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    The Empress of Ireland: Chronicle of an Unusual Friendship (Paperback) By (author) Christopher Robbins

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    DescriptionVery funny and genuinely moving, THE EMPRESS OF IRELAND is an inspiring portrait of the unique and improbable friendship between Christopher Robbins, then an impoverished writer in his twenties, and Brian Desmond Hurst, Ireland's most prolific film director. It began when the author -- a journalist who had never read a script -- was asked to write the screenplay for Hurst's swansong movie, an ambitious biblical epic intended to be his ticket to heaven. As work commenced on the 'Box Office Blockbuster', and later the director's life story, the 'Big Bestseller', an unlikely but uproarious rapport was born. Full of character, incident and humour, Robbins' memoir is a warm and wonderful tribute to friendship and to one of life's true originals.


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    Title
    The Empress of Ireland
    Subtitle
    Chronicle of an Unusual Friendship
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Christopher Robbins
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 400
    Width: 130 mm
    Height: 198 mm
    Thickness: 199 mm
    Weight: 330 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780743220729
    ISBN 10: 0743220722
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: PER
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T4.1
    BIC subject category V2: BGF, APF
    BISAC V2.8: BIO007000
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15800
    DC22: 791.430233092
    BISAC V2.8: BIO026000
    Edition
    New edition
    Edition statement
    New edition
    Publisher
    SIMON & SCHUSTER
    Imprint name
    SCRIBNER
    Publication date
    06 June 2005
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Author Information
    Christopher Robbins is a screenwriter and author. His previous books include AIR AMERICA, which was made into a film starring Mel Gibson and Robert Downey Jr, and THE TEST OF COURAGE, a biography of the wartime Resistance hero and language expert Michel Thomas. He currently lives in France.
    Review quote
    "His warm, hilarious, immensely readable report... is hard to put down."