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Living in the Past: A Northern Irish Memoir
When Arthur Magennis was put on chemotherapy in 2012, he found that he had two sleepless nights each week. To fill the dark hours, he began to write the story of his childhood in Northern Ireland in the 1920s and 30s, through WWII and up to leaving his home to work in England as a pharmacist in the early 1950s. His wife and daughters had asked him to do this many times ...more
Paperback, 194 pages
Published April 5th 2014 by Beaten Track Publishing
(first published April 2nd 2014)
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Oct 27, 2015 Debbie McGowan rated it it was amazing · review of another edition
A very humorous and humble tale of growing up in rural Northern Island in the years before WWII. Arthur Magennis has a great way of telling it. The characters are just wonderful. A really entertaining memoir, and very educational.
Arthur Magennis is a retired pharmacist who lives in Southport, England with his wife, Noreen, and has two daughters, Marie and Nuala. He is a keen crown green bowler.More about Arthur Magennis...