Our Ladies of Perpetual Succour

Author: Lee Hall
Publisher: Faber & Faber
ISBN: 9780571329069
Release Date: 2015-09-24
Genre: Performing Arts

Listen, girls, if we stick together there's no ways we'll even get to the second round... Young, lost and out of control, a bunch of Catholic schoolgirls go wild for a day in the big city, the singing competition a mere obstacle in the way of sex, sambuca and a night back home with the submarine crew in Mantrap. Funny, sad and raucously rude, Lee Hall's musical play Our Ladies of Perpetual Succour, adapted from Alan Warner's novel The Sopranos, premiered at the Traverse Theatre in August 2015, in a production by the National Theatre of Scotland and Live Theatre.

Die Soprane

Author: Alan Warner
Publisher:
ISBN: 349922559X
Release Date: 2000
Genre:


Novena

Author:
Publisher:
ISBN: OCLC:154267807
Release Date: 19??
Genre: Novenas


The Sopranos

Author: Alan Warner
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 9781446444443
Release Date: 2011-01-18
Genre: Fiction

NOW A SELL-OUT PLAY: OUR LADIES OF PERPETUAL SUCCOUR The choir from Our Lady of Perpetual Succour School for Girls is being bussed to the national finals in the big, big city. And it's an important day for The Sopranos - Orla, Kylah, (Ra)Chell, Amanda Konky and Fionnula (the Cooler) - pub-crawling, shoplifting and body-piercing being the top priorities. Then it's time to lose that competition - lose, because a nuclear sub has just anchored in the bay and, tonight, the Man Trap disco will be full of submariners on shore-leave. There is no time for delays. . . But after the fifth bottle of alco-pop up the back of the bus it's clear that all is not going to plan, for anyone. The Sopranos are never going to be the same. 'Compassionate and riotously funny. It is a long time since I read a novel which had me rocking with laughter' -The Times

Popular Catholicism in 20th Century Ireland

Author: Síle de Cléir
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 9781350020580
Release Date: 2017-10-05
Genre: History

For much of the 20th century, Catholics in Ireland spent significant amounts of time engaged in religious activities. This book documents their experience in Limerick city between the 1920s and 1960s, exploring the connections between that experience and the wider culture of an expanding and modernising urban environment. Síle de Cléir discusses topics including ritual activities in many contexts: the church, the home, the school, the neighbourhood and the workplace. The supernatural belief underpinning these activities is also important, along with creative forms of resistance to the high levels of social control exercised by the clergy in this environment. De Cléir uses a combination of in-depth interviews and historical ethnographic sources to reconstruct the day-to-day religious experience of Limerick city people during the period studied. This material is enriched by ideas drawn from anthropological studies of religion, while perspectives from both history and ethnology also help to contextualise the discussion. With its unique focus on everyday experience, and combination of a traditional worldview with the modernising city of Limerick – all set against the backdrop of a newly-independent Ireland - Popular Catholicism in 20th-century Ireland presents a fascinating new perspective on 20th-century Irish social and religious history.

Cutting for Stone

Author: Abraham Verghese
Publisher: Random House India
ISBN: 9788184001754
Release Date: 2012-05-17
Genre: Fiction

Marion and Shiva Stone are twin brothers born of a secret union between a beautiful Indian nun and a brash British surgeon. Orphaned by their mother’s death and their father’s disappearance and bound together by a preternatural connection and a shared fascination with medicine, the twins come of age as Ethiopia hovers on the brink of revolution. Moving from Addis Ababa to New York City and back again, Cutting for Stone is an unforgettable story of love and betrayal, medicine and ordinary miracles—and two brothers whose fates are forever intertwined.