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A Long Long Way

Author : Sebastian Barry
ISBN : 9780571266838
Genre : Fiction
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One of the most vivid and realised characters of recent fiction, Willie Dunne is the innocent hero of Sebastian Barry's highly acclaimed novel. Leaving Dublin to fight for the Allied cause as a member of the Royal Dublin Fusiliers, he finds himself caught between the war playing out on foreign fields and that festering at home, waiting to erupt with the Easter Rising. Profoundly moving, intimate and epic, A Long Long Way charts and evokes a terrible coming of age, one too often written out of history. 'A stunning achievement ... Barry has written one of the most moving fictional accounts of war that surely must rank alongside those real-life testimonies of Owen and Sasson.' Sunday Tribune 'The story grips, shocks and saddens; but most importantly refuses to be forgotten.' The Times 'In darkly beautiful, inventive and evocative prose Barry tells the filthy truths of war.' Ireland on Sunday 'With disarming lyricism, Barry's novel leads the readers into a hellish no-man's-land, where the true madness of war can only be felt and understood rather than said.' Observer '[It] passionately documents a period of collective sacrifice and courage across Europe and beyond, as well as momentous political upheaval in Ireland.' Time Out 'The most remarkable shared imaginative universe in Irish writing belongs to the poet, playwright and novelist Sebastian Barry who, like an archaeologist, has slowly and deftly delved back through his myriad ancestors to let them breathe again ... A Long Long Way is a major novel ... perhaps his greatest work.' Dermot Bolger, Sunday Independent 'It is more mature, more modulated, more quietly challenging than any of his fiction heretofore, A Long Long Way therefore deserves to win for Barry a renewed attention.' Irish Times 'A deeply moving story of courage and fidelity' J M Coetzee 'Many say Sebastian Barry writes like an angel and they are right, provided they remember he is on the side of the angels that fell. He shares his longing that his heroes might roar with a horrified I will not serve. But they do serve and are destroyed. Then his sympathy overwhelms, as it does in A Long Long Way. A possessed, powerful novel.' Frank McGuinness 'This is Sebastian Barry's song of innocence and experience, composed with poetic grace and an eye, both unflinching and tender, for savage detail and moments of pure beauty. It is also an astonishing display of Barry's gift for creating a memorable character, whom he has written, indelibly, back into a history which continues to haunt us.' Colm Tobin 'The story of young Willie Dunne, caught between the competing and irreconcilable loyalties of family, faith and fatherland, is tragic - as indeed the stories of so many young Irishmen who joined up in 1914 must have been, whether they died or lived. But even more powerful is Sebastian Barry's prose, which fuses the vernacular with the poetic, in a way that is lyrical and yet entirely apt. Willie Dunne's voice, like his dilemmas, has the resonance of authenticity.' Hew Strachan, author of The First World War 'As always, I enjoyed the way in which Barry tells the Irish story from a reverse angle, from the un-easy, anti-heroic point of view. He proves once again that the artist makes the best historian, and that the tragic figures who are wrong-footed by history, provide the most compelling account of the past.' Hugo Hamilton

Great War Literature Notes On A Long Long Way

Author : W Lawrance
ISBN : 1910603082
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A new paperback edition of our popular study guide, written specially for A-Level students studying First World War literature. KEY FEATURES Detailed synopsis of each chapter in the novel Character Analysis and criticism for the main characters involved Critical Comparisons with other First World War Literature Historical references A Question of Comparisons - questions and advice Further reading suggestions

Home Is A Long Long Way

Author : Hillyer Ives
ISBN : 9781414009063
Genre : Fiction
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It has been stated many times that "Home is where the heart is." In this fresh, stirring novel, Hillyer Ives translates that to also mean "where the excitement is" or perhaps "where there is more responsibility than I care for." Thomas Marshe is a little-known man in Lubbock, Texas, a busy man with a new job, settling in a new apartment, and occasionally dating his only friend, Jean. But at a symphony concert, Thomas is suddenly bothered by two young teens who insist on calling him "Kazim." They tell him his dying mother wishes to see him, that his "ship" is orbiting high above the city at "seven kils." Convinced the two are pulling off a hoax or simply have the wrong person, Thomas dismisses the whole thing until he discovers very surprisingly he can speak in an unusual language! Things grow steadily worse and more frightening after that, until it reaches the point where his very life is threatened. Who is he? Thomas Marshe or this Kazim character? He would swear without hesitation he was Thomas. Wasn't he?

Such A Long Long Way

Author : Elizabeth A. McDonald
ISBN : 0368088138
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Such a Long Long Way ... is a family history exploring the Kennedys, Thomas Kennedy, his wife Catherine Grant and their children, who arrived in Melbourne, Victoria, in 1859. It takes the reader to Tipperary, to meet extended family, Kennedys, Grants and Gleesons. Four of the six Kennedy children wed other Irish immigrants, Ryan sisters, a McDonald and a Flynn. Eliza established her life with an Englishman called Lawler, and Annie married a German gold miner, Henry Nink.

A Long Way Home

Author : Bob Golan
ISBN : 0761830391
Genre : History
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Golan's book is an eyewitness account of some of the most important events of the 20th century. This is a fresh and engaging story of the experience of Jewish refugees in the Soviet Union and Israel as seen through the eyes of a boy.

Long Long Way To Run

Author : D. M. Read
ISBN : 9781483565439
Genre : Fiction
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Gay, Pagan, and running for office in a conservative state, Will Woodford knows he has a long, long way to run. Can he win?

It Was Indeed A Long Long Way From Tipperary

Author : Peter Norman
ISBN : 0994432135
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Maria Corrigan: Was she a convict or a free settler?

It S A Long Way From Penny Apples

Author : Bill Cullen
ISBN : 9781466820913
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Tis better to be born lucky than rich.... There are many ways to confront tragedy and hard times. Angela's Ashes, Frank McCourt's tragic--and ultimately uplifting--tale of how one man overcame adversity and found happiness in the New World is a compelling story that has touched thousands of readers. It's a Long Way from Penny Apples is another view of the Irish experience, another man's journey out of the grinding poverty that held an entire generation of Irishmen in its thrall. Poverty and its ills can rend a family apart and ruin countless lives, leaving individuals on their own to find their way, if they can, out of that despair and on to a new life. But not every family gives in to defeat. Sometimes the choice is to not leave anyone behind... and out of that love, a family can come together, using all their talents to bring all of their loved ones to a better place. Bill Cullen was lucky enough to have one such family. Born and bred in the rough inner city slums of Summerhill in Dublin, Bill was one of fourteen children. Selling on the streets from the age of six, be it fruit, flowers, newspapers, Christmas decorations, football colors, or programs, was a means of putting food on the table for Bill and his family. He finished school at thirteen to go on the street fulltime. In 1956 Bill got a job as a messenger boy for a pound a week at Waldens Ford Dealer in Dublin. Through hard work and unrelenting determination, Bill was appointed director general of the company, in 1965. Bill went on to set up the Firlane Motor Company which became the biggest Ford dealership in Ireland. In 1986 he took over the troubled Renault car distribution franchise from Waterford Crystal. His turnaround of that company into what is now the Glencullen Group is a business success story-the group now has an annual turnover of 250 million. Bill Cullen's story is an account of incredible poverty and deprivation in the Dublin slums. It highlights the frustration of a father and mother feeling their relationship crumble as they fight to give their children a better life. It's a story of courage, joy, and happiness--of how a mother gave inspiration and values to her children, saying to them, "The best thing I can give you is the independence to stand on your own feet." It's a Long Way from Penny Apples is nothing less than a modern-day Horatio Alger story, told with humor and love; a heartwarming tale of redemption and overcoming adversity by one of the most famous self-made men in Ireland At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

A Long Way From Euclid

Author : Constance Reid
ISBN : 9780486152028
Genre : Mathematics
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Lively guide by a prominent historian focuses on the role of Euclid's Elements in subsequent mathematical developments. Elementary algebra and plane geometry are sole prerequisites. 80 drawings. 1963 edition.

A Long Way Gone

Author : Ishmael Beah
ISBN : 0374706522
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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My new friends have begun to suspect I haven't told them the full story of my life. "Why did you leave Sierra Leone?" "Because there is a war." "You mean, you saw people running around with guns and shooting each other?" "Yes, all the time." "Cool." I smile a little. "You should tell us about it sometime." "Yes, sometime." This is how wars are fought now: by children, hopped-up on drugs and wielding AK-47s. Children have become soldiers of choice. In the more than fifty conflicts going on worldwide, it is estimated that there are some 300,000 child soldiers. Ishmael Beah used to be one of them. What is war like through the eyes of a child soldier? How does one become a killer? How does one stop? Child soldiers have been profiled by journalists, and novelists have struggled to imagine their lives. But until now, there has not been a first-person account from someone who came through this hell and survived. In A Long Way Gone, Beah, now twenty-five years old, tells a riveting story: how at the age of twelve, he fled attacking rebels and wandered a land rendered unrecognizable by violence. By thirteen, he'd been picked up by the government army, and Beah, at heart a gentle boy, found that he was capable of truly terrible acts. This is a rare and mesmerizing account, told with real literary force and heartbreaking honesty.

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