Rules, Bloody Rules

Rules, Bloody Rules

by Michael Butler
     
 

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Take a trip back in time with the author Michael Butler as he recounts his childhood adventures growing up as one of 19 children in rural Kilkenny, Ireland in the 1920s and 1930s. Follow Michael across the Irish Sea to an inhospitable Scottish town where he works on his knees eight hours a day, six and one-half days a week for two years, extracting coal from the… See more details below

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Take a trip back in time with the author Michael Butler as he recounts his childhood adventures growing up as one of 19 children in rural Kilkenny, Ireland in the 1920s and 1930s. Follow Michael across the Irish Sea to an inhospitable Scottish town where he works on his knees eight hours a day, six and one-half days a week for two years, extracting coal from the bowels of the earth-the price he had to pay to leave jobless Ireland and gain entry to the United Kingdom. And laugh with Michael at his misadventures as a waiter and cook and as the proprietor of a feed and grain shop which he later turned into a boarding house. Even his trip to New York to visit his sisters ended in a hilarious mix up.
"It's amazing! You can't go anywhere without getting into bother" said Michael's wife Francis on his return from New York. And "get into bother" he did. In Ireland, where he was born and raised; in Scotland, working deep in the coal mines; and in England, as a waiter and a cook. Whatever he had to do, he did, and he did it all laughing and smiling.

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ISBN-13:
9781460212806
Publisher:
FriesenPress
Publication date:
08/01/2013
Pages:
144
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.50(d)

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