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On an alien shore, John Tully

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On an alien shore
Title
On an alien shore
Statement of responsibility
John Tully
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This is the story of John Tully's great-great uncle Michael, who was hanged for murder more than a century ago. According to family lore, Michael was attacked in a pub - accused by his attacker because as an Irish immigrant he was taking work from locals. He pushed his assailant away but the man's head hit a cast iron mantlepiece and he expired. As an Irish Catholic immigrant during an economic depression at a time when anti-Irish prejudice was rampant, he never stood a chance of justice. The bare bones of the story are more or less 'true' but have been fleshed out using the author's imagination. Michael's family emigrated from County Donegal in Ireland to Tyneside in northern England sometime in the 1890s. They had planned to go to America but their ship never turned up in Cork. The title, On an Alien Shore, is taken from James Horsley's poem 'An Emigrant's Sigh'. Although these sad events took place long ago, the themes are very relevant today, with so many refugees, asylum seekers, 'economic migrants' and resurgent racism
Cataloging source
NLAV
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Tully, John A.
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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  • Murder
  • Irish
  • Racism
Target audience
adult
Label
On an alien shore, John Tully
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Publication
Copyright
Note
Originally published by Hybrid Publishers
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000065947166
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
Large Print Edition.
Extent
ii, 212 pages (large print)
Isbn
9780369303707
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1107363016
Label
On an alien shore, John Tully
Publication
Copyright
Note
Originally published by Hybrid Publishers
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000065947166
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
Large Print Edition.
Extent
ii, 212 pages (large print)
Isbn
9780369303707
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1107363016

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