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The Resource The belle of Belfast : a love story of great courage, heroism and bravery, Anne-Marie Foster

The belle of Belfast : a love story of great courage, heroism and bravery, Anne-Marie Foster

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The belle of Belfast : a love story of great courage, heroism and bravery
Title
The belle of Belfast
Title remainder
a love story of great courage, heroism and bravery
Statement of responsibility
Anne-Marie Foster
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Author
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Language
eng
Summary
  • Anne-Marie Foster was born in Belfast and moved to England during 1970s to escape the troubles in Northern Ireland. The second eldest of six children, Anne-Marie has dedicated this book to her mother
  • Based on a true story, the names of people and some events have been changed to protect individuals, but all historical events listed are factual. The story is written in Belfast dialect and set in the Catholic district of the Falls Road post World War II and tells how the stunningly attractive, feisty and fearless Isabelle McKitterick, meets champion Irish dancer Jack Kennedy. The attraction is instant and electric and they fall head over heels for each other. They are the vogue couple that turn heads everywhere they go and soon decide to spend the rest of their lives together despite objections from Isabelle's mother. However, their planned engagement is abruptly and unexpectedly stopped in its tracks and Jack leaves for Canada with the argument between them unresolved. The events that follow sees Isabelle marry a man she doesn't love and catapults her into a life of abuse and danger. With Isabelle turning 70 and on the path to dementia, Berny decides to find Jack Kennedy and clear her Mammy's name. In a remarkable turn of events Isabelle and Jack are reunited one more time and Jack finally gives her the diamond ring he has secretly kept for 50 years. This story honours Isabelle who has shown great courage, heroism and bravery in circumstances of extreme adversity. It is both a remarkable true love story spanning 50 years and several continents, as well as the author's family journey to survive an abusive father, the troubles in Northern Ireland, and their need to escape from the IRA during the night to start a new life in a new country
Biography type
contains biographical information
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APLS
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Foster, Anne-Marie
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Women
  • Man-woman relationships
  • Man-woman relationships
  • Women
  • Man-woman relationships
  • Belfast (Northern Ireland)
Target audience
adult
Label
The belle of Belfast : a love story of great courage, heroism and bravery, Anne-Marie Foster
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Publication
Copyright
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
000054234710
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
336 pages
Isbn
9781742576190
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)903600379
Label
The belle of Belfast : a love story of great courage, heroism and bravery, Anne-Marie Foster
Publication
Copyright
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
000054234710
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
336 pages
Isbn
9781742576190
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)903600379

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