Current Books

Being There

A lively and informative collection of travel memoirs from the 1970s and 1980s from Jean and John Dillon.

The Lockdown Papers

A miscellany of satire, reflection and analysis of Irish life over five decades, as originally published in Irish newspaper columns.

Scent Eucalyptus by John Dillon

The Scent of Eucalyptus

A roguish coming of age novel, and a snapshot of a world on the cusp of change, as a young Oxford graduate travels to Africa.

The Lockdown Papers is available as a paperback and ebook from most international bookshop websites, see:

Ireland:  Books Upstairs  / Waterstones  /  UK:  Foyles of London / W.H. Smith
USA:  Barnes and Noble  /  Germany:  Schweitzer   /   Australia:  Booktopia
International:  The Book Depository   /   /  /  Abe Books

Ask in person for a copy at your local bookshop, which will get it for you by special order through Gardners suppliers,
or request a special, signed edition directly from the author by writing to:

Academic Books

On The Lockdown Papers:
“A witty and well written book”

– John Bruton

On The Lockdown Papers:
“A delightful pot pourri, at times idiosyncratic but written with old-style elegance.”.

– Maurice Manning

On The Scent of Eucalyptus:
“Wonderfully observed. Ethiopia … as landscape and history, is solidly ‘there’.”

– Seamus Heaney

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