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curlew cottage 60x60cm oil on canvas €1450
One City One Book
Do you have this where you are? It’s where the city choose a book to read and lots of events are put on relating to it. It’s like a city wide book club for one month (April) and this year’s book is Strumpet City.
‘Strumpet City’ by James Plunkett. Published by Gill and Macmillan, depicts a pivotal event in Irish social history – the mass lockout of trade unionists by employers in 1913 – and has a wonderfully memorable cast of characters – not least the city itself. One reviewer commented – “if Ulysses is Dublin’s odyssey, Strumpet City is Dublin’s epic”. The same reviewer is of the opinion that if anyone is seeking the Great Irish Novel – they need look no further.
I am really enjoying the book although finding it hard to get the 550 pages read before out bookclub meet next Wednesday!
Here’s a clip from the series made of the book with the amazing David Kelly playing “Rashers Tierney”