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Billy O’Shea grew up at an airport on the west coast of Ireland.

While trying to learn Irish he served on the Gaeltacht front in Ballingeary, Co. Cork and was invalided out. He studied at Trinity College Dublin and Mountjoy Jail, but dropped out of both before completing his education. He then briefly pursued a career as a sitcom saboteur with the Irish television station RTÉ before being washed out of the country in the great emigration wave of 1980.

He landed in Denmark and struck out as a ballad singer at night, while living a double life as a student in the daytime.

He was awarded a gold medal by the University of Copenhagen in 2000 and shook hands with Queen Margrethe. After that he refused to shake hands with anyone else ever again, fo
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Kingdom of Clockwork

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It's Only A Clockwork Moon

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Ben Elton's novels are what they are. I don't think he'd claim that they are literary masterpieces, but they're highly entertaining and often educational. 'Good holiday reading', as they say. This one, about the effect of the 2008 financial crisis on ...more
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- Any sign of that pint?
- Hang on, I’ll get it for yeh.
- Cheers. So. You were saying. About that book?
- Oh yeah, it’s brilliant.
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- Roddy Doyle.
- Who?
- You remember The Commitments?
- No.
- Course you do. We saw it in the Stella.
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