Nine Folds Make a Paper Swan

Author: Ruth Gilligan

Publisher: Atlantic Books Ltd

ISBN: 1782398589

Category: Fiction

Page: 123

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At the start of the twentieth century, a young girl and her family emigrate from the continent in search of a better life in America, only to pitch up in Ireland by mistake. In 1958, a mute boy locked away in a mental institution outside of Dublin forms an unlikely friendship with a man consumed by the story of the love he lost nearly two decades earlier. And in present-day London, an Irish journalist is forced to confront her conflicting notions of identity and family when her Jewish boyfriend asks her to make a true leap of faith. Spanning generations and braiding together three unforgettable voices, Nine Folds Make a Paper Swan shows us what it means to belong, and how storytelling can redeem us all.
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An Irish Sanctuary

German-speaking Refugees in Ireland 1933–1945

Author: Gisela Holfter,Horst Dickel

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 3110351455

Category: History

Page: 461

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The monograph provides the first comprehensive, detailed account of German-speaking refugees in Ireland 1933-1945 - where they came from, immigration policy towards them and how their lives turned out in Ireland and afterwards. Thanks to unprecedented access to thousands of files of the Irish Department of Justice (all still officially closed) as well as extensive archive research in Ireland, Germany, England, Austria as well as the US and numerous interviews it is possible for the first time to give an almost complete overview of how many people came, how they contributed to Ireland, how this fits in with the history of migration to Ireland and what can be learned from it. While Exile studies are a well-developed research area and have benefited from the work of research centres and archives in Germany, Austria, Great Britain and the USA (Frankfurt/M, Leipzig, Hamburg, Berlin, Innsbruck, Graz, Vienna, London and SUNY Albany and the Leo Baeck Institutes), Ireland was long neglected in this regard. Instead of the usual narrative of "no one was let in" or "only a handful came to Ireland" the authors identified more than 300 refugees through interviews and intensive research in Irish, German and Austrian archives. German-speaking exiles were the first main group of immigrants that came to the young Irish Free State from 1933 onwards and they had a considerable impact on academic, industrial and religious developments in Ireland.
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Unnatural

Author: Ruth Gilligan

Publisher: Atlantic Books

ISBN: 1838950400

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

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From the Irish bestselling author of Nine Folds Make a Paper Swan comes a short story about modern love, old-fashioned values and a new-born calf. ____________________________ While the country gears up for a referendum, a man sits waiting with a ring in his pocket... He has known his girlfriend since they were children, though they have become quite different adults. He lives in the city, she works on a farm. She's voting YES, he doesn't know what he's doing; what exactly it is he believes. But he does know that he makes her laugh and that their connection feels natural, most of the time. So surely there's a decent chance she will say YES to him too?
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The Butchers

Author: Ruth Gilligan

Publisher: Atlantic Books

ISBN: 1786499452

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

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A photograph is hung on a gallery wall for the very first time since it was taken two decades before. It shows a slaughter house in rural Ireland, a painting of the Virgin Mary on the wall, a meat hook suspended from the ceiling - and, from its sharp point, the lifeless body of a man hanging by his feet. The story of who he is and how he got there casts back into Irish folklore, of widows cursing the land and of the men who slaughter its cattle by hand. But modern Ireland is distrustful of ancient traditions, and as the BSE crisis in England presents get-rich opportunities in Ireland, few care about The Butchers, the eight men who roam the country, slaughtering the cows of those who still have faith in the old ways. Few care, that is, except for Fionn, the husband of a dying woman who still believes; their son Davey, who has fallen in love with the youngest of the Butchers; Gra, the lonely wife of one of the eight; and her 12-year-old daughter, Una, a girl who will grow up to carry a knife like her father, and who will be the one finally to avenge the man in the photograph.
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Pink Paper Swans

Author: Virginia L. Kroll

Publisher: Eerdmans Young Readers

ISBN: 9780802850812

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

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Janetta, intrigued by the paper animals her neighbor Mrs. Tsujimoto makes, learns the art of origami and becomes Mrs. Tsujimoto's hands when her arthritis makes it difficult for her to continue.
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More Halloween Origami

Author: Ruth Owen

Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc

ISBN: 1477757058

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

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Halloween can be a creepy holiday, and young origami artists will love making it creepier by constructing their own Halloween decorations using the art of paper folding. While creating origami skulls, vampires, witches, spiders, and more, readers will discover why this intriguing imagery is linked with the holiday. Just a few pieces of paper, well-explained instructions, and labeled visual aids are all young artists need. They'll be amazed how a few basic techniques can transform paper into a spooky work of art.
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Origami 101

Master Basic Skills and Techniques Easily Through Step-by-Step Instruction

Author: Benjamin Coleman

Publisher: Creative Publishing int'l

ISBN: 1589236068

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 224

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"Beginner's guide to origami, with instructions, photos, and diagrams for folding fifty paper figures. Includes DVD-ROM"--
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