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Who Was Gertie Ford?

Chris Sullivan

In 1966, just two weeks after the IRA blew up Nelson's Pillar in O'Connell Street Dublin, Eddie McGrath is knocked down and killed by the airport bus near the spot where the Pillar used to stand. His death turns his seventeen year old daughter, Nuala, into an orphan. She never knew her mother, Gertie, at all, and when she looked into her father's things she found items of her mother that deeply disturbed her. The Tale of Gertie Ford will take the reader to the west coast of Ireland, in search of Gertie, to a world of adventure, heartbreak and tragedy set in the mid forties and 1966 in Dublin, Sligo and Donegal. In Sligo, Nuala stays with a family of brothers under the pretence that she is going to marry one of them; in Donegal Gertie is introduced to poteen smuggling and in Dublin the reader is given a glimpse of the infamous Magdalene Laundries/Asylums. There will be heartbreak, rape and incest but it is very minimal as there is a lot of comedy, both in situations and dialogue, and the question as to what Gertie was doing in Dublin on that first day of Spring will be answered. Published by JMP. Distributed by Big Happy Family LLC.

In 1966, just two weeks after the IRA blew up Nelson's Pillar in O'Connell Street Dublin, Eddie McGrath is knocked down and killed by the airport bus near the spot where the Pillar used to stand. His death turns his seventeen year old daughter, Nuala, into an orphan. She never knew her mother, Gertie, at all, and when she looked into her father's things she found items of her mother that deeply disturbed her. The Tale of Gertie Ford will take the reader to the west coast of Ireland, in search of Gertie, to a world of adventure, heartbreak and tragedy set in the mid forties and 1966 in Dublin, Sligo and Donegal. In Sligo, Nuala stays with a family of brothers under the pretence that she is going to marry one of them; in Donegal Gertie is introduced to poteen smuggling and in Dublin the reader is given a glimpse of the infamous Magdalene Laundries/Asylums. There will be heartbreak, rape and incest but it is very minimal as there is a lot of comedy, both in situations and dialogue, and the question as to what Gertie was doing in Dublin on that first day of Spring will be answered. Published by JMP. Distributed by Big Happy Family LLC.
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In 1966, just two weeks after the IRA blew up Nelson's Pillar in O'Connell Street Dublin, Eddie McGrath is knocked down and killed by the airport bus near the spot where the Pillar used to stand. His death turns his seventeen year old daughter, Nuala, into an orphan. She never knew her mother, Gertie, at all, and when she looked into her father's things she found items of her mother that deeply disturbed her. The Tale of Gertie Ford will take the reader to the west coast of Ireland, in search of Gertie, to a world of adventure, heartbreak and tragedy set in the mid forties and 1966 in Dublin, Sligo and Donegal. In Sligo, Nuala stays with a family of brothers under the pretence that she is going to marry one of them; in Donegal Gertie is introduced to poteen smuggling and in Dublin the reader is given a glimpse of the infamous Magdalene Laundries/Asylums. There will be heartbreak, rape and incest but it is very minimal as there is a lot of comedy, both in situations and dialogue, and the question as to what Gertie was doing in Dublin on that first day of Spring will be answered. Published by JMP. Distributed by Big Happy Family LLC.

Language:

English

Length:

6h 10m


Chapters

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05:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

06:08


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

08:25


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

10:34


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

14:06


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

05:55


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

05:24


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

07:07


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

07:24


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

03:02


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

06:00


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

13:16


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

32:57


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

08:05


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

06:58


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

14:23


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

11:37


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

07:01


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

10:55


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

05:16


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

35:51


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

07:19


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

04:11


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

20:40


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

04:45


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

06:08


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

08:57


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

22:40


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

06:19


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

13:18


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

06:30


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

03:25


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

08:38


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

09:32


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

01:59


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

19:53


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

05:58