Dolly West's Kitchen

Dolly West's Kitchen

Book - 1999
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McMillan Palgrave
Two volumes from the Irish playwright Frank McGuinness: a major play on love, family, and war as well as stunning translations of two classics

Set in Buncrana, County Donegal, Ireland, during World War II, Dolly West's Kitchen is centered on a family struggling to come to terms not only with the effects of war on their country and their family but also with their own inability to respond to one another as situations -- and they themselves -- change. As the characters talk of love, sex, war, the English, de Valera, and the Yanks, Dolly West's Kitchen becomes a deeply moving evocation of the fantasy and the reality that was Ireland in the 1940s, filled with the richness of character and sense of place that have always marked Frank McGuinness's writing.


Holtzbrinck
Two volumes from the Irish playwright Frank McGuinness: a major play on love, family, and war as well as stunning translations of two classics

Set in Buncrana, County Donegal, Ireland, during World War II, Dolly West's Kitchen is centered on a family struggling to come to terms not only with the effects of war on their country and their family but also with their own inability to respond to one another as situations -- and they themselves -- change. As the characters talk of love, sex, war, the English, de Valera, and the Yanks,Dolly West's Kitchen becomes a deeply moving evocation of the fantasy and the reality that was Ireland in the 1940s, filled with the richness of character and sense of place that have always marked Frank McGuinness's writing.
Two volumes from the Irish playwright Frank McGuinness: a major play on love, family, and war as well as stunning translations of two classics

Set in Buncrana, County Donegal, Ireland, during World War II, Dolly West's Kitchen is centered on a family struggling to come to terms not only with the effects of war on their country and their family but also with their own inability to respond to one another as situations -- and they themselves -- change. As the characters talk of love, sex, war, the English, de Valera, and the Yanks,Dolly West's Kitchen becomes a deeply moving evocation of the fantasy and the reality that was Ireland in the 1940s, filled with the richness of character and sense of place that have always marked Frank McGuinness's writing.


Blackwell North Amer
As the Second World War rages in Europe, in Donegal there is another war closer to home. In Dolly West's kitchen, the family has its own conflicts to face as their lives are transformed with the arrival of allied troops across the border in Derry. War changes everything - its tragedies and its survivals will alter the history of the West family for ever.

Publisher: London : Faber and Faber, 1999
ISBN: 9780571203703
0571203701
Branch Call Number: 822 MCGUI
Characteristics: 85 pages ; 20 cm

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