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ISBN:1848763417
Author: James Skivington
ISBN13: 978-1848763418
Title: The Miracle Man: (Irish Fiction)
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Language: English
Category: Contemporary
Publisher: Matador (March 25, 2010)
Pages: 344

The Miracle Man: (Irish Fiction) by James Skivington



The Miracle Man by James Skivington. Published: September 30, 2011. Categories: Fiction Plays & Screenplays European. Set in a tiny village on the Irish coast, this is a humorous novel packed full of colorful characters, comical situations and hilarious incidents. The author has a wonderful ear for dialogue and his eye for detail is quite superb. His characters spring off the page, full of vitality, humor and an essential Irishness that is irresistible. Broo Doherty, Literary Agent.

James Skivington was born in the Glens of Antrim and has a house there, although he has lived in Northampton for a number of years. He has written non-fiction books as well as comedy and drama for film and television. This is his first novel and he is currently writing a second, set in the same location. Библиографические данные. The Miracle Man. Автор.

And through all of this, the Miracle Man himself is plotting to get back with his lost love of forty years before. Set in a tiny village on the Irish coast,this is a humorous novel packed full of colorful characters, comical situations and hilarious incidents. Broo Doherty, Literary Agent

When old Limpy McGhee swears he's seen the Virgin Mary and received a miraculous cure at the ancient Mass Rock, the villagers of Inisbreen are sceptical. But they reckon without the religious fervour and ambition of Father Burke, the youngest parish priest in Ireland. It's not long before the devout, the hopeful and the gullible arrive, one of whom is an apprentice hack from the Northern Reporter who believes he's stumbled upon a major scoop and a shortcut to a Pulitzer Prize.

The Miracle Man. About book: It was almost midday and John Healy was standing ankle deep in the litter beside the bed, shaking the recumbent Limpy, who gave a huge yawn which his stained dentures failed to follow. He opened one eye. Jasus, would ye leave a man to get his sleep, Healy. What the hell time is it? He pulled the grubby blanket tighter around his chin. It’s after twelve o’clock. Would ye get up out of that. I’ve got something to tell ye. What the hell are ye doing waking me up at this time?

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James Skivington is currently considered a "single author. If one or more works are by a distinct, homonymous authors, go ahead and split the author. James Skivington is composed of 1 name.

Born in Dublin, he was adopted by the Collins family, for whom his mother worked. The Crock of Gold was published in 1912. He was Registrar of the National Gallery of Ireland from 1915 – 1925. He was good friends with both Thomas MacDonough, before his death in the 1916 Easter Rising, and James Joyce, who.

The modern symbolic novel owes much of its complexity to James Joyce

When old Limpy McGhee swears he's seen the Virgin Mary and received a miraculous cure at the ancient Mass Rock, the villagers of Inisbreen are sceptical. But they reckon without the religious fervour and ambition of Father Burke, the youngest parish priest in Ireland. It's not long before the devout, the hopeful and the gullible arrive, one of whom is an apprentice hack from the Northern Reporter who believes he's stumbled upon a major scoop and a shortcut to a Pulitzer Prize. The owner of the local hotel, Dermot McAllister is delighted at the rise in business, as tourists, pilgrims and journalists continue to pour in, but he's not so happy with the fall in his libido, which is having an adverse effect on his illicit affair with a local schoolmistress. But perhaps some holy water from the Mass Rock might work a miracle! And through all of this, the Miracle Man himself is plotting to get back with his lost love of forty years before. Set in a tiny village on the Irish coast, this is a humorous novel in the classic tradition of Clochemerle and Whisky Galore, packed full of colourful characters, comical situations and hilarious incidents.
Reviews: 3
Samugul
Limpy McGhee is indelibly stamped on my memory in full collor and three dimensions, with all his quirks of personality, colorful words, and deep-down good Irish heart. Mr Skivington appeals to the mind, the senses, and the funny bone with his superbly drawn characters, delightful dialogue, wonderful description, and intriguingly comical plot. Will he give us a sequel??
If you're in the mood for a provocatively fun and funny read, this is the book for you.
Miromice
I became very fond of Limpy McGhee and indeed, of all the characters in Inisbreen. I recommend this book if you want a bit of light-hearted escapism set in Ireland.
Tejora
Forget your Troubles and let's be happy, the song says. And here's the opportunity to do that. On a small village on the Irish coast, a semi-tramp receives a miracle cure to his bad leg. Almost immediately a hilarious sequence of events take place, involving an ambitious young priest, a naif reporter and a crafty hotelier, all following their own agendas. The scene in the back of a car between the hotelier, his lover and a dead sheep is so funny, as is the one with the miracle man and his home-made dog-sled. There are many more. I loved every page of it. The Ginger Man? Move over JP Donleavy. Here comes The Miracle Man.