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Motherfocl Ir

Autor: Darach O'Séaghdha
Publisher: Head of Zeus Ltd
ISBN: 178669185X
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Bestseller & Winner of the Popular Non-Fiction Irish Book Award. 'Thought-provoking, irreverent and often laugh-out-loud hilarious' Irish Independent. "Motherfoclóir" [focloir means 'dictionary' and is pronounced like a rather more vulgar English epithet] is a book based on the popular Twitter account @theirishfor. As the title suggests, Motherfoclóir takes an irreverent, pun-friendly and contemporary approach to the Irish language. The translations are expanded on and arranged into broad categories that allow interesting connections to be made, and sprinkled with anecdotes and observations about Irish and Ireland itself, as well as language in general. The author includes stories about his own relationship with Irish, and how it fits in with the most important events in his life. This is a book for all lovers of the quirks of language.

Craic Baby

Autor: Darach O'Séaghdha
Publisher: Head of Zeus Ltd
ISBN: 1788545273
File Size: 11,59 MB
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From the author of the bestselling Motherfoclóir, Non-fiction Irish Book of the Year. A TLS BOOK OF THE YEAR. What do we talk about when we talk about Irish? When we talk about saving or supporting a language do we mean the musical combination of syllables, or something more profound? How do new words enter a language, and what is the relationship between that strange dialect called Hiberno-English and its parent language? Craic Baby picks up exactly where Motherfoclóir left off and explores the very new and very old parts of the Irish language from a personal perspective. While Motherfoclóir was steeped in memory and a father-son relationship, Craic Baby hinges on the beginnings of a father-daughter relationship, and how watching a child learn to communicate changes how you think about language. Craic Baby will share more Irish words and issues connected to the language, in the same style as Motherfoclóir, but treated with greater confidence and more depth.

The Beautiful Poetry Of Donald Trump

Autor: Rob Sears
Publisher: Canongate Books
ISBN: 1838851275
File Size: 11,84 MB
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What if there's a hidden dimension to Donald Trump; a sensitive, poetic side? Driven by this question, Rob Sears began combing Trump's words for signs of poetry. What he found was a revelation. By simply taking the 45th President of the United States' tweets and transcripts, cutting them up and reordering them, Sears unearthed a trove of beautiful verse that was just waiting to be discovered. This groundbreaking collection gives readers a glimpse of Trump's innermost thoughts and feelings on everything from the nature of truth, to what he hates about Lord Sugar. And it will reveal a hitherto hidden Donald, who may surprise and delight both students and critics alike. Now with seventeen all-new poems! As we lurch deeper into the Trump presidency, this timely publication also includes Sears' scholarly footnotes and introduction, in which he excavates new critical angles and insights into the President's poetry which the casual reader might initially overlook.

The Star Factory

Autor: Ciaran Carson
Publisher: Granta Books
ISBN: 9781862071179
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This is a shaggy-dog story delivered without once drawing breath: a risky, nerve-wracking, extraordinary performance. The Star Factory of the title was an abandoned mill, full of Piranesian galleries and rusting machinery, which haunted the author as a child; roads converge on Belfast to form a stellar patter, in an ironic benediction of the city's sectarian divisions. But the Star Factory is also a place of the imagination, where history and decaying architecture are turned into stories. And this is a book about growing up in a city that is full of stories, weaving in and out of each other as Carson explores myriad cities of his native town, diving down "the wormhole of memory" into parallel worlds where religion, politics, and the sad magic of the dying shipyards and linen factories take manifold forms.

The Naked Swiss

Autor: Clare O'Dea
Publisher: Schwabe AG
ISBN: 3038690406
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In The Naked Swiss: A Nation Behind 10 Myths, journalist Clare O'Dea promises to change the way the world thinks about modern Switzerland - and give Swiss readers much to think about too. In 10 fact-based chapters O'Dea investigates positive myths of modern Switzerland (The Swiss are Rich/Brilliant/Have the Perfect Democracy) with the same sharp journalistic eye she uses to assess negative ones (The Swiss are Crooked Bankers/Xenophobic/Helped the Nazis). It is a view of Switzerland that will surprise even many Swiss readers.

A Sailor Went To Sea Sea Sea

Autor: Sarah Webb
Publisher: O'Brien Press
ISBN: 9781847177940
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A beautifully illustrated collection of nursery rhymes to treasure, and songs, poems and rhymes to share. Enjoy Irish favorites like Brian O'Linn' and I'll Tell Me Ma', classics such as My Bonnie Lies Over the Ocean' and Monday's Child', silly rhymes that every child will love like Beans', Pardon Me' and On Top of Spaghetti', as well as magical verses for children written by Oscar Wilde, Oliver St John Gogarty, James Joyce and others. Illustrated by Steve McCarthy. Age 6+.

Focl Iropedia

Autor: John Burke
Publisher: Gill & Company
ISBN: 9780717175543
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This breathtakingly exciting book discovers the Irish language as you've never learned it before! Fatti Burke's amazing illustrations and her father John's fabulous teaching bring the language alive with every turn of the page. A visual introduction to Ireland's language for young and old, you will learn your first thousand words, discover your culture and enjoy the fabulous quirks and features of your native tongue! Bringing a contemporary appeal to a classic subject, get ready to fall in love with your language. It's Irish as you've never seen it before! This is the third book from the bestselling father and daughter duo behind Irelandopedia and Historopedia, which have sold over 100,000 copies.

Little Book Of Stillorgan

Autor: Hugh Oram
Publisher: The History Press
ISBN: 0750986271
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The Little Book of Stillorgan is a compendium of fascinating, obscure, strange and entertaining facts about this vibrant suburb of Dublin. This book takes the reader on a journey through Stillorgan's and its vibrant past. Here you will find out about Stillorgan's famous sons and daughters, its churches, pubs, shops and schools, its industries and sporting heritage and its natural history. You will also glimpse a darker side to Stillorgan with a look at crime and mayhem in the district. A reliable reference book and a quirky guide, this can be dipped into time and time again to reveal something new about the people, the heritage and the secrets of this south Dublin suburb.

The Poetry Pharmacy

Autor: William Sieghart
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 1846149800
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'Truly a marvellous collection ... There is balm for the soul, fire for the belly, a cooling compress for the fevered brow, solace for the wounded, an arm around the lonely shoulder - the whole collection is a matchless compound of hug, tonic and kiss' Stephen Fry As heard on BBC Radio 4, the essential prescriptions from William Sieghart's poetic dispensary Sometimes only a poem will do. These poetic prescriptions and wise words of advice offer comfort, delight and inspiration for all; a space for reflection, and a chance to realize - I'm not the only one who feels like this. In the years since he first had the idea of prescribing short, powerful poems for all manner of spiritual ailments, William Sieghart has taken his Poetry Pharmacy around the length and breadth of Britain, into the pages of the Guardian, onto BBC Radio 4 and onto the television, honing his prescriptions all the time. This pocket-sized book presents the most essential poems in his dispensary: those which, again and again, have really shown themselves to work. Whether you are suffering from loneliness, lack of courage, heartbreak, hopelessness, or even from an excess of ego, there is something here to ease your pain. 'The book is delightful; it rightly resituates poetryin relation to its biggest and most serious task: helping us to live and diewell' Alain de Botton

The Magician S Assistant

Autor: Ann Patchett
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 9780547548791
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Sabine—twenty years a magician's assistant to her handsome, charming husband—is suddenly a widow. In the wake of his death, she finds he has left a final trick; a false identity and a family allegedly lost in a tragic accident but now revealed as very much alive and well. Named as heirs in his will, they enter Sabine's life and set her on an adventure of unraveling his secrets, from sunny Los Angeles to the windswept plains of Nebraska, that will work its own sort of magic on her.

Coming Home

Autor: Michael McCaughan
Publisher: Gill & Macmillan Ltd
ISBN: 0717171574
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‘Some part of me believed I would become a more complete person if I spoke Irish, more in tune with my roots, my identity, my very being.’ ‘A hugely enjoyable linguistic travelogue that is also a sort of love story: full of passion, lightness, but, also, commitment. McCaughan’s engaging prose is a joy to read. Discover the Sex Pistols’ connection with Cúil Aodha and many another startling fact about the Irish language. This journey towards a homecoming will touch many hearts.’ Joseph O'Connor This is the story of Michael McCaughan’s journey around Ireland and the Irish language. From a surreal start involving dedicated listening to Raidió na Gaeltachta’s death notices, to rediscovering the soul of the language through immersing himself in Phil Lynott’s music – all without becoming a Gaelbore – Coming Home will make you want to follow in his footsteps and strike out in search of the grá.

Language And The Pursuit Of Happiness

Autor: Chalmers Brothers
Publisher: New Possibilites Press
ISBN: 9780974948706
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"In this book ... you will discover a powerful new way of understanding your language, your relationships, your results and - most importantly - yourself."--Back cover.

Aussie Slang Pictorial

Autor: Andrew Howey
Publisher: Brolga Pub.
ISBN: 9781922036438
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A popular combination of Aussie Slang quotes, sayings and full colour photography make up this humorous book. Each photograph depicts and illustrates the accompanying Australian slang saying in a fun and intriguing way. Including some gems like:- Raining cats and dogs- Like a bandicoot on a burnt bridge- All alone like a country dunny- Buckly's chance- A fly in the ointmentand many more...

Gaeilge

Autor: Caoimhin de Barra
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781782189077
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Everything you think you know about the Irish language is wrong. It isn't your teacher's fault you don't speak it. Billions of euros are not spent every year on its promotion. Replacing Irish with English has not been an economic blessing for Ireland. As a historian of languages and someone who learned Irish as an adult, Caoimhín De Barra offers both academic and personal insights into Ireland's complex relationship with its national language. This book explains why most people don't learn Irish at school, where the deep hatred some have for the language comes from, and how people who want to learn Irish can do so successfully. Drawing upon the history of other minority languages around the world, De Barra demonstrates why current efforts to promote Irish are doomed to fail and proposes a radical solution for how to revive An Ghaeilge so it can again become the first language of the Irish people. Book jacket.

Dent S Modern Tribes

Autor: Susie Dent
Publisher: John Murray
ISBN: 147362388X
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Did you know that . . . a soldier's biggest social blunder is called jack brew - making yourself a cuppa without making one for anyone else? That twitchers have an expression for a bird that can't be identified - LBJ (the letters stand for Little Brown Job)? Or that builders call plastering the ceiling doing Lionel Richie's dancefloor? Susie Dent does. Ever wondered why football managers all speak the same way, what a cabbie calls the Houses of Parliament, or how ticket inspectors discreetly request back-up? We are surrounded by hundreds of tribes, each speaking their own distinct slanguage of colourful words, jokes and phrases, honed through years of conversations on the battlefield, in A&E, backstage, or at ten-thousand feet in the air. Susie Dent has spent years interviewing hundreds of professionals, hobbyists and enthusiasts, and the result is an idiosyncratic phrasebook like no other. From the Freemason's handshake to the publican's banter, Dent's Modern Tribes takes us on a whirlwind tour of Britain, decoding its secret languages and, in the process, finds out what really makes us all tick.

Madam Politician

Autor: Martina Fitzgerald
Publisher: Gill & Company
ISBN: 9780717181438
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Only 10% of those who have sat at the cabinet table in Ireland in almost 100 years have been women, totalling just 19 female politicians. Along with the two former female Presidents of Ireland, all of the living members of this exclusive club are interviewed here for the first time, collectively bringing together their voices to reveal the challenges and triumphs of getting to the top table of Irish political life. The interviewees are Mary Robinson, Mary McAleese, Máire Geoghegan Quinn, Gemma Hussey, Mary O'Rourke, Nora Owen, Niamh Bhreathnach, Mary Harney, Síle de Valera, Mary Coughlan, Mary Hanafin, Joan Burton, Frances Fitzgerald, Jan O'Sullivan, Heather Humphreys, Mary Mitchell O'Connor, Katherine Zappone, Regina Doherty and Josepha Madigan. From the battles to have their voices heard, to balancing a career with family life, dealing with various levels of sexism and an enduring focus on appearance, their personal stories are dramatic, colourful and inspiring. In opening up about how they secured a place at the top table of political life, these women give us remarkable insights into a changing Ireland. 'A fascinating and compelling read that couldn't be more timely.' Miriam O'Callaghan 'A timely and important contribution to the contemporary reflection on women's historic and future place in Irish society and public life.' Emily O'Reilly, European Ombudsman.

Homophones Visualized

Autor: Bruce Worden
Publisher: Chronicle Books
ISBN: 1452180156
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Do ewe no what homophones are? They're words that sound alike but are spelled differently and have completely different meanings—it's knot always easy to get it right. Based on his blog Homophones, Weakly, Bruce Worden's Homophones Visualized uses simple but clever graphics to help illustrate the differences between 100 pairs (or triplets or quadruplets) of words that sound alike. From beat and beet to flee and flea, baron and barren to golf and gulf, each spread contains a pair or group of homophones and corresponding illustrations that provide context for each word. Word lovers, educators, and kids all will delight in this witty and useful homophone guide to understanding which word is witch.

The Irish Insult Generator

Autor: Books Gill
Publisher: Gill & Company
ISBN: 9780717183098
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Have the craic while creating over 6 million uniquely Irish insults to mock the eejits in your life without causing ructions Has an awful shitehawk ever tried to get smart with ye? Is some useless yoke always wrecking your head? Ever wanted to eat the head off some miserable dosser? With The Irish Insult Generator under your oxter, you'll be effin' and blindin' with the best of them in no time! This gas flipbook lets you mix and match uniquely Irish insults, so the next time some awful gombeen annoys you, you can send them on their bike before you lose the

The Adventure Of English

Autor: Melvyn Bragg
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.
ISBN: 1611450071
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A history of the English language traces its evolution from a Germanic dialect around 500 A.D. to its modern form, noting the influence of such groups and individuals as early Anglo-Saxon tribes, Alfred the Great, and William Shakespeare.