Diana Athill charmed readers with her prize-winning memoir Somewhere Towards the End, which transformed her into an unexpected literary star.
Author: Diana Athill
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
“An invitation to sit a spell with an intractable and witty friend.” —New York Times Book Review What will you remember if you live to be 100? Diana Athill charmed readers with her prize-winning memoir Somewhere Towards the End, which transformed her into an unexpected literary star. Now, on the eve of her ninety-eighth birthday, Athill has written a sequel every bit as unsentimental, candid, and beguiling as her most beloved work. Writing from her cozy room in Highgate, London, Diana begins to reflect on the things that matter after a lifetime of remarkable experiences, and the memories that have risen to the surface and sustain her in her very old age. “My two valuable lessons are: avoid romanticism and abhor possessiveness,” she writes. In warm, engaging prose she describes the bucolic pleasures of her grandmother’s garden and the wonders of traveling as a young woman in Europe after the end of the Second World War. As her vivid, textured memories range across the decades, she relates with unflinching candor her harrowing experience as an expectant mother in her forties and crafts unforgettable portraits of friends, writers, and lovers. A pure joy to read, Alive, Alive Oh! sparkles with wise and often very funny reflections on the condition of being old. Athill reminds us of the joy and richness of every stage of life—and what it means to live life fully, without regrets.
Light voices Praise him with the timbrel and dance : And she wheeled a
wheelbarrow through streets wide and narrow , All voices Cryin ' , " Cockles and
mussels , alive , alive , oh ! " Low voices She was a fishmonger , and faith ! ' twas
Author: Wilhelmina Genevava Hedde
This speech manual is designed to develop listening and speaking skills and to explain the uses of communications devices. Discussions are presented of the fundamentals of communication as well as the preparation and delivery of speeches in various situations.
She wheeled her wheelbarrow Through streets broad and narrow , Crying , '
Cockles and mussels , alive , alive , oh ! Alive , alive , oh ! Alive , alive , oh !
Crying , ' Cockles and mussels , alive , alive , oh ! ' MOLLY MALONE - MAUREEN
Author: Katie Donovan
Publisher: Bloodaxe Books Limited
Dublin has been called the centre of the paralysis of the Universe, the second city of Empire, Scandaltown, Strumpet City, a series of accidental encounters, the largest village in Europe, the ﬁshy home of Molly Malone, and - occasionally - the capital of Ireland. Although Dublin has had a history that encompasses a huge range of human experience, Dublines is not a conventional historical presentation of the city's fascinating character, it is more a series of pictures and a choir of voices that together form a complex portrait of the city - from its venomous wit to its instinctive warm-heartedness, from its sick congestion to the expansive visions and statements of many of its sons and daughters. Questions implied in Dublines include: To what extent is Dublin still a little London? Is it in some ways a post-colonial parody of a genuine Irish city? Is it severed from the rest of Ireland, smugly unaware in its conscious and unconscious egotism, condescending even when its mediocrity is obvious? Or has it a character all its own?This anthology has been compiled not in a spirit of judgement but in a spirit of fair-mindedness. In other words, readers of this book will, when they've read it, have their own view of Dublin through the ages and the rages, the poverty, power, opulence, elegance, ugliness, congestion, gossip, disease, beggary, nightmares, revolutions and renewals of the city. Stodgy chronology is bypassed and a system of contrasts and comparisons, startling affinities and shocking oppositions is used to let the pictures and voices of Dublin have their say. The structure of the book reﬂects the relentless, scintillating talk, chat and gossip of the city. Here are Dublin's voices of the centuries: novelists, poets, talkers, dramatists, historians, wanderers, anecdotalists, tourists, short story writers and chroniclers of all kinds. Dublin is a city that produces and cherishes its famous characters; but the most enduring character of all is Dublin herself.Every Dub is Dublin's leading authority on Dublin. To avoid arguments, neither of the editors of Dublines is from Dublin (but both have lived in the city for most of their lives). Brendan Kennelly, a Kerryman, is one of Ireland's best-known poets and Professor of Modern Literature at Trinity College Dublin. Katie Donovan, poet, critic and Dublin journalist, is from Wexford. First word on this book from a Dub friend of theirs: 'Sure, what would a pair o' culchies know about Dublin? Yez are only a pair of blow-ins.' Read on for their answer...
You ' re alive , ” Sparrow says . Cock Robin sings : “ Alive , alive , oh ! Alive , alive
oh . Crying cockles and mussels , Alive , alive , oh . She died of a fever . And no
one could save her . " That ' s what happened to sweet Molly Malone , ” he says ...
Author: H. Nigel Thomas
Publisher: Tsar Publications
Fiction. Afro-Caribbean Studies. When at age 51, Joshua Eclair--victim of a pygmalianism gone awry--emerges from amnesia in a hospital in Montreal, he must explore what makes him want to erase his identity, and must undertake the process of exorcising what has brought him to this pass. This is the gripping story of a man's search for sanity set in the fictional Caribbean Isabella Island and the various places Joshua has fled to: Montreal, New York, Tallahassee, London, Paris and Madrid. This is a finely accomplished novel about a very modern predicament: the malformed dysfunctional identity in the global village. H. Nigel Thomas immigrated to Canada from the Caribbean Island of St. Vincent. He has been a teacher with the Protestant School Board of Greater Montreal, and professor of American literature at Universite Laval. He resides in the Montreal suburb of Greenfield Park.
Author: Fleur Robertson
Publisher: Bord Failte
This collection of 40 of the best-loved songs of Ireland includes not only the words and music but, colour photographs and paintings, the lives of the songwriters and the legendary and historic routes of the songs. Other books by Fleur Robertson include 'A little Bit of Ireland', 'A Rich and Rare Land' and 'A Treasury of Scottish Verse'.
Author: Irene Maddox
Publisher: Globe Pequot Press
This enduring collection of more than 110 campfire songs - complete Z99 words scores and guitar chords