The Runts of the Litter was self published in the summer of 99 under the pseudonym Austen Breaffa. It was rejected by most publishers in Ireland and England, until A & A Farmar published it in Autumn of 2000. 

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A & A Farmar: The publishers



The Runts of the Litter is a novel by Dublin writer Garret Baker published by A & A Farmar books and available at their web site. This page is a cover page leading to their adres. The book has been positively reviewed by Brendan Kennelly, the Big Issues, and Trinity News. It is about to be launched in Dublin and other reviews will hopefully appear at a later stag.
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