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Smarty Girl - Dublin Savage

Honor Molloy

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Genres:

Fiction

Description:

An autobiographical novel set in 1960s Ireland, this irresistible story follows the rise and fall of the O’Feeney family, seen through the eyes of a precocious little girl. More savage than civilized, Noleen is a rare character from a Dublin long forgotten, where Nelson’s Pillar still stands in O’Connell Street?but not for long?and where untamed musicians gather in the O’Feeneys’ kitchen to raise a jar and the roof. Noleen’s father, a successful actor and scoundrel king of the city, does his best to destroy his family, while her mother tries to save it. Noleen schemes to make it through each Dublin day, cadging sweets and growing tough in the midst of chaos. In the end, however, nothing?not even a fierce girl’s powerful imagination?can hold the family together and keep them, safe as geese in the sky, in their home on Tolka Row. Smarty Girl is a wild child’s journey through a world alternately tender and brutal, humorous and heartbreaking, told in language as musical and vibrant as Dublin itself. Honor Molloy’s mother Yvonne is an American theatre director who sailed to Ireland in 1953 to study in Trinity College. Her father John was a seventh generation Dubliner and a local legend for his work on stage, in films and on television. Dedicated to capturing and preserving the Dublin vernacular, they worked together for fifteen years producing plays, radio, television shows …and six children. The life they led together---and the reasons that life had to end---provides the inspiration for their Smarty Girl

Language:

English

Narrators:

Kevin Holohan, Aedin Moloney, Susan McKeown

Length:

7h 58m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

14:48


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

04:09


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

04:02


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

10:33


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

10:56


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

11:48


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

04:44


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

19:15


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

07:47


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

08:29


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

02:59


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

23:44


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

07:07


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

03:16


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

10:16


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

09:18


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

07:07


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

04:06


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

04:14


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

12:10


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

10:31


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

15:20


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

06:23


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

08:18


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

10:12


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

03:10


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

15:32


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

14:00


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

27:30


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

04:05


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

08:57


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

04:49


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

12:11


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

06:51


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

05:17


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

06:51


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

08:18


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

01:59


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

11:49


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

10:15


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

17:08


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

10:37


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

06:28


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

09:15


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

13:55


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

09:16


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

08:44


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

15:28


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

04:36


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

03:54


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

03:22


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

03:03