Vintage Nell: The McCafferty Reader [NOOK Book]

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Contraception, abortion, divorce, gay rights, the war with Britain. The fire has burned out, the smoke is drifting away, and we begin to see clearly now. When the next millennium comes the landscape for the young will have vastly changed … Forward to the future, sisters and brothers.' (from 'Divorce: Split Happens', 1995) Feminist, socialist, trenchant social commentator, Nell has seen and lived it all. From the early days of the civil rights movement and the revolutionary fervour of Free Derry to the bitter ...
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Overview

Contraception, abortion, divorce, gay rights, the war with Britain. The fire has burned out, the smoke is drifting away, and we begin to see clearly now. When the next millennium comes the landscape for the young will have vastly changed … Forward to the future, sisters and brothers.' (from 'Divorce: Split Happens', 1995) Feminist, socialist, trenchant social commentator, Nell has seen and lived it all. From the early days of the civil rights movement and the revolutionary fervour of Free Derry to the bitter conflict at the Garvaghy Road and the Siege of Sarajevo, she has been both a participant in and a witness to history in the making. Writing about it all in her own way, and as nobody else ever could, the force of her passionate pen has won her a place as one of Ireland's best-loved journalists. Here are moving accounts of the numbed aftermath of Bloody Sunday; of the lonely death of Ann Lovett in 1984 and of the shock of the Kerry Babies case a year later. And in excerpts from her acclaimed 'In the Eyes of the Law' series we meet Maoists, Hare Krishna monks, wife-beaters and 'adult consenting males' confronting the Dublin District Courts. Taken from sources ranging from The Irish Times, Irish Press and Sunday Tribune, to Hot Press, Kerry's Eye and Magill, Vintage Nell harvests the strange fruits of Irish social and cultural life from the seventies to the twenty-first century. It features classic accounts of the Pope's Visit in 1979 and of the 'dirty protest' of women prisoners in Armagh Prison - and sympathetic, raw, incisive cameo-portraits of Ian Paisley, Martin McGuinness, Raymond Gilmour, Bishop Casey, Mary Robinson, Winnie Mandela, Mo Mowlam and others. From the serious - 'Reservoir Prods', 'Chernobyl' and 'The Life and Death of Mary Norris - to the witty and satiric - 'Silent Night', 'Golden Balls' and 'Jukebox' (on Elvis) - Vintage Nell concludes with a poignant description of her mother Lily's death in December 2004, and showcases the best work of this prodigiously talented writer.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781843514503
  • Publisher: Lilliput Press, Limited, The
  • Publication date: 5/1/2005
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 240
  • File size: 407 KB

Table of Contents

Number seven 15
A day I spent with with Paisley 19
Our street 24
Her majesty's Derry 28
My mother's money 30
Derry's soldier dolls 32
Coat tales 40
Numbed and restless 44
Disruption day 47
Martin McGuinness : profile of a provo 51
Village in the mountains 56
In the eyes of the law 62
Persistent Maoist taken to cells 65
Bells and smells 71
Sex offender 76
Has she a black eye or anything? 79
Consenting adults 81
Armagh is a feminist issue 84
School was never like this 89
The accusing finger of a Derry supergrass 93
Referendum, part one 105
Golden balls 108
Lonely death of a pregnant schoolgirl 112
Bishop Casey : as sexual as anyone else 121
Furtive lechery 124
The Kerry babies 127
Little Richard 132
Death on the border 134
The man who fell to earth 142
Chernobyl : sentence of death 146
Every year's the same 149
The life and death of Mary Norris 152
Divorce : split happens 160
Sarajevo siege 164
Veronica Guerin 169
Jukebox 173
Farewell to Robbo 176
Race for Aras 179
Free Winnie 182
Mo Mowlam 188
Nothing to do with us 191
Reservoir prods 196
Light my fire 201
Above the law 204
Fair shares 208
Haughey's fall 211
Millennial days 214
Underneath the cloth 217
Such lovely people 220
Inismor 224
Lily 228
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