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Edna O'Brien on Compass

TV Programme Alert

ABC (Australian Broadcasting Corp.) TV last night featured an interview by Gay Byrne with Edna O’Brien. It’s riveting watching, as they clearly like and trust one another. 304 more words

News

COMPETITION WINNER ...!

THE QUESTION WAS …..Which world famous novelist became Walter Mosley’s mentor, and encouraged him to start writing?

The answer is – Edna O’Brien. She was one of his tutors while he was taking a course in creative writing at City College in Harlem, New York. 65 more words

NEWS

O'BRIEN'S FIRST NOVEL IN A DECADE SLUMPS DOWN IN ITS LITTLE RED CHAIR AFTER ATTEMPTING SHOCK AND AWE

During my wedding weekend in Lincoln in June, Lincoln castle had some very important guests. they were a segment of the 888,246 ceramic red poppies that were installed in the Tower of London in 2014. 906 more words

Book Review

Review: The Little Red Chairs by Edna O'Brien

The Little Red Chairs by Edna O’Brien

Genre: Contemporary / Historical

Publisher:  Faber & Faber

My Rating: 4/5

Synopsis: When a man who calls himself a faith healer arrives in a small, west-coast Irish village, the community is soon under the spell of this charismatic stranger from the Balkans. 901 more words

Books

Six degrees: From Year of Wonders

I’ve never tried my hand at the Six Degrees of Separation but the latest chain resulted in some creative linking by a number of bloggers. It got me thinking what connections I could find. 614 more words

Sunday Salon

Thursday NYT Crossword Puzzle -- 8/4/2016, No. 0630, Orig.Pub. June 30, 2016 

Thursday NYT Crossword Puzzle — 8/4/2016, No. 0630, Orig.Pub. June 30, 2016
Welcome back readers! I’ve taken a few weeks off from blogging about the NYTimes crossword puzzle for personal reasons, but I’m back. 443 more words

NYTimes Crossword

Sex Anxiety in 1960s Ireland

She could be fiercely passionate in their love-making, clutching his face between her hands or forcing his head back with a masculine kiss. When he embraced her he would often feel her hands wild and cruel about his neck and hair.

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Everyday Life 1960s Ireland