Finding Tipperary Mary is Phyllis Whitsell's extraordinary tale of finding the mother who gave her up for adoption and using her job as a district nurse to secretly care for her, never revealing that she was her lost daughter.
Author: Phyllis Whitsell
Finding Tipperary Mary is Phyllis Whitsell’s extraordinary tale of finding the mother who gave her up for adoption and using her job as a district nurse to secretly care for her, never revealing that she was her lost daughter. Phyllis was adopted aged 4. Despite being told that her parents had died of TB, she always believed that her mother was alive and, once old enough, was determined to track her down. While Phyllis was growing up in Birmingham, training as a nurse, getting married and starting her own family, her mother Bridget, known locally as Tipperary Mary, a trouble maker with alcohol problems and a tendency to cause mayhem, was living in Balsall Heath, which was then a red light district of Birmingham. So when Phyllis, after a long struggle, finally caught up with Bridget, she had to shield her own family from the problems this would cause. Hiding behind her district nurse’s uniform, Phyllis, with no authority to do so, simply added Bridget to her daily district rounds; bathing her, taking her clean clothes, tending the wounds from her dysfunctional life and offering her what love she could. Phyllis cared for her mother in this way from 1981 to 1990 – without once telling Bridget that she was the little girl she had given away all those years ago.
The astonishing real story of a daughter's search for her own past - and the desperate mother who gave her up.
Author: Phyllis Whitsell
Category: Adopted children
The astonishing real story of a daughter's search for her own past - and the desperate mother who gave her up. Phyllis Whitsell began the search for her birth mother as a young woman - and although it was many years before she finally met her, their lives had crossed on the journey without their knowledge.
cast break their hold and exit the newsroom, all singing “It's a Long Way to Tipperary.” Mary is the last to walk through the door, where she pauses, takes a final look around, and—with a gratified smile—shuts off the light.
Author: Douglas L. Howard
Publisher: Syracuse University Press
Category: Performing Arts
Today more than ever, series finales have become cultural touchstones that feed watercooler fodder and Twitter storms among a committed community of viewers. While the final episodes of The Fugitive and M*A*S*H continue to rank among the highest rated broadcasts, more recent shows draw legions of binge-watching fans. Given the importance of finales to viewers and critics alike, Howard and Bianculli along with the other contributors explore these endings and what they mean to the audience, both in terms of their sense of narrative and as episodes that epitomize an entire show. Bringing together a veritable "who's who" of television scholars, journalists, and media experts, including Robert Thompson, Martha Nochimson, Gary Edgerton, David Hinckley, Kim Akass, and Joanne Morreale, the book offers commentary on some of the most compelling and often controversial final episodes in television history. Each chapter is devoted to a separate finale, providing readers with a comprehensive survey of these watershed moments. Gathering a unique international lineup of journalists and media scholars, the book also offers readers an intriguing variety of critical voices and perspectives.
Mary paid a brief visit to Tipperary, where she stayed with an uncle and aunt of Fanny's; she was not impressed by them, finding them chilly and correct. She returned to Mitchelstown to travel with the children to Dublin, ahead of their ...
Author: Claire Tomalin
Publisher: Penguin UK
Category: Biography & Autobiography
The Life and Death of Mary Wollstonecraft is the acclaimed bestselling biography by Claire Tomalin Winner of the Whitbread First Book Prize Witty, courageous and unconventional, Mary Wollstonecraft was one of the most controversial figures of her day. She published A Vindication of the Rights of Women; travelled to revolutionary France and lived through the Terror and the destruction of the incipient French feminist movement; produced an illegitimate daughter; and married William Godwin before dying in childbed at the age of thirty-eight. Often embattled and bitterly disappointed, she never gave up her radical ideas or her belief that courage and honesty would triumph over convention. 'Tomalin is a most intelligent and sympathetic biographer, aware of her impetuous subject's many failings, yet with the perception to present her greatness fairly. She writes well and wittily' Daily Telegraph 'A vivid evocation not only of what Mary went through but also of how women lived in the second part of the eighteenth century. Most of all, however, Tomalin makes Mary Wollstonecraft unforgettable' Evening Standard From the acclaimed author of Samuel Pepys: The Unequalled Self, Charles Dickens: A Life and The Invisible Woman, this celebrated biography is the definitive account of Mary Wollstonecraft's life. Claire Tomalin is the award-winning author of eight highly acclaimed biographies, including: The Life and Death of Mary Wollstonecraft; Shelley and His World; Katherine Mansfield: A Secret Life; The Invisible Woman: The Story of Nelly Ternan and Charles Dickens; Mrs Jordan's Profession; Jane Austen: A Life; Samuel Pepys: The Unequalled Self; Thomas Hardy: The Time-Torn Man and, most recently, Charles Dickens: A Life. A former literary editor of the New Statesman and the Sunday Times, she is married to the playwright and novelist Michael Frayn.
Christopher Simpson was the seventh child of Maryjane and James . ... These were the children of Maryjane ( Carter ) Simpson . ... there was quite a widespread movement of families from many counties in Ireland to county Tipperary .
Author: Lester Hodgins
James Hodgins was born in 1786 in Dromineer, Ireland, and married Mary Napier Hodgins, daughter of John Hodgins, in 1813. They immigrated to Canada in 1831, and settled in Biddulph Township, Huron District, Ontario. He died there in 1869.
Author: John Dominic CrossanPublish On: 2020-04-03
What a Former Irish Monk Discovered in His Search for the Truth John Dominic Crossan ... But as I think now of my relations with my own mother , I wonder how they influence my understanding of Mary and Jesus , especially since ...
Author: John Dominic Crossan
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
Category: Biography & Autobiography
From his boyhood in Tipperary, Kildare, and Donegal to the pinnacle of biblical scholarship, John Dominic Crossan’s adventurous spirit has led him to seek out the truth no matter where it leads. In this delightful memoir, the former monk and controversial biblical scholar tells how his work as a pioneering historical Jesus expert has led him from the traditional Catholicism of his youth to a more complex, sophisticated faith. With characteristic wit and candor, he describes the joys and challenges of growing up in Ireland and reveals how his life experiences—from Ireland to America, Rome, and Israel, from monastery to university, from priesthood to marriage—have shaped his understanding of God, Jesus, the Church, and what it means to be a true Christian.