Frank McCourt Quote

People everywhere brag and whimper about the woes of their early years, but nothing can compare with the Irish version: the poverty; the shiftless loquacious alcoholic father; the pious defeated mother moaning by the fire; pompous priests; bullying schoolmasters; the English and all the terrible things they did to us for 800 long years.


Angela's Ashes: A Memoir (1996)

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People everywhere brag and whimper about the woes of their early years, but nothing can compare with the Irish version: the poverty; the shiftless...

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People everywhere brag and whimper about the woes of their early years, but nothing can compare with the Irish version: the poverty; the shiftless...

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People everywhere brag and whimper about the woes of their early years, but nothing can compare with the Irish version: the poverty; the shiftless...

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People everywhere brag and whimper about the woes of their early years, but nothing can compare with the Irish version: the poverty; the shiftless...