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The Resource The holy city, Patrick McCabe ; read by Humphrey Bower, (sound recording)

The holy city, Patrick McCabe ; read by Humphrey Bower, (sound recording)

Label
The holy city
Title
The holy city
Statement of responsibility
Patrick McCabe ; read by Humphrey Bower
Creator
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Now entering his sixty-seventh year, Chris McCool can confidently call himself a member of the Happy Club: he has an attractive and exceedingly accommodating Croatian girlfriend and has been told he bears more than a passing resemblance to Roger Moore. As he looks back on the glory days of his youth, he recalls the swinging sixties of rural Ireland: a decade in which the cool cats sang along to Lulu and drove around in Ford Cortinas, when swinging meant wearing velvet trousers and shirts with frills, and where Dolores McCausland, Dolly Mixtures to those who knew her best, danced on the tops of tables and set the pulses of every man in small-town Cullymore racing. Chris McCool had it all back then. He had the moves, he had the car, and he had Dolly, a woman who purred suggestive songs and tugged gently at her skin-tight dresses, a Protestant femme fatale who was glamorous, transgressive and who called him her very own 'Mr Wonderful'. She was, in short, the answer to this bastard son of a Catholic farmer's prayers. Except that there was another Mr Wonderful in town, a certain Marcus Otoyo, a young Nigerian with glossy curls and a dazzling devoutness that was all but irresistible. Although Chris, of course, was interested in Marcus only because of their shared religious fervour and mutual appreciation of the finer things. That was all. Besides, Mr McCool was always a hopeless romantic, some even described him as excessively so, but is there anything wrong with that?
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VALP
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1955-
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McCabe, Patrick
Form of composition
not applicable
Format of music
not applicable
Literary text for sound recordings
fiction
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PerformerNote
Read by Humphrey Bower
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Bower, Humphrey
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  • Catholics
  • Older men
  • Talking books
  • Nineteen sixties
  • Reminiscing in old age
Target audience
adult
Transposition and arrangement
not applicable
Label
The holy city, Patrick McCabe ; read by Humphrey Bower, (sound recording)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Unabridged
  • Bolinda Audio: BAB 100224
Control code
000045157261
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. ; in container.
Extent
5 sound discs (CD) (6 hr.)
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9781742146577
Other physical details
digital, stereo
Publisher number
BAB 100224
Label
The holy city, Patrick McCabe ; read by Humphrey Bower, (sound recording)
Publication
Note
  • Unabridged
  • Bolinda Audio: BAB 100224
Control code
000045157261
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. ; in container.
Extent
5 sound discs (CD) (6 hr.)
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9781742146577
Other physical details
digital, stereo
Publisher number
BAB 100224

Library Locations

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