I'm very excited by the post today on http://dublinonecityonebook.ie/ that James Plunkett's novel Strumpet City has been chosen for 'One City One Book' in April 2013. The announcement reads;
"Dublin City Public Libraries and Dublin UNESCO City of Literature are delighted to announce that the chosen book for April 2013 is 'Strumpet City' by James Plunkett. Published by Gill and Macmillan, it depicts a pivotal event in Irish social history - the mass lockout of trade unionists by employers in 1913 - and has a wonderfully memorable cast of characters - not least the city itself. One reviewer commented - "if Ulysses is Dublin's odyssey, Strumpet City is Dublin's epic"."
Great! I've been meaning to read this for a while and this is a great incentive. Nearer the date there are usually promotion copies available at a special price.