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It's a Long Way from Penny Apples
Bill Cullen
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Kiadó: Coronet Books
Nyelv: angol
Típus: Használt   Állapot: JóJóJóJóJó
Kiadás: 2001
ISBN 10: 0340826533
ISBN 13: 9780340826539
Méret: 13*20   Oldalszám: 459
Borító: Papír, Puha kötés
Raktáron: 1db
Szállítási idő: 1 munkanap
820Ft 656Ft
Megtakarítás: 164Ft -20%
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Bill Cullen - It's a Long Way from Penny Apples
'This life-enhancing journey from poverty-stricken hardship to opulence is full of humour, resilience and generosity. A genuine feel-good read.' -- Daily Express 'This is a racy portrait of Catholic community solidarity and a family that refused to be ground down by poverty.' -- The Sunday Times 20021117 'Refreshing, unsentimental, honest, optimistic and wise; and funny, too. This voice out of Ireland is the best one for years.' -- Libby Purves 20021117 'The story of a Dubliner reflecting with stunning honesty on his city and his past. With characters that leap off the page, it combines blunt realism with the everyday humour of Northside Dublin life. An incredible book that will soon rank as a best-seller.' -- An Taoiseach Bertie Ahern TD 20021117 'Unashamedly feel-good ... Cullen's story is an impressive one.' -- Publishing News 20020823 '... the perfect antidote to ANGELA'S ASHES ... He captures the spirit of the place with a sharp eye for detail and a quick ear for dialogue' -- Home & Country 20020823 'Uplifting' -- Dorset Evening Echo 20020823 'A fascinating read, an absorbing and compelling human story. I felt I was part of the Cullen family as they struggled in the inner city slums of Dublin, yet one is left with an abiding sense of the human spirit's ability to survive and to triumph. As Molly Darcy said, "Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, so make the most of today". This book is an inspiration.' -- Paidi A" Se. 20020823

Anyone who has read Angela's Ashes by Frank McCourt and been thoroughly depressed by it should read this wonderful autobiography as an antidote. Admittedly, Dublin in the 1940s was a pretty bleak place for the working class, and Bill Cullen's economic status as one of ten children of a dock worker living in a condemned tenement block was not one that would engender much hope for his future - but the overwhelming impression of his childhood is one that was filled with love and laughter, rather than poverty and fear. These days, Cullen is better known as a successful businessman, chairman and owner of Renault Distributors in Ireland but he writes like a dream, with a lively style and ear for dialogue which many established writers would envy. His use of the third person to describe how young Liam (as he was known) managed to break away from his humble origins through hard graft and a real talent for entrepreneurship means that he is able to describe successes without sounding boastful, such as the time he transformed hundreds of ordinary penny dolls into miniature Judy Garlands with the help of his sisters and sold them on the street at a good profit. This business savvy ran in Cullen's blood. His father may have been a dock worker, but his mother was a street seller who had learnt her trade from her mother before her. Cullen speaks with real admiration of how the two women would be up before dawn, in all weathers, to choose their wares at the wholesale market, and of how they taught him the principles of getting a good deal without making enemies. He was especially close to his grandmother, fiercely proud of her country, who would tell him stories of Irish freedom fighters and imbue in him a real sense of pride. Above all, this wonderful book - unsurprisingly already a bestseller in Ireland - is a tribute to his parents, steadfast people who put their children above all else.


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