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07 Dec 2021

Down Memory Lane in Longford: Forbidden Fruit by Annie Murphy

Down Memory Lane in Longford: Forbidden Fruit by Annie Murphy

It brought a celebrated chat show host into disprepute and forced an exiled cleric to telephone RTE.

The trouble with books written 'with' another is obvious.    

The question 'are these Annie's or Peter's words?' crops up all the time.

Indeed we may ask 'could anybody have uttered these phrases?'

I mean a housekeeper pulling a bottle of Poteen out of the bishop's cupboard and saying 'Tis the secret of everblasing (sic) life' only needs one begorrah and a few 'bless me sowls' to be vintage Darby O'Gill.

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