Looks Like Rain

Author: Damian Corless

Publisher: The Collins Press

ISBN: 1848898150

Category: Nature

Page: 224

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The name the Romans gave to Ireland was Hibernia, which means ‘Land of Winter’, and cold feet may have been a factor in their decision to leave the Irish to their own devices. The weather is our main topic of conversation and has done its bit in shaping our character. This lively overview shines a light on incidents when the weather – generally bad – changed the course of Ireland’s history. Along the way it takes in those years – and there were quite a few – when the sun really didn’t shine. We learn how Oliver Cromwell, invincible in war, most likely caught his death from a Cork mosquito. The Irish climate created the heavy soil that made the potato flourish in Ireland like nowhere else, with disastrous consequences. David Lean came to Ireland fully intending to give the County Kerry weather a starring role in his film Ryan’s Daughter. He didn’t make another film for fourteen years. Our professional forecasters still hedge their bets by predicting four seasons in one day – and still often get it laughably wrong. But there are sunny stories too, such as how, in 1973, the brooding Antrim weather produced one of rock music’s greatest album covers, and how the Irish legend of the crock of gold at the rainbow’s end came about. Remarkably, Ireland’s weather has remained the same moderate mixed blessing since the Romans left.
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Hopscotch and Queenie-i-o

Author: Damian Corless

Publisher: The Collins Press

ISBN: 1848895976

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 286

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Before the 1970s flipped the switch to colour, Irish children ere raised in a world of black, white and an awful lot of grey. But kids, being kids, found endless ways to have fun. Do you remember Dáithí Lacha, Radio Caroline and holidays in Butlin’s Mosney? Then this is the book for you! Damian Corless takes us on a tongue-in-cheek trip down memory lane to the age of Let’s Draw With Bláithín, instant mashed potato and ‘Yellow Submarine’. Set against a backdrop of the space race and the miniskirt, this is a delightful celebration of the days we thought would never end (and some we’re glad are gone forever).
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From Clery's Clock to Wanderly Wagon

Author: Damian Corless

Publisher: The Collins Press

ISBN: 1848898819

Category: History

Page: 224

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Kerrygold butter. The Dublin Spire. The Buntús Cainte booklet. The DeLorean sports car. All of these things are an indisputable part of Irish history, yet never quite made the school curriculum. Damian Corless uses his trademark wit to trawl through our past and capture fleeting moments on the way to modern Ireland. Old reliables like the Angelus Bell, the Aran sweater, the shillelagh and the Jack Charlton mug spring fresh surprises. This is a seriously entertaining ramble through an alternative history of Ireland that you weren’t taught at school. Also by this author: Looks Like Rain: 9,000 Years of Irish Weather
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Family Herald

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Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

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The Daily Telegraph Book of the Tour de France

Author: Martin Smith

Publisher: Aurum Press Limited

ISBN: 1781310351

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 360

View: 7025

DIV A man, a bike and the open road. What could be simpler? Certainly not the Tour de France, the annual travelling circus which for more than a century has been the ultimate test of sporting endurance.There’s been pain. There’s been joy. There’s been death. There’s been derring-do of mythic proportions. There’s been cheating. There’ve been drugs. There’ve always been drugs. And there’s always been the Daily Telegraph. On the peaks of Mont Ventoux, Alpe D’Huez and Col du Galibier, in amongst the picnicking, partying crowds, whizzing through London in 2007’s wondrous opening stage, dropping in and out of the peloton, the Telegraph has been there for every turn of the wheel. The book features eyewitness accounts of cycling greats Fausto Coppi, Jacques Anquetil, Eddy Merckx, Bernard Hinault, Miguel Indurain and Lance Armstrong, along with details of the contest’s darker side – including the 1967 death of Tom Simpson and the stain of doping. Boasting contemporary, firsthand reports from leading cycling correspondents including J.B Wadley, David Saunders and Phil Liggett, this book captures the full drama of the tour. Chris Boardman and David Millar provide views from the saddle; James Cracknell swaps his boat for a bike on a pre-race reconnaissance mission; Paul Hayward catalogues the 1998 ‘Tour of Shame’; while Brendan Gallagher eulogises the colossi who bestrode the race, and searches for their modern-day successors. Together, they chronicle the greatest show on two wheels. Martin Smith was formerly assistant sports editor and sports writer at the Daily Telegraph, where he worked for more than twenty years. An enthusiastic cyclist in his youth, he graduated to the less arduous four wheels as soon as he was able. /div
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Bird Habitats of Great Britain and Ireland

A New Approach to Birdwatching

Author: Paul Morrison

Publisher: Michael Joseph

ISBN: 9780718131838

Category: Bird watching

Page: 256

View: 9148

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Books Ireland

Author: Jeremy Addis

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Publishers and publishing

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Gas Journal

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Gas manufacture and works

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The Farmer's Monthly Visitor

Author: Isaac Hill

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Agriculture

Page: N.A

View: 6788

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Crop Reporter

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Agriculture

Page: N.A

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Galignani's Messenger

The Spirit of the English Journals. 1825,2

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

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The History Of England

Illustrated with Maps, Genealogical Tables, and the Heads and Monuments of the Kings, Engraven on Seventy Seven Copper Plates

Author: Paul Rapin de Thoyras,Nicholas Tindal

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

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Page: 807

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Die 4-Stunden-Woche

Mehr Zeit, mehr Geld, mehr Leben

Author: Timothy Ferriss

Publisher: Ullstein eBooks

ISBN: 3843704457

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 352

View: 7904

Warum arbeiten wir uns eigentlich zu Tode? Haben wir nichts Besseres zu tun? Und ob! - sagt Timothy Ferriss. Der junge Unternehmer war lange Workaholic mit 80-Stunden-Woche. Doch dann erfand er MBA - Management by Absence - und ist seitdem freier, reicher, glücklicher. Mit viel Humor, provokanten Denkanstößen und erprobten Tipps erklärt Ferriss, wie sich die 4-Stunden-Woche bei vollem Lohnausgleich verwirklichen lässt. Der Wegweiser für eine Flucht aus dem Hamsterrad und ein Manifest für eine neue Gewichtung zwischen Leben und Arbeiten.
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Colorado Potato Grower

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Potatoes

Page: N.A

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Die kleinsten, stillsten Dinge

Author: Sara Baume

Publisher: Rowohlt Verlag GmbH

ISBN: 3644000220

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

View: 6159

Ein einsamer Mann Mitte fünfzig kommt ins Tierheim. Ray braucht einen Hund, wegen der Ratten in seinem Haus, und er sucht sich den traurigsten Köter von allen aus: Im Kampf mit einem Dachs hat Einauge den Kürzeren gezogen, daher sein Name. Er ist sehr schreckhaft, immer hungrig, und wenn andere Hunde in der Nähe sind, wird er aggressiv. Ray, der das von seinem Vater ererbte schäbige Haus an der See bisher kaum verlassen hat, findet in dem armen Kerl einen Gefährten und ein Spiegelbild. Frühmorgens unternehmen die beiden lange Strandspaziergänge – bis eines Tages eine Frau mit Hund ihren Weg kreuzt. Einauge fällt den Rivalen an, und das Unheil nimmt seinen Lauf. Bald darauf steht eine Polizistin vor der Tür. Ray wimmelt sie ab und flieht mit Einauge in seinem klapprigen Auto. So fahren die beiden, Menschen meidend, die irische Atlantikküste hinab, während es draußen immer kälter und das Geld immer weniger wird ... Eine traurige, eine herzzerreißende Geschichte, die Sara Baume in eine so klare wie schöne Sprache gehüllt hat. Ray und sein Hund bewegen sich durch ein wenig idyllisches Irland, Raffinerien, Parkplätze, Dreck – die Kunst der Autorin und ihre überragende Beobachtungsgabe machen aus dieser Flucht eine Reise voll dunkel strahlendem Glanz.
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