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Playing with Skulls: A Dublin Childhood - WITHDRAWN FROM CIRCULATION

Playing with Skulls: A Dublin Childhood - WITHDRAWN FROM CIRCULATION
Playing with Skulls: A Dublin Childhood - WITHDRAWN FROM CIRCULATION
Playing with Skulls: A Dublin Childhood - WITHDRAWN FROM CIRCULATION
This is a book not only about the history of a heroic city, but also the story of childhood and youth, of growing up and all the magic, mystery and mayhem that entails.
Our Price: €19.95
ISBN/EAN9781908308986
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Pub. Date: April 19 2017
Author: CURTIS, MAURICE
Format: Paperback
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This is the gripping story of Dublin as seen through the eyes of a child growing up in the city. As he develops, his life becomes a tumultuous adventure, a voyage of discovery and survival through some of the most iconic areas of the city including the Liberties and Monto. Set in Dublin in the 1960s and 1970s, Mount Jerome Cemetery was his playground and skulls were his football. The saga also recounts how he and his family courageously triumph over the trials, tragedies, troubles and tribulations that beset their lives. In the process, they find themselves and their Dublin. In this book the reader will encounter some of the legends of Dublin life from Lugs Branigan, Frankie Byrne, Noel Purcell, Gay Byrne, Jimmy O'Dea, as well as famous characters of The Liberties and Monto. Maurice worked in Europe's No. 1, night club, The Zhivago, where he met the Beatles and the greats of music. This astounding story includes his many brushes with death! This is a book not only about a heroic city, but also the story of childhood and youth, of growing up and all the magic, mystery and mayhem that entails. Moreover, this charming and fascinating memoir is laced through with humour and laughter.
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