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Reading about the lives of others can be a hugely important act. A good biography stirs empathy and reminds us of our common humanity. From brilliant historical biographies to modern tales of glamour, from sports stories to the lives of our greatest artists and musicians, there’s something for everyone here at LitVox.

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Did Ye Hear Mammy Died?


Séamas O’Reilly’s mother died when he was five, leaving him, his ten brothers and sisters and their beloved father in their sprawling bungalow in rural Derry. It was the 1990s; the Troubles were a background rumble (most of the time), and Séamas at that point was more preoccupied with dinosaurs, Star Wars and the actual location of heaven than the political climate.

Did Ye Hear Mammy Died? is a book about a family of argumentative, loud, musical, sarcastic, grief-stricken siblings, shepherded into adulthood by a man whose foibles and reticence were matched only by his love for his children and his determination that they would flourish. It is the moving, often amusing and completely unsentimental story of a boy growing up in a family bonded by love, loss and fairly relentless mockery.

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This Sporting Life - The Best Sport Biographies

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