Looking Out

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Thus, the Church’s strength as a social institution meant that it could complacently oversee Irish politics without worrying that state policy might deviate from its teachings. This may reflect fashion, after generations of Frankish lords. In her 1917 essay ‘Contemporary British War Poetry, Music and Patriotism’, Marion Scott – friend and music teacher of Ivor Gurney – noted an ‘enormous increase in poetic output’ related to the war, ranging ‘from genius to doggerel’ [8]. Each room features excellent modern facilities including movies, music, radio on demand, and high-speed wireless and free Wi-Fi Internet access.

Pages: 216

Publisher: Bodley Head (April 1989)

ISBN: 0370313046

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