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The Personals

The Personals

Author: Brian O'Connell
$32.95(AUD)  inc GST
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Some people do Sudoku, others watch Netflix. Brian reads the classified ads, both online and what remains in print. This book shows how classified ads can help unlock a door into Irish society, both past and present, and allow unique access into the lives of ordinary people with sometimes extraordinary stories. Why is a woman selling high-tech eavesdropping equipment? What kind of person pays for a prayer to be published in a newspaper? Did someone really sell a pet monkey in the Evening Echo? These classified ads are not just a few commercial lines of text in print or online publications - they are a treasure trove of stories, of human experience, of nostalgia, of love, loss, loneliness, isolation and redemption.
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General Fields

  • : 9780008321345
  • : HarperCollins Publishers Limited
  • : Harper Element
  • : October 2019
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : 288
  • : Brian O'Connell
  • : Hardback