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The Missing Postman

Author : Fachtna Ó Drisceoil
ISBN : 9781856356930
Genre : History
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Fachtna Ó Drisceoil weaves the pieces of this mystery together, using new evidence which paints a sordid portrait of lies, half-truths, conspiracy, intimidation and Garda brutality in the 1920s.
Category: History

The Missing Postman

Author : Mark Wallington
ISBN : 0751500879
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Clive has been a postman for 28 years but now, at the age of 52, he is to be replaced by a machine. His wife is unconcerned: she's too wrapped up in her DIY obsession, forever remodelling their house. But Clive doesn't want early retirement, however comfortable - he just wants to be a postman.

The Missing Postman And Other Stories

Author : Tom O'Brien
ISBN : 1494463814
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A book of quirky short stories about life in modern Ireland - mostly from those who have left its shores and who are no longer sure where 'home' is.

Off White

Author : Michelle Fine
ISBN : 9781136077784
Genre : Education
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With a fascinating new introduction on the proliferation and development of the field of whiteness studies and updated essays throughout, this much-anticipated second ddition continues to redefine our understanding of race and society. Also inlcludes three maps.
Category: Education

A Shirt Box Full Of Songs

Author : Barbara Dickson
ISBN : 9780755363865
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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From singing to the postman when she was two years old to her annual sell-out tours in the 2000s, Barbara Dickson has been captivating her fans for the best part of sixty years. In her autobiography she describes the joys of growing up in Fife with her talented brother and loving parents, of moving to Edinburgh to find her place in the world and the stresses and strains of trying to make a living on the Scottish folk scene. Not content to have just a successful singing career, she turned to another: acting. A regular on prime-time television, Barbara also took to musicals and was the original lead role in Spend, Spend, Spend. Her hugely successful time onstage earned her many acting accolades but her pursuit of perfection led to complete exhaustion from which she fought hard to recover. Barbara writes beautifully about the close relationships she cultivated over these years with people such as Willy Russell, Elaine Paige and Billy Connolly. The result is a warm, fascinating story encompassing the best of British music, stage and television.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Mass Hysteria

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ISBN : 9781349911592
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Mourning Diana

Author : Adrian Kear
ISBN : 9781134650408
Genre : Social Science
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The death of Diana, Princess of Wales, on September 1 1997, prompted public demonstrations of grief on an almost unprecented global scale. But, while global media coverage of the events following her death appeared to create an international 'community of mourning', popular reacions in fact reflected the complexities of the princess's public image and the tensions surrounding the popular conception of royalty. Mourning Diana examines the events which followed the death of Diana as a series of cultural-political phenomena, from the immediate aftermath as crowds gathered in public spaces and royal palaces, to the state funeral in Westminister Abbey, examining the performance of grief and the involvement of the global media in the creation of narratives and spectacles relating to the commemoration of her life. Contributors investigate the complex iconic status of Diana, as a public figure able to sustain a host of alternative identifications, and trace the posthumous romanticisation of aspects of her life such as her charity activism and her relationship with Dodi al Fayed. The contributors argue that the events following the death of Diana dramatised a complex set of cultural tensions in which the boundaries dividing nationhood and citizenship, charity and activism, private feeling and public politics, were redrawn.
Category: Social Science

The Way Class Works

Author : Lois Weis
ISBN : 9781135909178
Genre : Education
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Since the 1980s, the relationship between social class and education has been overshadowed by scholarship more generally targeting issues of race, gender, and representation. Today, with the global economy deeply immersed in social inequalities, there is pressing need for serious class-based analyses of schooling, family life and social structure. The Way Class Works is a collection of twenty-four groundbreaking essays on the material conditions of social class and the ways in which class is produced "on the ground" in educational institutions and families. Written by the most visible and important scholars in education and the social sciences, these timely essays explore the production of class in and through the economy, family, and school, while simultaneously interrogating and challenging our understandings of social class as linked to race, gender, and nation. With essays by distinguished scholars and questions for further reflection and discussion, The Way Class Works will be an invaluable resource for students and scholars in education, sociology, and beyond.
Category: Education

The Killer Postman

Author : Reginald Buchanan
ISBN : 9781491751275
Genre : Fiction
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The letter carrier (postman) is considered heroic, honorable, hardworking and most importantly...dependable. For over 230 plus years the letter carrier has worked in freezing cold temperatures, hot and humid temperatures and everything in between. They have braved vicious dog attacks, irate customers, long working hours and poor managerial guidance, but their dedication to delivering the mail keeps them going. Rick and his colleagues are professionals when it comes to delivering the mail to their customers, but they soon find out that their customers are being brutally murdered. Police discover that three people have disappeared without a trace and that others are being brutally murdered by someone they trust. This is a gripping and compelling murder mystery which involves letter carriers, clerks and management whom are all struggling with personal and work related problems. Worst of of them is a serial killer!
Category: Fiction

Class Reunion

Author : Lois Weis
ISBN : 9781135932978
Genre : Education
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Noted scholar Lois Weis first visited the town of "Freeway" in her 1990 book, Working Class Without Work. In that book we met the students and teachers of Freeway's high school to understand how these working-class folks made sense of their lives. Now, fifteen years later, Weis has gone back to Freeway for Class Reunion. This time her focus is on the now grown-up students who are, for the most part, still working class and now struggling to survive the challenges of the global economy. Class Reunion is a rare and valuable longitudinal ethnographic study that provides powerful, provocative insight into how the lives of these men and women have changed over the last two decades--and what their prospects might be for the future.
Category: Education