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Ireland was too small for Ginger Coffey. No matter how hard he tried to get on, he just ended up as a glorified errand boy. That was why he emigrated to Canada with his wife and daughter. But even there his manifold talents were slow to be recognized. By the author of "The Colour of Blood".From the Back Cover:
Ireland was too small for Ginger Coffey. No matter how hard he tried to get on, he just ended up as a glorified errand boy. That was why he emigrated to Canada with his wife and daughter – certain that there, his manifold talents would be recognised.
By the time he has spent the passage money home, and a top newspaper job has turned out to be nothing more than reading proofs for a pittance, Ginger is ready to try anything. Even driving a van delivering fresh nappies to Montreal's young mothers – and collecting the dirty ones. After all, it is only temporary… and things can't get any worse… can they?
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Book Description Penguin Books, 1978. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110140021159
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