Ma, It's a Cold Aul Night an I'm Lookin for a Bed

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1960s Dublin: In the third installment of her real-life account of abuse, depravation and cruelty at the hands of her parents and the establishment, Martha is now sixteen; her time at the convent school is up and she leads us through her first months of freedom.

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Martha Long was born in Dublin in the early 1950s and still lives there today. She calls herself a 'middle-aged matron' and has successfully reared three children.

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"Dublin - in all its splendor and grit, poetry and profanity - is once again brought to life by Martha Long’s irresistible voice.  Her many trials and tribulations are no match for the fierce determination and wicked sense of humor she so deftly deploys.  Brew up a strong pot of tea and get ready for a wild, often dark but always inspiring ride through 1960s Ireland." --Tom Deignan, Columnis, Irish Voice, and author of Irish Americans

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