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    DescriptionPostcards conveying people's messages and interests were the Twitter, Facebook and email in pre-internet Ireland. Millions were thrown away but not all. Based on private collections Love from Cork portrays the city and county of Cork through a century of Irish and European picture postcards (1900 - 2000). In addition to the postcards there are transcriptions of all the written details on the cards. Interspersed among these are extracts from the rich literary heritage of this part of southwest Ireland: William Trevor, Frank O'Connor, Elizabeth Bowen, Sean O'Faolain, Peter Somerville-Large, Mary Leland, and others. Also included are writers such as James Joyce - who set a significant episode of Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man in Cork city, Benedict Kiely, and Robert Lloyd Praeger. Even Queen Victoria features - a little excerpt from her private journal giving her first impressions of Cork's harbour and the 'Cove of Cork' - renamed 'Queenstown' in her honour. There has never been a book on the postcards of Cork, covering the city and county from Allihies to Youghal, from Clonakilty to Charleville and just about everywhere in between. This is a finely wrought homage to the author's native county, an absorbing collection inviting one to explore Ireland's largest county in a bygone era.

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    Love from Cork
    Postcards of the City and County
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Perry O'Donovan
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 224
    Width: 180 mm
    Height: 252 mm
    Thickness: 20 mm
    Weight: 820 g
    ISBN 13: 9781848891906
    ISBN 10: 1848891903

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1DBR
    BISAC V2.8: TRV019000
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.6
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC subject category V2: WQH
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    B&T Merchandise Category: TVL
    Ingram Subject Code: TR
    Libri: I-TR
    B&T General Subject: 120
    B&T Modifier: Text Format: 03
    Abridged Dewey: 741
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 14260
    BIC subject category V2: WQP
    BISAC V2.8: ANT033000
    BIC subject category V2: 1DBR
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    DC23: 941.95
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    LC classification: DA995.C7 O36 2013
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    Thema V1.0: WQP, WQH
    Illustrations note
    Colour and b&w postcards
    The Collins Press
    Imprint name
    The Collins Press
    Publication date
    15 April 2014
    Publication City/Country
    Author Information
    Perry O'Donovan is an author, editor and blogger. A graduate of London's South Bank Polytechnic and the University of Edinburgh, he worked on the Darwin Correspondence Project at Cambridge University (1992 - 99), editing the letters of Charles Darwin. Santiago, Here I Come is his collection of essays on walking to Santiago de Compostela (2008). His work has appeared in The Irish Times, Irish Examiner, Southern Star, and Sunday Independent. The Wordkern Archive on WordPress.com is Perry's blog.
    Review quote
    'Beguiling collection - handsome.' The Irish Times 'A delight.' Picture Postcard Monthly 'A magnificently produced book - a marvellous work, as entertaining as it is scholarly.' Maurice Sweeney, Southern Star 'Absolutely lovely - a wonderful concept - one of the nicest books I've read in a long time.' Neil Prendeville on Cork's 96FM 'Pleasant layout.' Books Ireland 'Beautiful [and] insightful' Sunday Independent