Carlo Gébler Books In Order

Novels

  1. The Eleventh Summer (1985)
  2. August in July (1986)
  3. Work and Play (1987)
  4. Television Genie (1989)
  5. Malachy and His Family (1990)
  6. Life of a Drum (1991)
  7. The Cure (1994)
  8. Murder of Bridget Cleary (1995)
  9. Frozen Out (1998)
  10. How to Murder a Man (1998)
  11. Caught on a Train (2001)
  12. 10 Rounds (2002)
  13. August ’44 (2003)
  14. The Bull Raid (2005)
  15. A Good Day For A Dog (2008)
  16. The Dead Eight (2011)
  17. The Innocent of Falkland Road (2017)
  18. I, Antigone (2021)

Collections

  1. W9 and Other Lives (1996)
  2. The Wing Orderly’s Tales (2016)
  3. Aesop’s Fables: The Cruelty of the Gods (2019)
  4. Tales We Tell Ourselves (2020)

Plays

  1. Henry and Harriet (2007)

Picture Books

  1. The Witch That Wasn’t (1991)
  2. The Base (1999)

Non fiction

  1. Driving Through Cuba (1988)
  2. The Glass Curtain (1991)
  3. Father and I (2000)
  4. Scotland (2001)
  5. The Siege of Derry (2005)
  6. Confessions of a Catastrophist (2015)
  7. The Projectionist (2015)

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Carlo Gébler Books Overview

How to Murder a Man

All histories are really murder stories…
he who murders most, wins. Written with style and a savage grace, How to Murder a Man by Irish novelist Carlo G bler, is a gripping portrayal of a largely untold part of Irish history. Inspired by true events, the novel follows land agent Thomas French, appointed to bring order to a decaying profitless estate in County Monaghan, Ulster, following the Great Famine. When he offers the poverty stricken farmers free passage to America in exchange for the rights to their land, French attracts the enmity of the local Ribbonmen?a brutal and merciless secret society?who sentence the land agent to execution. A battle of wills ensues between French and Isaac Marron, the leader of the Ribbonmen, whose attempts at bloody retribution only serve to drive a divided community still further apart. The unflinching depiction of casual violence and deep rooted prejudice has strong contemporary resonance. G bler’s lack of sensationalism in describing horrific scenes of cruelty, and his refusal to oversimplify issues, ultimately increase the impact of this story. Novelist, playwright and broadcaster Carlo G bler was born in Dublin in 1954, the son of famous Irish novelist Edna O’Brien. A graduate of York University and the National Film and Television School, G bler has directed a number of television documentaries and contributed articles to many prominent newspapers and magazines. He now lives in Enniskillen, County Fermanagh in Northern Ireland. His other works include W9 And Other Lives, published by Marion Boyars in 1998.’G bler at his disturbing best.’?The Sunday Times.

W9 and Other Lives

The characters depicted in this volume lead lives which are quintessentially modern; lonely, rootless and uncertain. These are not, however, stories of complaint or lament or melancholy. On the contrary, they illuminate and celebrate the courage and joy that are to be found flourishing in the most unlikely corners of human existence. An essential primer for the way we live today, W9 and Other Stories spans the entire globe as each story gently shifts the reader’s attention from one location to the next. A good number of them are situated in the author’s native Ireland, where possessing a keen sense of place has a special significance all of its own. Novelist, playwright and broadcaster Carlo G bler was born in Dublin in 1954, the son of famous Irish novelist Edna O’Brien. A graduate of York University and the National Film and Television School, G bler has directed a number of television documentaries and contributed articles to many prominent newspapers and magazines. He now lives in Enniskillen, County Fermanagh in Northern Ireland. His other works include How to Murder a Man, published by Marion Boyars in 1999.’G bler at his disturbing best.’?The Sunday Times’Powerfully memorable.’?Daily Telegraph

The Glass Curtain

Looks at the town of Enniskillen which is divided by the loyalties of the residents. It became the focus of national attention when a bomb exploded at the war memorial on Remembrance Sunday. The town’s efforts at reconciliation between the two communities are explored in this book.

Father and I

Carlo’s childhood was dominated by his novelist father Ernest G bler’s belief in discipline and Joseph Stalin. When the literary success of Carlo’s mother Edna O’Brien eclipsed that of her husband, their marriage ended in painful divorce. For years Carlo and his father barely acknowledged each other’s existence, until Ernest became hospitalized in 1991. Then Carlo began to explore the mysteries of his father’s life, discovering what made him the man he was.

The Siege of Derry

The Siege of Derry is one of the key flash points in the troubled history of Ireland and Britain. In 1688 William of Orange had claimed the English throne, forcing the catholic James II to flee to Ireland. From there he hoped to mount his comeback. In December of that year James’ troops attempted to take over the protestant city of Derry. To the now famous cry of ‘No Surrender’ the apprentice boys closed the city gates to James’ army and the 105 day siege begun. The besiegers effectively used cannon and mortar to shell the defenders with terrifying results and conditions became desperate as the city began to run out of food. Carlo Gebler’s book thrillingly describes both the events leading up to the siege and the heroic struggles within and outside Derry as the five month battle waged.

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