A tour de force of prose which captures all the poetry and drama of a child's experience of Dublin in the 30s and 40s. The author's crystal-clear recollections, recounted with sparkling humor and immediacy, and the vast array of colorful characters, combine to create an engaging and enthralling read.
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Hugh Leonard (1926-2009) was the author of numerous plays, including The Au Pair Man and The Poker Session, the screenplay for the film Widow's Peak, and TV adaptations of Great Expectations, Good Behaviour, The Moonstone, Nicholas Nickleby, and Wuthering Heights. His novelisation of his 4-part drama Parnell and the Englishwoman (BBC) won the 1992 Sagittarius Award.Review:
* 'Entrancing ... the playwright author's gift of language and apparently total recall makes his account of growing up in the thirties and forties absolutely irresistible' Sunday Telegraph * 'He has the simplicity and genius of Dylan Thomas and Brendan Behan ... If you want to look at the South Dublin working class of the thirties and forties, here it is - a childhood that anyone would envy' The Times *
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Book Description Penguin Books Canada, Limited, 1981. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 140055401
Book Description Penguin Books Canada, Limited, 1981. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0140055401