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Maura's Boy: A Cork Childhood

Kenneally, Christy

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ISBN 10: 1856351513 / ISBN 13: 9781856351515
Published by Irish Amer Book Co
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1996. Paperback. Clean copy in good to very good condition. Some light shelf wear. . . . . Books ship from the US and Ireland. Bookseller Inventory # KRF0004961

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Title: Maura's Boy: A Cork Childhood

Publisher: Irish Amer Book Co

Binding: Soft cover

Book Condition:Very Good

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This autobiography describes the first ten years of the life of Christy Kenneally, a working-class Cork northsider who lost his mother when he was five years old. The book captures the sorrow and the compensating love given by his father, Dave, his grandparents and a regiment of aunts, uncles and cousins. The life is a simple one, yet full of the adventures provided by the Lane and the Quarry, and other places in the wonderland that formed the landscape of his childhood. The picture of the city, with the lightly expressed, but fundamental schism between northside and southside, is a piece of social history dating from 1948-1958, when the city had near-full employment, and hurling and films were the preoccupation of its youth.

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