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Lillikins

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Re: Belfast Authors.
« Reply #30 on: August 02, 2007, 10:27:38 PM »
M  was it Sam McAughtry that wrote that  wee book on how NORN IRON people speak?

Christopher

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Re: Belfast Authors.
« Reply #31 on: November 26, 2007, 11:03:37 AM »
"Ireland's Other Poetry: Anonymous to Zozimus" edited by Hector McDonnell and John Wyse Jackson has recently been published by the Lilliput Press.. Price:  Ä25.00 (hardback) ISBN:  978 184351 122 9 

This book which contains more than three hundred illustrations by Hector McDonnell is certain to become an essential reference work and companion for anyone who is interested in Irish writing, culture, or social life down the years, or anyone who seeks the words of a favourite comic verse.

Hector McDonnell, the youngest son of the thirteenth Earl and Countess of Antrim, was born in 1947 in Belfast and raised at Glenarm in Co. Antrim. He is one of Irelandís most acclaimed artists. He has written and illustrated several books, including "The Wild Geese of the Antrim MacDonnells" and a prizewinning edition of "The Night That Larry Was Stretched." His "Life and Work of Lord Mark Kerr - a Regency surrealist fantastical artist" will be in bookshops shortky as well as an illuminated volume about St Patrick.

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Re: Belfast Authors.
« Reply #32 on: November 28, 2007, 02:45:07 PM »
Don't forget Jack Higgins O0
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Christopher

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Re: Belfast Authors.
« Reply #33 on: November 29, 2007, 04:17:17 AM »
Don't forget Jack Higgins O0

Harry Patterson wasn't born in Belfast.

He's a Geordie from Newcastle upon Tyne although he was reared in Belfast. 

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Re: Belfast Authors.
« Reply #34 on: November 30, 2007, 03:47:16 PM »
Hi Christopher, Dana, was born in London but she still sang for Ireland. so I suppose it's a case of, "If a cats born in a kennel, it doesen't make it a dog" if that hasn't confused the issue, nothing will! ;D
The biggest lie I ever told was when I said "I never told a lie"

Christopher

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Re: Belfast Authors.
« Reply #35 on: November 30, 2007, 05:01:08 PM »
Hi Christopher, Dana, was born in London but she still sang for Ireland. so I suppose it's a case of, "If a cats born in a kennel, it doesen't make it a dog" if that hasn't confused the issue, nothing will! ;D

It was probably London's Irish quarter ... she was raised in Derry and is as Irish as they come O0

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Re: Belfast Authors.
« Reply #36 on: December 01, 2007, 05:33:22 PM »
You're right Christopher, just like Jack! ;D
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Re: Belfast Authors.
« Reply #37 on: December 02, 2007, 10:58:08 PM »
Lillikins, I was born a few doors from Mary and was at her last book-signing.

Lillikins

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« Reply #38 on: December 02, 2007, 11:01:41 PM »
Hi Ya Bhoy - so yer originally from Lr. Clonard St then - are ya still in Belfast now though?
I would have loved to have got down to one of Marys Book Signings. She has written some great stories and I am half way thru her latest one which came out in October. It's very good  O0

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Re: Belfast Authors.
« Reply #39 on: December 02, 2007, 11:05:17 PM »
Many thanks, Lillikins. No, Mary was, like myself, born in Spinner Street.

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Re: Belfast Authors.
« Reply #40 on: December 02, 2007, 11:10:01 PM »
M  was it Sam McAughtry that wrote that  wee book on how NORN IRON people speak?


Not sure, perhaps you may be thinking of John Pepper the Belfast Telegraph reporter.

Lillikins

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Re: Belfast Authors.
« Reply #41 on: December 02, 2007, 11:26:39 PM »
My mistake Bhoy - I should have said Spinner St.  ::)
So wasn't it the Dolphin chippy at the corner of your street and the Falls.

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Re: Belfast Authors.
« Reply #42 on: December 02, 2007, 11:35:13 PM »
Spot on, Lillikins, it was, indeed, the Dolphin, which was owned by Johnny Reid. Many a time I occupied one of its cubicles, gorging myself on its delicious fish and chips.

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Re: Belfast Authors.
« Reply #43 on: December 02, 2007, 11:40:27 PM »
Yeah me too  :P Happy days they were  O0

Lillikins

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Re: Belfast Authors.
« Reply #44 on: December 02, 2007, 11:41:51 PM »
We will be getting told aff Bhoy for going off the Thread here on the subject of Belfast Authors  :( ;)