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Borstal Boy

Borstal Boy ebook ISBN: 1409065391
Publisher: Random House
Author: Brendan Behan
Number of Pages: 384 
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'I have him bitched, balloxed and bewildered, for there's a system and a science in taking the piss out of a screw and I'm a well-trained man at it.' So writes Brendan Behan, poet, writer and literary legend, of the episode that coloured his life. Arrested in Liverpool as an agitator for the IRA, he was tried and sent to reform school. He was sixteen years old. The world he entered was brutal and coldly indifferent. Conditions were primitive, and violence simmered just below the surface. Yet Brendan Behan found something more positive than hate in Borstal: friendship, solidarity and healing flashes of kindness. Extraordinarily vivid, fluent, and moving, this is a superb and unforgettable piece of writing. Borstal Boy was adapted into a film in 2000.

Borstal Boy

Borstal Boy ebook ISBN: 9780573606212
Publisher: Samuel French, Inc.
Author: N.A
Number of Pages: 117 
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The autobiography of Irish writer and poet Brendan Behan. It focuses on his life in reform school, following his arrest as an IRA activist.

Borstal Boy

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Author: Brendan Behan (dramaturge).)
Number of Pages: 379 
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Educ Borstal Boys Ils 204

Educ Borstal Boys Ils 204 ebook ISBN: 113626616X
Publisher: Routledge
Author: Erica Stratta
Number of Pages: 240 
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First published in 1998. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Borstal Boy

Borstal Boy ebook ISBN:
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Author: Gerald Byrne
Number of Pages: 144 
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L'autobiographie irlandaise

L'autobiographie irlandaise ebook ISBN: 2841334554
Publisher: Presses universitaires de Caen
Author: N.A
Number of Pages: 320 
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Donner ses lettres de noblesse à l’autobiographie irlandaise, encore méconnue en France, et dégager sa spécificité est l’ambition commune des articles des quatorze spécialistes réunis dans cet ouvrage. À travers dix-huit œuvres majeures, leurs contributions étudient les différents aspects du genre autobiographique : gaélique (Tomas O’Crohan, Maurice O’Sullivan, Peig Sayers), politique (Sean O’Casey, Brendan Behan, Bobby Sands, Conor Cruise O’Brien), littéraire (William Carleton, William Butler Yeats, Louis MacNeice, Elizabeth Bowen), populaire (Franck McCourt) et subversif (Flann O’Brien, Sean O’Faolain), tout en explorant la manière spécifique dont s’articulent la voix commune, ou voix de la communauté, et la voix singulière. Cet ouvrage, complété par une bibliographie critique sur le genre autobiographique en général et sur l’autobiographie irlandaise en particulier ainsi que par deux listes, chronologique et alphabétique, des autobiographies irlandaises publiées de la fin du XVIIe siècle à nos jours, s’adresse à des spécialistes autant qu’à un public curieux du genre autobiographique et de la culture irlandaise des XIXe et XXe siècles.

Borstal Boys

Borstal Boys ebook ISBN: 0953947386
Publisher: Abshott Publications
Author: David Clarke
Number of Pages: 264 
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The story portrays a remarkable change that took place, in the life of David when he was 20 years old, on the night of the 16th January 1970. His brother Michael was left untouched. This story was originally published under the title Converted on LSD but this edition has been specially written for prison inmates. These brothers influenced each other during, the 50’s & 60’s, and resulted in both David and Michael serving time in prison. David was sent to Dover Borstal, and Michael Maidstone Prison, for charges of malicious wounding, and carrying a firearm without a license. The story speaks in detail, of all the significant events in David’s life, from being a child through to the time of his conversion to Christ, and then recounts the consequent difficulties that he experienced, as he tried to follow the way of Christ. This led David to make a confession to the Police about his 24 crimes, and the recovery of much stolen property. The story appeared as news headlines in the Bucks Herald on 11th February, 1971 and led to a remarkable conditional discharge. It was believed, by many of Aylesbury’s criminal world, that Dave had gone mad after taking LSD, or the story was an ingenious plan devise by David to prevent him from being sent to prison again, for crimes against society. This was not the case as the story will tell.

The Education of Borstal Boys

The Education of Borstal Boys ebook ISBN:
Publisher: London : Routledge & K. Paul ; New York : Humanities P
Author: Erica Stratta
Number of Pages: 228 
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Borstal Boy 3

Borstal Boy 3 ebook ISBN: 9781796973723
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Author: Linda Pow,Michael Freeman
Number of Pages: 41 
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A Smashing TimeChapter 3The governor who everyone called "Peter the Poof" came over and I was marched into an office on the Ones and sentenced to 28 days on punishment for attempting to escape. "Fucking hell I'm going to die" I thought. After breakfast we double marched downstairs again out onto the yard and ran round until the block screw called "Go to blocks" indicating a vacant block for Miles and I. On the block was a big club hammer and as the other boys had already started to smash up rocks from the pile in between the blocks I began smashing them too. I looked over at Miles and he looked at me with an expression that said. "Look what you have got me into" and then went back to smashing rocks.HospitalChapter 9 In the morning I awoke and looked around the padded cell and discovered that indeed that every inch of it was padded, the walls, the floor the table, the chair and all the furniture was fixed into place and that there was a plastic chamber pot bowl and jug. There was no bell ringing so I got up had a piss that took me ages then got back into the warm comfortable bed and went back to sleep. I was awoken by my cell door being opened and boy brought a tray into my cell and placed it on the padded floor. "Breakfast" he said and the hospital screw shut the door.

Irish Writing London: Volume 2

Irish Writing London: Volume 2 ebook ISBN: 1441124284
Publisher: A&C Black
Author: Tom Herron
Number of Pages: 184 
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The presence of Irish writers is almost invisible in literary studies of London. The Irish Writing London redresses the critical deficit. A range of experts on particular Irish writers reflect on the diverse experiences and impact this immigrant group has had on the city. Such sustained attention to a location and concern of Irish writing, long passed over, opens up new terrain to not only reveal but create a history of Irish-London writing. Alongside discussions of MacNeice, Boland and McGahern, the autobiography of Brendan Behan and identity of Irish-language writers in London is considered. Written by an internal array of scholars, these new essays on key figures challenge the deep-seated stereotype of what constitutes the proper domain of Irish writing, producing a study that is both culturally and critically alert and a dynamic contribution to literary criticism of the city.

Pint-Sized Ireland

Pint-Sized Ireland ebook ISBN: 1466852283
Publisher: Macmillan
Author: Evan McHugh
Number of Pages: 288 
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One man's tour of Ireland on tap; a rollicking travelogue in the tradition of Round Ireland with a Fridge and McCarthy's Bar. "Regret" is the word that best describes Evan McHugh's first taste of Guinness. For an Australian raised on Vegemite, Ireland's black brew is very much an acquired taste. But the travel-writer is committed to acquiring it. Determined to discover exactly what makes a pint of Guinness so legendary, he crosses the Emerald Isle in search of his answers. But in sampling pints as he goes, McHugh soon realizes that in each town, and at every pub, someone always says that the best glass of Guinness is to be found . . . . somewhere else. In his comedic and sentimental journey, McHugh and his companion, Twidkiwodm (the-woman-he-didn't-know-he-would-one-day-marry), hitch around Ireland, meeting unforgettable characters. He goes rowing with a German bagpiper on the lakes of Killarney, windsurfing with a one-armed man in Dingle, survives an encounter with poteen and even finds his own bar . . . but keeps searching for the perfect pint. As entertaining as it is informative, Pint-Sized Ireland is both a hilarious travelogue and thoughtful diary. McHugh's comedic voice swiftly moves in and out of pubs, peering into froth-rimmed pints, and leading readers to question: So does he ever find the perfect pot of black gold? Those who have rested upon the barstools of Ireland, who have sought the famed "perfect pint of Guinness," realize that perfection rests in more than just the taste. McHugh captures the visceral experience of Guinness and Ireland in a warm memoir that's perfect to savor. International Praise for Pint-Sized Ireland "McHugh's idea of traveling is one continuous pub crawl . . . an entertaining homage to the black brew." ---The Age (Australia) "McHugh's writing style is intelligent, quirky, and conversational. The result is a consummately easy to read book, amusing and engaging. It'll make you want to go in search of your own perfect pint." ---Adventure Travel "This is a lovely book, well written, full of humorous anecdotes and works both as a travelogue and as a guide to drinking in Ireland. One of the real joys of this book is the way that the author captures the nuances and syntax of the way the people speak (‘"Rooit", said the pub-landlord, ‘in ye coom"'). After a few pages you find yourself falling into this yourself and by the time you finish the book you will have developed a full-blown Irish accent."---www.bootsnall.com

The Boy Who Talked to Dogs

The Boy Who Talked to Dogs ebook ISBN: 1629148806
Publisher: Skyhorse
Author: Martin McKenna
Number of Pages: 240 
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When Martin McKenna was growing up in Garryowen, Ireland, in the 1970s, he felt the whole world knew him as just “that stupid boy.” Badly misunderstood by his family and teachers, Martin escaped from endless bullying by running away from home and eventually adopting—or being adopted by—six street dogs. Camping out in barns, escaping from farmers, and learning to fend for himself by caring for his new friends, Martin discovered a different kind of language, strict laws of behavior, and strange customs that defined the world of dogs. More importantly, his canine companions helped him understand the vital importance of family, courage, and self-respect—and that he wasn’t stupid after all. Their lessons helped Martin make a name for himself as the “Dog Man” in Australia, where he now lives and dispenses his hard-earned wisdom to dog owners who are sometimes baffled by what their four-legged friends are trying to tell them. An emotional and poignant story seasoned with plenty of Frank McCourt–style humor, The Boy Who Talked to Dogs is an inspiration to anyone who’s ever been told he or she won’t amount to anything. It’s also a unique, fascinating look into canine behavior. In these pages, Martin shows how modern life has conditioned dogs to act around humans, in some ways helpful, but in other ways unnatural to their true instincts, and how he has benefited enormously from learning to “talk dog.”

Pit of Shame

Pit of Shame ebook ISBN: 9781904380214
Publisher: Waterside Press
Author: Anthony Stokes
Number of Pages: 192 
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'I know not whether Laws be right, Or whether Laws be wrong; All that we know who lie in gaol Is that the wall is strong; And that each day is like a year, A year whose days are long.' Oscar Wilde (The Ballad of Reading Gaol) This unique work looks closely at the life and times of Reading Gaol prison during the period that Oscar Wilde was a prisoner there. The book also contains a number of new insights concerning Wilde's classic poem, The Ballad of Reading Gaol, and offers fresh information about Oscar Wilde. Written by senior prison officer Anthony Stokes, Pit of Shame is based on upwards of ten years research and familiarity with the very fabric of Reading Gaol. It also tells of notorious and famous prisoners such as Thomas Jennings, Amelia Dyer (the 'Reading Baby Farmer') and actor Stacey Keach; examines the many hangings that took place at Reading over the years, including that of Trooper Charles Thomas Wooldridge — the 'C. T. W.' of Wilde's ballad; lists the chain of events that led to the rejection of capital punishment by the UK; and mentions the escapes, brutality, and corruption that took place. Anthony Stoke's compelling account outlines the rich and diverse history of this most famous of English prisons and tells of its many different and intriguing uses over the years, before Reading Gaol's modern-day reincarnation as an innovative and progressive young offender institution. There are chapters on internment in the wake of Ireland's Easter Rising, Reading's role as a local prison and borstal correctional center, and its use by the Canadian military for 'invisible prisoners.' All this is enhanced by fascinating period detail from archives, newspapers, and records. The appendices include a list of all executions at Reading Gaol, the historic Dietary Requirements, and Prison Rules. The 16 pages of illustrations include photographs and drawings of the prison and the hand-written entry in the Visiting Committee book concerning an ill-fated petition by Oscar Wilde to the Home Secretary; as well as that in the Execution Log for Charles Thomas Wooldridge.

Juvenile Injustice

Juvenile Injustice ebook ISBN: 9781564322142
Publisher: Human Rights Watch
Author: Yodon Thonden,Human Rights Watch Children's Rights Project,Binaifer Nowrojee,Human Rights Watch/Africa
Number of Pages: 155 
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Use of deadly forces

A Kick Against The Pricks

A Kick Against The Pricks ebook ISBN: 1448110610
Publisher: Random House
Author: David Norris
Number of Pages: 416 
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David Norris is one of Ireland’s most popular, colourful and charismatic public figures. Not a man to shy away from controversy, he has spent most of his adult life challenging the establishment, whether as a leading campaigner for gay rights, a passionate conservationist, an unconventional academic and Joycean scholar, a brilliant raconteur, or, since 1987, a fiercely independent Senator and outspoken defender of human rights. Born in the Belgian Congo to an English father, who died when he was six years old, and an Irish mother, who died when he was twenty-one, David has been a Dubliner all his life, and the city of Ulysses remains one of his great passions. He spear-headed the revival of Georgian Dublin, particularly through his campaign to save North Great George’s Street, where he has lived for the last thirty-five years. But it is David Norris’s campaign to decriminalize homosexuality that will stand as his major legacy. Over a long sixteen years, he fought a difficult battle to overturn the Victorian law, finally winning a historic victory in the European Court of Human Rights in 1988. David’s decision to run for President of Ireland in 2011 was not lightly taken, but it proved to be the most bruising period of his life. His popularity and the public affection in which he is held saw him quickly established as the front-runner. However, a sustained and hostile media campaign forced him out of the race; although he re-entered it in the autumn, the momentum had been lost. In these pages, David Norris reveals for the first time the full, no-holds-barred story of his presidential campaign, and of how he recovered from the turmoil. A Kick Against the Pricks is a brilliant, deeply revealing autobiography, a remarkable journey from the margins to the centre of Irish society.

Seasons of Mists

Seasons of Mists ebook ISBN: 1503501396
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
Author: Vivienne Loranger
Number of Pages: 472 
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When Arthur Clegg, an ex POW on the Burma Railway, returned from the war, he was a changed man. His wife, whom he did not like, and his son he had never seen, was soon to bear the brunt of his deranged mind. When their second child’s life ended in tragedy, who was to blame? And how was their life to continue?

Best Man

Best Man ebook ISBN: 1472539303
Publisher: A&C Black
Author: Carmel Winters
Number of Pages: 96 
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This bold new play from award-winning playwright Carmel Winters deals with the near-taboo topics of sex, power and parentage within modern relationships. Set in the intoxicating height of the boom and, finally, the sober fall of the bust, Best Man prompts a public reckoning of our most private struggles as questions of power within the family are examined with scorching insight. Following the nationwide success of the high-profile B for Baby tour by the Abbey Theatre, this world premiere is the second major work from one of Ireland's most exciting writers. Best Man will run at the Everyman, Cork from 21 – 29 June and then at the Project Arts Centre, Dublin, from 16 – 27 July.