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  • Published: 10 January 2021
  • ISBN: 9781781620571
  • Imprint: Doubleday Ireland
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 224
  • RRP: $70.00

Twilight Together

Portraits of Ireland at Home

  • Ruth Medjber



The essential book for Ireland in 2020, capturing the heart-breaking and uplifting stories that made it a year we will never forget

In March 2020, the arrival of Coronavirus in Ireland saw our world change overnight. We watched in shock as it spread throughout the world with devastating consequences. We stopped travelling, we worked from home, we celebrated birthdays, anniversaries and new arrivals via our screens. Many also had to grieve from a distance, isolated and alone.

But the pandemic also became a time of coming together, of community spirit, of small kindnesses and boundless creativity. We saw frontline workers make extraordinary sacrifices, musicians perform from their front rooms, neighbourhood bingo and open-air film screenings.

In Twilight Together Ruth Medjber has captured all of this and more. Visually stunning and deeply moving, she has photographed people all over Ireland at their front window at dusk, each with their own story to tell. Twilight Together is an extraordinary portrait of a pandemic by one of Ireland's most talented photographers and it is an important document for our times.

  • Published: 10 January 2021
  • ISBN: 9781781620571
  • Imprint: Doubleday Ireland
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 224
  • RRP: $70.00

Praise for Twilight Together

A stunning document of an extraordinary time in our lives

Irish Examiner

A moving and uplifting record of our nation's lockdown

Sunday Independent

A really lovely escape for everyone ... [It] gives us reason to keep on believing in the best part of us

Oliver Callan, Ryan Tubridy Show, RTÉ Radio One

During the first lockdown, photographer Ruth Medjber came up with the simple but effective idea to capture life through our windows. Twilight Together ... collects these striking yet ordinary portraits and illuminates a moment in history

Irish Times

Captured the mood (and hearts) of the nation

Journal.ie

Twilight Together may be a time capsule of a moment, but its execution is intimate and warm

Hot Press

A perfect tapestry of resilience in such times

Irish Independent

BEAUTIFUL ... [Twilight Together] documents how Ireland has lived since March, how we've adapted, how we've celebrated, albeit in different ways, how community has changed but flourished. Honestly, it's LOVELY

Marian Keyes

It's the sort of thing people can pick up and get joy out of every time they turn a page

Ian Dempsey, Today FM

It is beautiful and what I love about it is it really brings peoples' stories to life. It's really diverse

Louise McSharry, RTÉ 2FM

This book is so moving, and touching, and important. It reflects the true Ireland we live in ... Stunning

Róisín Ingle, Irish Times Women's Podcast

Beautifully uplifting ... Each frame tells a story of resilience and love that is at once unique and universal

Life Magazine, Sunday Independent

A beautiful book

Miriam O'Callaghan, RTÉ Radio 1

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