Ballykissangel: The New Arrival

Ballykissangel The New Arrival Wheeler dealer Brian Quigley is rigging a beauty contest There s a spate of gold prospecting watched over by a Blessed Virgin with an electric heart and two strangers are putting the fear of God into

  • Title: Ballykissangel: The New Arrival
  • Author: HughMiller Kieran Prendiville
  • ISBN: 9780912333625
  • Page: 126
  • Format: Paperback
  • Wheeler dealer Brian Quigley is rigging a beauty contest There s a spate of gold prospecting watched over by a Blessed Virgin with an electric heart, and two strangers are putting the fear of God into the whole town Life continues at a cracking pace and Father Mac, disapproves as much as ever.

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    1. A novelization of a BBC series which may have been seen on PBS in the 1990s, the series features Father Peter Clifford, an English priest newly assigned to the Irish village of the title. Assumpta Fitzgerald, the attractive pub owner, is both a rival and an ally. Brian Quigley is the local squire who's always looking to make a pound, and his daughter Niamh is engaged to Ambrose, the town constable, but it's an on-again, off-again affair. I might have found this more enjoyable if I had seen it dr [...]

    2. The first time I watched "Ballykissangel" via Netflix, I gave it 5 stars. This book is a novelization of the first several episodes of the BBC drama, and it's evidence that good TV doesn't necessarily translate into good literature. I don't think the author worked very hard to transfer the scripts into a novel. Perhaps it would have worked better if he had used the characters and setting but told a new story. I eventually bought the DVD of those first episodes, and I know them embarrassingly wel [...]

    3. Having enjoyed the TV series, I was excited to find this book at the Ithaca book sale. It took me a long time to get around to reading it, but I enjoyed it once I did. The book pretty much feels like the show. I was a little distracted by knowing what happens later on in the series but not so much that it spoiled the book for me.I'd recommend it to fans of the show or anyone who likes stories about small-town life in Ireland.

    4. This book, based on the public television series of the same name, was thoroughly enjoyable and helpful filling in where I couldn't understand the strong Irish accent's on TV.I am now working my way through series 1 on DVD from the library least I can see it in order, unfortunately, the library only has the first 3 seasons :-(

    5. I don't know how to rate this book. If you haven't seen the series, it is a nice cozy book. If you have seen the series, it is more like a screen play. The dialog is taken right from the script. I was hoping for some more depth to the characters and some additional story lines, but nothing was there. If you were a devoted fan of the series, there isn't much point in reading the book.

    6. Ballykissangel is a popular Irish TV show about an English priest who comes to a small Irish village . I'm a huge fan of the show, so I was curious what This is basically a novelization of the first series of

    7. I like the first book of this series which this one covers the first season of the TV Series. Yes I did watch it on PBS over here in America. So when I read it was just like remembering the show. Really Liked have a refresher on this show.

    8. Based on the TV show, which was our big thing in year 10 or 11. I can't remember which, but I do remember having chemistry first thing Monday morning, the day after Assumpta had died, and most of our class (including Ms. Arnold!) being a little sad. And then Claire started crying.

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