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The Resource Don't wake me at Doyle's : a memoir, Maura Murphy

Don't wake me at Doyle's : a memoir, Maura Murphy

Label
Don't wake me at Doyle's : a memoir
Title
Don't wake me at Doyle's
Title remainder
a memoir
Statement of responsibility
Maura Murphy
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "Maura Murphy's memoir of life in Ireland and beyond resonates with the people, places, and struggles of an almost forgotten generation. Born "chronically ugly and cross as a briar" into a poor, rural homestead in 1920s Ireland, Maura faced adversity from birth. She grew up in the bogs of the Irish countryside and left school at fourteen for Dublin, working in service there until her marriage to a hard-working but hard-drinking womanizer. Poverty stricken and hoping to find a better life for her five young children, she left Ireland with her family for 1950s Birmingham, England."
  • "And now, seventy-five and having survived her childhood, recovered from cancer, and left her marriage of fifty years, Maura has finally recorded the story of her life. Don't Wake Me at Doyles is the account of a life set against by bad odds and worse luck: a memoir of survival and success in the face of the limits of class, education, nationality, religion, gender, and even health."--Jacket
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1928-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Murphy, Maura
Dewey number
  • 942/.0049162/0092
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
CT788.M87
LC item number
A3 2005
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Murphy, Maura
  • Rural poor
  • Women household employees
  • Irish
  • Cancer
  • Ireland
  • Ireland
  • England
  • Great Britain
  • Great Britain
Label
Don't wake me at Doyle's : a memoir, Maura Murphy
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 5.
  • A domestic life
  • 6.
  • Garda Tom
  • 7.
  • The big smoke
  • 8.
  • 'A perfect gentleman'
  • 9.
  • Johnny and the rat-trap cheese
  • 1.
  • 10.
  • Miss popularity 1999
  • 11.
  • Picturesque poverty
  • 12.
  • Rats in Garr
  • 13.
  • Don't wake me at Doyles
  • 14.
  • Bailiffs at Bevington Road
  • Flying along the tar road
  • 15.
  • 'Flying in the face of God'
  • 16.
  • Home and alone
  • 17.
  • Sick with delight
  • 18.
  • 'Poor auld Johnnie'
  • 19.
  • Will I survive?
  • 2.
  • 20.
  • The Easter rowing
  • 21.
  • Rhode to recovery
  • The notorious birth of Mary McNamee
  • 3.
  • The 'cottage crowd'
  • 4.
  • Tullamore general
Control code
ocm56753622
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st U.S. ed.
Extent
406 pages
Isbn
9780312337919
Lccn
2004051493
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780312337919
  • (OCoLC)56753622
Label
Don't wake me at Doyle's : a memoir, Maura Murphy
Link
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 5.
  • A domestic life
  • 6.
  • Garda Tom
  • 7.
  • The big smoke
  • 8.
  • 'A perfect gentleman'
  • 9.
  • Johnny and the rat-trap cheese
  • 1.
  • 10.
  • Miss popularity 1999
  • 11.
  • Picturesque poverty
  • 12.
  • Rats in Garr
  • 13.
  • Don't wake me at Doyles
  • 14.
  • Bailiffs at Bevington Road
  • Flying along the tar road
  • 15.
  • 'Flying in the face of God'
  • 16.
  • Home and alone
  • 17.
  • Sick with delight
  • 18.
  • 'Poor auld Johnnie'
  • 19.
  • Will I survive?
  • 2.
  • 20.
  • The Easter rowing
  • 21.
  • Rhode to recovery
  • The notorious birth of Mary McNamee
  • 3.
  • The 'cottage crowd'
  • 4.
  • Tullamore general
Control code
ocm56753622
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st U.S. ed.
Extent
406 pages
Isbn
9780312337919
Lccn
2004051493
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780312337919
  • (OCoLC)56753622

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