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Adrian Kenny - The Family Business - 9781901866377 - V9781901866377
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The Family Business

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Description for The Family Business Paperback. Adrian Kenny's memoir is many things: diary of a frustrated young writer and lover; portrait of bohemian social life in 1970s Dublin; and an intimate history of the rising Catholic middle class, the advanced guard of the Celtic Tiger. Num Pages: 224 pages. BIC Classification: 1DBR; 2AB; BG; DN; DSBH; DSK. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 215 x 136 x 18. Weight in Grams: 272.

Another first in my life: at the age of thirty-one I brought a girlfriend home. Kathleen sat on the chaise longue, small legs crossed, one tiny toe resting on my mother’s lime-green pouffe, her petite nose wrinkling with distaste as she looked about our family den. Through her eyes I regarded the rusticated fireplace, the crenellation of photos above, the grey cloth donkey – creels full of real turf crumbs from the West – propped against the ormolu clock.’ The Family Business is many things: journal of a frustrated young writer and lover; portrait of bohemian social life in 1970s ... Read more

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About Adrian Kenny
ADRIAN KENNY was born in Dublin in 1945, and educated at Gonzaga College and University College Dublin. He has worked as an English teacher in Ireland and abroad, and as a freelance journalist. He is the author of The Feast of Michaelmas (novel, 1978), Arcady (stories, 1983), Before the Wax Hardened (autobiography, 1991) and Istanbul Diary (1994).

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