Eason Bonus Content: Bunny vs Monkey

Eason Bonus Content: Bunny vs Monkey

The funniest fight ever is taking the world by storm!
Jamie Smart's Bunny vs Monkey children's book series, written in a comic book style is a brand new children's favourite and we're so excited to share this Eason bonus content with our Bunny vs Monkey fans!

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Eason Exclusive Sampler: Again, Rachel by Marian Keyes

Eason Exclusive Sampler: Again, Rachel by Marian Keyes

Eason is honoured to share an exclusive extract from the bestselling and beloved Irish author, Marian Keyes’ latest book Again, Rachel. Twenty-five years after the iconic, 1.5 million-copy bestseller Rachel’s Holiday burst into our lives, Rachel’s BACK! Again, Rachel is a hilarious and heartwarming tale that Marian and Rachel fans are sure to love!

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