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by Martina Evans

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ISBN:
0747547831
Author:
Martina Evans
Category:
Contemporary
Language:
English
Publisher:
Bloomsbury Pub Ltd; First Edition edition (April 1, 2000)
Pages:
224 pages
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1291 kb
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1170 kb
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Rating:
4.4
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357


Martina Evans is an Irish poet and novelist living in London. The youngest of ten children, she grew up in a small village in County Cork in a pub, shop and petrol station.

Martina Evans is an Irish poet and novelist living in London. She is the author of three published novels, the first novel Midnight Feast (Sinclair-Stevenson 1996) which won a Betty Trask Award, The Glass Mountain (Sinclair-Stevenson 1997) and No Drinking, No Doctors, No Dancing Martina Evans is an Irish poet and novelist living in London.

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A doctor couldn’t sign a death certificate unless the dead person was under his care and, as everyone knew, Louis Kingston could hardly be under doctor’s care when he was a. .He said that doctors were a load of money merchants.

A doctor couldn’t sign a death certificate unless the dead person was under his care and, as everyone knew, Louis Kingston could hardly be under doctor’s care when he was a Poleite. Of course, if Joe Costello hadn’t signed the death certificate, the body would have been taken into the courthouse for an autopsy. There were many people (with and without medical cards) who were inclined to agree with him and yet no one could forget Beulah’s son John. John had died in 1972 under a beech tree, three-quarters of the way up Kingston’s long winding avenue. He had blood poisoning and he could just as easily have lived.

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In her late 60s, Beulah Kingston is still tall, black-haired and headstrong. Born a Poleite (no drinking, dancing or doctors) and married a Poleite, her life has tested a simple faith and the King James Bible to the limit. Now she faces the prospect of hospital and an X-ray for the first time.

The book's eponymous villain was influenced by Sax Rohmer's Fu Manchu .

The book's eponymous villain was influenced by Sax Rohmer's Fu Manchu stories. Fleming's inspiration for the Doctor No character was Sax Rohmer's villain Dr Fu Manchu, who featured in books Fleming had read and enjoyed in earlier years. Aspects of the plot were influenced by Rohmer's work, and Winder observes that the use of the centipede was "a straight steal" from a Fu Manchu novel; other devices from Rohmer's  . His conversation with Doctor No reveals that the latter believes it can only be secured through the privacy required to maintain the sovereignty of his island.

Born a Poleite (no drinking, dancing or doctors) and married a Poleite, her life ha.This book was a present. I like it so much that I have sat up late at night on the stairs, reading after everyone else is asleep! I then bought it for my friends, who did the same. The story is about an elderly women,Beulah, who was brought up in a strict Protesant sect amid rural Irish Catholics. They dont believe in conventional medicine or alcohol ( hence the title) She falls in love with the doctors son, but her fantasy about him is kept in her head. She gets a passion for scented soap flakes and washing, as no perfume is allowed.

In her late 60s Beulah Kingston is still almost as tall, black-haired and headstrong as on her wedding day in 1944, the year Glen Miller - creator of the 'Devil's music' - was killed. Born into a strict Protestant sect (motto: no drinking, no dancing, no doctors), and brought up an innocent in the tiny Irish village of Two Mile Cross, Beulah has more knowledge of the Bible than of her true feelings and desires.Now, as she faces the prospect of hospital and an X-ray for the first time in her life, she finds herself compelled to re-examine the secret passion of her youth and the death of her decent-hearted husband. But what finally triggers the journey into a past shared only by her sister Hester, the ne'er-do-well Danny Fox and the village doctor Joe Costello, is the arrival of her grand-daughter Beccy, the spitting image of the teenage Beulah.