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Growing up in a south Dublin slum, she observed with the intense vision of a child . Stealing Sunlight - Angeline Kearns Blain.

Growing up in a south Dublin slum, she observed with the intense vision of a child how the lives of men and women diverged. Her father, a soldier, went on manoeuvres around Ireland (picking up syphilis along the way) while ‘Ma begged and borrowed to keep us from dying young’. Read on the Scribd mobile app. Download the free Scribd mobile app to read anytime, anywhere.

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Angeline Kearns Blain. Funny, sad and harsh, with the bitter ring of truth, this extraordinary memoir of Dublin in the 1940s and 1950s recreates a forgotten community.

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Cobyno
Best book of times past that I have seen in a long time.....
Anarasida
Angeline Kearns Blain writes about her life in the slums of Dublin, Ireland from 1938 to 1957 until she immigrated to the United States with an American husband. The book is written in two parts: Part I is O'Brien's Place and Part II is the George Reynolds' House. Much like Frank McCourt's memoir, "Angela's Ashes," this memoir is equally horrifying and detailed with early memories of a harsh upbringing in the slums of Dublin, Ireland.

If you enjoy reading "Angela's Ashes," you will enjoy this book as well. The life of Angeline Kearns Blain in Dublin, Ireland was filled with poverty, death, and the harsh realities of the poor. The writing could use some improvement but the memoir is still written effectively overall. Part I is O'Brien's Place where it was later condemned as uninhabitable and they moved to George Reynolds' House. The O'Brien's Place were slums where Angeline and her family lived in one room and on meager earnings.
Bloodhammer
After an uncertain and slightly off-putting start from over-writing in the first few pages, the book settles down into an excellent account of growing up in Dublin. It is another take on the miserable Irish Catholic childhood -- but, even with all the grinding poverty (including the same barely existent toilet facilities), is less miserable than the McCourt version and the better (and more believable) for that. The mother is another sainted figure while the Da is a more complex strain of the breed -- a flawed character with redeeming qualities. The plentiful humor is unforced, coming mainly from the salty idiom of the Dublin streets.
Moonworm
Stealing Sunlight is a clear-eyed reflection on the author's poverty-stricken childhood and adolescence in Dublin. The book is a series of gritty vignettes dispasionately relating her life's story. She pays homage to the people that helped her to survive the grinding poverty that seemed to be her inescapable lot in life. Blain speaks for herself but also for the other Irish working class girls who were never able to tell their own stories. A scathing indictment against the Catholic Church, and a glowing affirmation for the strong community that existed in working class Dublin. A great read!
Stonewing
This book is a beautiful piece of work. The writing and the story is both haunting and hopeful. I can't wait to read what happens after she comes to America.
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Author: Angeline Kearns Blain
ISBN: 1899047719
Category: Biographies & Memoris
Subcategory: Specific Groups
Language: English
Publisher: A. & A. Farmar (January 1, 2000)
Pages: 248 pages