Growing Up So High: A Liberties Boyhood

Growing Up So High: A Liberties Boyhood

by Sean O'Connor

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ISBN-13: 9781444743104
Publisher: Hachette Ireland
Publication date: 09/02/2013
Sold by: Hachette Digital, Inc.
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

Seán O'Connor was born in 1938 in Francis Street in the famed Liberties of Dublin. He is the seventh of 13 children in a family whose roots in the Liberties extend to 1750. He left school at age thirteen to go to work, and eventually became a Chartered Engineer, holder of a Master's Degree in Science (Trinity College), a Fellow of the Institution of Engineers of Ireland and a Member of the Irish Bar, winning major prizes for Engineering Design on the way. He is married to Viola, lives in Dublin and is the father of five children: novelist Joseph, art-historian Eimear, singer-songwriter Sinead, psychotherapist John and music industry publicist Eoin. Growing up so High is Seán's first book.

Table of Contents

Part 1 Small Don 1

1 The Adventures of Small Don 3

2 Lady Anne's Promise 28

3 A Rare Thing to Pray For 52

4 Franner 77

Part 2 Interludes 99

5 South of France-cis Street 101

6 Boxing at Shadows 126

7 Westering Home and a Song in the Air 150

8 The Sparrow's House 174

9 Family Voices 197

Part 3 Growing Up So High 221

10 So Far the Shore 223

11 Office Boy Required 248

12 When McGee Draws His First Week's Pay 276

13 Leaving the Liberties 299

Glossary 323

Acknowledgements 333

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