The Shiny Red Honda

The Shiny Red Honda

by Tom O'Brien

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Growing up in rural County Waterford in the 1950/60's, a time of great rural upheaval and change. The creamery, the horse-and-cart, cross-road dancing, the threshing machine - all their days were numbered. Going to school across the Mass path, thinning turnips for a shilling a drill,watching Audie Murphy and Randolph Scott in films forever breaking down halfway through a reel,being an Altar Boy and 'fiddling' the Church collection box, learning to dance with a broomstick partner...memories of an age long gone.
Who flattened Fr. Sinnott in the Sacristy? What was the initiation ceremony at Flahavans Mills? Who was the trombone player in the band that couldn't play a note? The Shiny Red Honda is also about dreams and aspirations; a young man's entry into the world of work, and his brief flirtation with the music business. A story told as it was - warts and all.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940045044684
Publisher: Tom O'Brien
Publication date: 10/25/2012
Sold by: Smashwords
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 271 KB

About the Author

Tom O’Brien is a native of Co. Waterford, in Ireland. He resides in Hastings, East Sussex UKPublished books include:CHASING THE RAINBOW……..ISBN 0953187500CONFESSION OF AN ALTAR BOY….ISBN 1-59129-164-XCONFESSIONS OF A CORNER BOY….ISBN 1-4137-1179-0CASSIDY’S CROSS………….ISBN 09531875-1-9DOWN BOTTLE ALLEY……ISBN 978-1-906451-21-9Published ebooks (Kindle)CASSIDY’S CROSSCRICKLEWOOD COWBOYSLETTERS TO MOTHER AND OTHER DEAD RELATIVESON RAGLAN ROADI'LL TELL ME MATHE MISSING POSTMAN AND OTHER STORIESDOWN BOTTLE ALLEYCRICKLEWOOD COWBOYSPublished ebooks SmashwordsTHE SHINY RED HONDACRICKLEWOOD COWBOYSTHE MISSING POSTMAN AND OTHER STORIESplays include:MONEY FROM AMERICA - The Tabard, Pentameters, Old Red LionJOHNJO - Kings Head, The Old Red Lion, Buxton, Touring.CRICKLEWOOD COWBOYS - The Tabard.JACK DOYLE- GORGEOUS GAEL - Kings HeadBEHAN’S WOMEN – Canal Café Theatre, LondonON RAGLAN ROAD – Old Red Lion – New York – Irish Tour.QUEENIEPUT YOUR SWEET LIPS…THE MISSING POSTMANOF MICE AND MEN (adaption)FRIGHTENING THE CROWSDOWN BOTTLE ALLEY-White Rock, Hastings, Irish Centre, Camden (published by Circaidy Gregory Press 2010)KAVANAGH - Irish Tour, WinnipegI’LL TELL ME MA… Irish Club, LondonOLIVER CROMWELL’S TOUR OF IRELANDCourtyard, N1 LONDONFALLING FROM GRACE (a musical based on the life/times of Shane MacGowan of The Pogues)KATHY KIRBY – ICON (Etcetera Theatre, Camden 16-20th AUG 2012)LAST OF THE TRAVELLERS (A biog. of Pecker Dunne)MISS WHIPLASH REGRETSRACE RELATIONSCopies of plays can be emailed to interested parties.

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