Irish Book Awards

The Personals

Some people do Sudoku, others watch Netflix. Brian O’Connell loves the classified ads.

What draws Brian to the classified ads are the compelling human stories he finds there, the unexpected twists and turns, the personalities, the curious objects, and the range of human experience waiting to be discovered.

The Personals reveals how classified ads are not just a few commercial lines of text in print or online – they can be a treasure trove of fascinating human stories; stories of love, loss, loneliness, redemption and hope.

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