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It's a Long Way from Penny Apples Audio Cassette – Audiobook, 7 Nov 2002
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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)
A rattling good yarn from Bill Cullen. It is a story of inner-city Dublin long since gone - which will provoke a heartfelt "Thank God" from those who experienced it. It is a story of happiness and sadness, of triumph and disappointment, and of inventiveness and ingenuity in a never-ending quest to earn a living to keep a large family in the basic necessities of life. (Gay Byrne)
Unashamedly feel-good . . . Cullen's story is an impressive one. (Publishing News)
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. (Páidí Ó Sé.)
. . . 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)
Refreshing, unsentimental, honest, optimistic and wise; and funny, too. This voice out of Ireland is the best one for years. (Libby Purves)
Uplifting (Dorset Evening Echo)
This is a racy portrait of Catholic community solidarity and a family that refused to be ground down by poverty. (Sunday Times) --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
A very warm, funny, affectionate tale of growing up in Dublin in the 50s and 60s - a true-life rags to riches with all the appeal of a family saga. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.See all Product description
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I lived true those years and remember Dublin in the Good Old Days.
His whole book too good to be true, I knew a lot of the people in the book, indeed Bang Bang from Inchicore used to hop off the No.21
bus in Thomas Street and come into my office for a cup of tea.
I became interested in knowing more about Bill Cullen after living in Dublin for 9 months and watching the "Irish Apprentice".
The book is a bit slow at first. I must have missed the first reference to Bill being referred as "Liam", that took me many pages to get the link.
But the book gets a lot better as he gets older and there is quite a bit of Irish history in there; it's interesting to read how Dublin has changed over the years.
Not the best book in the world, but still a very worthwhile read, especially if you have any connection with Ireland.
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