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The Resource The attachment : letters from a most unlikely friendship, Ailsa Piper, Tony Doherty

The attachment : letters from a most unlikely friendship, Ailsa Piper, Tony Doherty

Label
The attachment : letters from a most unlikely friendship
Title
The attachment
Title remainder
letters from a most unlikely friendship
Statement of responsibility
Ailsa Piper, Tony Doherty
Creator
Contributor
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Dear Ailsa, Sometimes I wonder whether the friendship that has caught us both-a most unlikely friendship I must confess-might find an echo in a far off Irish village somewhere in the wild, windy hills of old Donegal. Or am I allowing that uncontrollable imagination of mine too much slack? This is the story of an unlikely friendship...When priest and Sydney sider Tony Doherty emailed Melbourne-based writer and performer Ailsa Piper to say how much he had enjoyed her latest book; he was met with a swift reply from a similarly enquiring mind. Soon emails were flying back and forth and back again. They exchanged stories of their experiences as sweaty pilgrims and dissected dinner party menus. They shared their delight in Mary Oliver's poetry and wrestled with what it means to love and to grieve. This energetic exchange of words, questions and ideas grew into an unexpected but treasured friendship...Collected here is that correspondence, brimming with empathy, humour and a fierce curiosity about each other and the worlds, shoes and histories that they inhabit. Described by one reader as 'a demonstration of how to have a conversation and a friendship', The Attachment is an intriguing, entertaining and moving celebration of family, faith, connection-even the correct time of day to enjoy rhubarb...Dear Tony, Funny how our ears tune in to things. How our priorities shift based on who and what we know. How we come to care about such abstract or remote things through the experience of another. Lovely, somehow, but so serendipitous. All the other things we might care about. All that we might have missed had we not stopped to care for this person. I'm glad we stopped for each other
Biography type
collective biography
Cataloging source
ANL
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Piper, Ailsa
Dewey number
A826.4
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1934-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Doherty, Tony
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Doherty, Tony
  • Piper, Ailsa
  • Catholic Church
  • Catholic Church
  • Authors, Australian
  • Priests
  • Authors, Australian
  • Friendship
Target audience
adult
Label
The attachment : letters from a most unlikely friendship, Ailsa Piper, Tony Doherty
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • still image
  • text
Content type code
  • sti
  • txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000059487642
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
341 pages
Isbn
9781760294687
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)968243504
Label
The attachment : letters from a most unlikely friendship, Ailsa Piper, Tony Doherty
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • still image
  • text
Content type code
  • sti
  • txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000059487642
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
341 pages
Isbn
9781760294687
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)968243504

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