A Padre in France

A Padre in France

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With the memoir A Padre in France, Irish clergyman James Owen Hannay (who used the pseudonym qGeorge A. Birminghamq) takes a break from the humorous political satires that were his typical stock in trade. Still, Hannay's characteristic wit and lighthearted take on life shine through in this firsthand account of his stint as a chaplain during World War I.Having read long ago Matthew Arnolda#39;s Essay on Heine, I know the French for aquot; whistleaquot; or a word which conveyed the idea of whistling to the engine driver. When it ... We dined. It was a pleasant and satisfying meal. We all ... After dinner I taught the colonel and the commissioner to play my favourite kind of patience. I do notanbsp;...

Title:A Padre in France
Author:George A. Birmingham
Publisher:Sheba Blake Publishing - 2015-07-18


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