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  • Paperback: 496 pages
  • Publisher: HarperCollins; New edition edition (1 Aug. 2001)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0006479243
  • ISBN-13: 978-0006479246
  • Product Dimensions: 17.8 x 3.3 x 11.1 cm
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,523,044 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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'When you invest in a Frank Delaney novel you get more than your money's worth.' Daily Mail. 'A blockbuster with a purpose.' Times Literary Supplement. 'He certainly knows how to use bleak material to shocking and (perhaps shocking to say) entertaining effect.' Financial Times. 'A wonderful writer.' The Times. 'Delaney writes in a near documentary style: his words know they are tools.' Financial Times

From the Back Cover

"In Belfast, in 1942, lived Belle, a mill-girl with a gift. Every morning at work, she enthralled people with the story of the film she saw last night. In her apron and turban-tied headscarf she climbed on the table of the spinning room in Rufus Street, and dramatised, in her own sharp accent, the passions of Hollywood. With her wide eyes and her wit, and her hands weaving gestures like a magician casting spells, she pierced the overcast of their long, dirty workdays."

So both begins and ends Frank Delaney's magnificent 'Telling the Pictures' and in between there is death and drama and humour, all the fabric of life. And, above all, the love story of Belle MacKnight and Gene Comerford, a Protestant girl and a Catholic boy caught amidst the hatred and passion that racks their land.

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is the best story teller I have read 17 July 2014
By B. BROWN - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
Frank Delany, hands up and down, is the best story teller I have read. Couldn't put it down, as with all his books. I recommend listening to the books he has recorderd also, after reading them--he is such a marvelous reader!!!
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