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For Writers More Than Readers

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Full title: Being Published : a Short Introduction to Creative Writing

Creator / Author: Patrick Semple

Item Type / Page count: Book / 134p

When Published: 2013

Publisher / Place of Publication: Code Green Publishing / 28 Charles Street, Coventry, Warwickshire, CV7 8GL, United Kingdom.

About: This book is written by a writer for writers or potential writers. In it the author firstly gives a personal account of the inspiration and the determination that was required to enable him to get published. Secondly, he deals with the craft of writing and how a beginner can get from blank page to last page using principles taught by him at Maynooth University.

ID number(s): 9781907215216

Chapters: Preface – Introduction – [The Industry] Overview – Beginner’s Luck – The Memoirs – Success and Rejection – Poetry – Dealing with Publishers – More Publishers – [The Craft] Creative Writing – Literary Language – Literary Forms – About the Author.

WW Connection #1: The author was one time rector of Donaghmore and Donard Parish.

Extra #1: Read the first Chapter of this book via the Publisher’s Website

Extra #2: Check Libraries Ireland for this publication.

Extra #3: Check OCLC WorldCat.org for this publication in libraries worldwide.

Extra #4: Link to the Author’s website: http://www.patricksemple.ie/index.php

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Sailing With Semple

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Full title: Curious Cargo: voyages to the West Indies, South and Central America and the Mediterranean

Creator / Author: Patrick Semple

Item Type / Page count: Book / 199p

When Published: 2012

Publisher / Place of Publication: Code Green Publishing / 28 Charles Street, Coventry, Warwickshire, CV7 8GL, United Kingdom.

About: The author and his wife take a sea trip to the West Indies, South and Central America and the Mediterranean. However, this is not done on a luxury cruise or by sailing solo. Instead the couple travel on cargo ships whose primary objective is to deliver goods. It goes without saying that they also deliver more adventures than your average cruise.

ID number(s): 9781907215209

WW Connection #1: The author was one time rector of Donaghmore and Donard Parish.

Extra #1: Read the first Chapter of this book via the Publisher’s Website

Extra #2: Check Libraries Ireland for this publication.

Extra #3: Check OCLC WorldCat.org for this publication in libraries worldwide.

Extra #4: Link to the Author’s website: http://www.patricksemple.ie/index.php

What Will Be, Will Be

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Full title: Nature’s Playthings [a novel]

Creator / Author: Patrick Semple

Item Type / Page count: Book / 183p

When Published: 2014

Publisher / Place of Publication: Code Green Publishing / 28 Charles Street, Coventry, Warwickshire, CV7 8GL, United Kingdom.

About: The author’s earlier novel, ‘Transient Beings’, deals with alcohol abuse in a family and a crisis in religious faith. In this just-published sequel, can the main character respond positively to changed circumstances and will relationships develop and prosper? Will the streets of Dublin be paved with gold or will the everyday ups and downs of families everywhere be reflected in the narrative? This book is printed on demand and can be ordered online or via bookshops.

ID number(s): 9781907215230

WW Connection #1: The author was one time rector of Donaghmore and Donard Parish.

Extra #1: Opening line: I stood on the front step watching the removal men carrying the contents of my house into a van…

Extra #2: Read the first Chapter of this book via the Publisher’s Website

Extra #3: Check Libraries Ireland for this publication

Extra #4: Check OCLC WorldCat.org for this publication in libraries worldwide.

Extra #5: Link to the Author’s website: http://www.patricksemple.ie/index.php

Extra #6: Link to the Author’s blog: http://patricksemple.ie/wp

Hat-Tip: To the author, Patrick Semple, for making us aware of this publication and for making the book available for viewing prior to listing on this blog.

Timothy Clifford O’Connor R.I.P. 1913

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Full title: The Late Rev. Chancellor T.C. O’Connor [obituary]

Creator / Author: W.B. Wells (editor)

Item Type / Page count: Magazine Article / 1pp

Journal Information: The Church of Ireland Gazette, Volume LV, Number 1742, p. 512

When Published: June 13th, 1913

Publisher / Place of Publication: Church of Ireland Printing and Publishing Co. Ltd., / 61 Middle Abbey Street, Dublin.

About: A one-page obituary of Rev. Timothy Clifford O’Connor. He was described as being “an uncompromising opponent of Home Rule”. Outside of the political field, he appears to have been less strident and maintained good relations with people of all denominations.

ID number(s): None

WW Connection #1: Rev. T.C. O’Connor was Curate in Blessington Parish from 1872-74, before spending nearly the next 40 years as Rector of Donaghmore and Donard Parish.

Extra #1: Includes black & white photograph.

Extra #2: Check OCLC WorldCat.org for this publication in libraries worldwide.

Extra #3: Link to the Online Archive of Church of Ireland Gazette. As of August 2016, all issues for 1911-1923 are online. To find this particular article input the search terms “Chancellor Timothy” under the tab ‘Please Enter Your Search Below’.

Extra #4: Browse the 1901 Census entry for T.C. O’Connor in Donaghmore.

Extra #5: Browse the 1911 Census entry for T.C. O’Connor in Donaghmore.

Hat-Tip: To the Representative Church Body Library (RCBL) for making this issue available and freely accessibility online. To read more about this publication and to make a contribution towards the digitization of further issues, please visit the Church of Ireland blog.

Second Helpings from Patrick Semple

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Full title: Another Slice: a second collection of short stories.

Creator / Author: Patrick Semple

Item Type / Page count: Book / 209p

When Published: 2014

Publisher / Place of Publication: Code Green Publishing / 28 Charles Street, Coventry, Warwickshire, CV7 8GL, United Kingdom.

About: A new set of twenty-two short stories from this prolific author. The collection is hot from the presses and was launched on September 10th last. The stories have a great feeling of authenticity and, although fictitious, there is the suspicion that the events described might just have happened. This book is printed on demand and can be ordered online or via bookshops.

ID number(s): 9781907215247

Contents: John – The Brothers – Mothers – Bill’s Wife – The Lodger – Danny and Dec – Paddy and the Ma – Davy — Ned and the Prince — Home – The Secretary – Next Door – The Engagement – Christmas – The Transfer – Aggie – The Gate Lodge – Return Journey – Doc – Pat the Hat – The Reunion – The Survivor – About the Author.

WW Connection #1: The author was one time rector of Donaghmore and Donard Parish.

Extra #1: Check Libraries Ireland for this publication.

Extra #2: Check OCLC WorldCat.org for this publication in libraries worldwide.

Extra #3: Read the first story in this book via the Publisher’s Website

Extra #4: Link to the Author’s website: http://www.patricksemple.ie/index.php

Extra #5: Link to the Author’s blog: http://patricksemple.ie/wp

Extra #6: The stories ‘Home’ and ‘Doc’ were previously broadcast on RTE Radio 1

Hat-Tip: To the author, Patrick Semple, for making us aware of this publication and for making the book available for viewing prior to listing on this blog.

Clergy Are People Too

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Full title: Transient Beings [a novel]

Creator / Author: Patrick Semple

Item Type / Page count: Book / 212p

When Published: 2012

Publisher / Place of Publication: Code Green Publishing / 28 Charles Street, Coventry, Warwickshire, CV7 8GL, United Kingdom.

About: A novel which places a rector’s family and family life directly on a par with that of lay people. Everyone has the same problems, doubts and difficulties. Can a city-born rector’s wife handle country living without resorting to the bottle? Can the rector overcome his doubts about his religious faith? This book is printed on demand and can be ordered online or via bookshops.

ID number(s): 9781907215186

WW Connection #1: The author was one time rector of Donaghmore and Donard Parish.

Extra #1: Opening line: ”It’s all very well for you”, Jennifer would say, “I know you once worked in a bank, but you were brought up on a farm so you know the ways of these country bumpkins”….

Extra #2: Read the first Chapter of this book via the Publisher’s Website

Extra #3: Check Libraries Ireland for this publication.

Extra #4: Check OCLC WorldCat.org for this publication in libraries worldwide.

Extra #5: Link to the Author’s website: http://www.patricksemple.ie/index.php

From Orphanage to Ordination

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Full title: That could never be: a memoir

Creator / Author: Kevin Dalton with Patrick Semple

Item Type / Page count: Book / 192p

When Published: 2003

Publisher / Place of Publication: Columba Press /55A Spruce Avenue, Stillorgan Industrial Park, Blackrock, Co. Dublin.

About: A memoir of the life of Kevin Dalton, who as a child spent fourteen years in orphanages. He had always wanted to be ordained as a Church of Ireland clergyman and book goes on to detail how that ambition came to be achieved.

ID number(s): 1856073939 / 9781856073936

Chapters: Beginnings (1932-1941) — The Havergal (1941-1949) — Another world (Christmas 1942) — Moyaliffe (1942-1949) — Hens and eggs (1949-1951) — The Harding  (1951-1954) — The Mill and The Flat (1952-1961) — Trinity (1961-1966) — The States (1966-1967) — Stillorgan (1967-1972) — Drumcondra, North Strand (1972-1979) — Monkstown (1979- ).

WW Connection #1: Co-author, Patrick Semple, was one time rector of Donaghmore and Donard Parish.

Extra #1: Check Libraries Ireland for this publication.

Extra #2: Check OCLC WorldCat.org for this publication in libraries worldwide.

Extra #3: Link to the co-author’s website:  http://www.patricksemple.ie/index.php

Poet of Donaghmore

 

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Full title: The Rectory Dog

Creator / Author: Patrick Semple

Item Type / Page count: Book / 91p

When Published: 2006

Publisher / Place of Publication: Stonebridge / Ty Beirdd, Church Street, Ebbw Vale, Wales NP23 6BG

About: A collection of poems by a former Church of Ireland clergyman. The poems are short but humorous and insightful. One poem is entitled ‘Lugnaquilla’.

ID number(s): 1902410335

Contents: The Bar — The Pillar — Planters — The Entrepreneurs — The Quay — A Death Observed — Quest — The Rectory Dog — The Optimistic Thistledown — Exemption — Marriage Rehearsal — A Pain in the Neck — A Visit to his Grandparents — His Grace of Tuam — The Orchestra — Christmas — Bord na Mona Annual Report — Charity — Fashion — Father and Son — Harkaway — In Australia — Hatched, Matched and Despatched — A Sense of Place — Duffy — The Mind — Kerry McFadden — Ants — Cricks in the Neck — Knowing — Lugnaquilla — Occupational Hazard — Role Reversal — Sarah — Creeds — Shane’s Toys — Sons — The Chief  Towns of Ireland — Encounter — Christmas Hyacinth — The Grave — Hospice — Invitation — The Mountain — The Naval Architect — Albert — The Place — Mother — Picnic — Ancestors — Suburbia — The Poem — Question — The BBC World Service — The State — The Telephone — Well off — The Wall — Time — Times Past — Herself — The Stone Thrower — Montale — Nuns.

WW Connection #1: The author was one time rector of Donaghmore and Donard Parish.

Extra #1: Check Libraries Ireland for this publication.

Extra #2: Check OCLC WorldCat.org for this publication in libraries worldwide.

Extra #3: Link to the Author’s website http://www.patricksemple.ie/index.php

A Minister’s Life

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Full title: Believe it or not: a Memoir

Creator / Author: Patrick Semple

Item Type / Page count: Book / 180p

When Published: 2002

Publisher / Place of Publication: Columba Press / Dublin.

About: The first memoir of a Wexford-born former Church of Ireland clergyman who no longer believes the basic doctrines of the Christian faith.

ID number(s): 1856073548

Chapters: Wexford — No.4 National school — The King’s Hospital — All work and no play…  — TCD — Ordination — Belfast — St. John’s — Chicago — The Church of Ireland — Stradbally — The college and West Wicklow — Dublin again — Epilogue.

WW Connection #1: The author was one time rector of Donaghmore and Donard Parish.

Extra #1: Check Libraries Ireland for this publication.

Extra #2: Check OCLC WorldCat.org for this publication in libraries worldwide.

Extra #3: Link to Blog entry for the sequel to this item.

Extra #4: Link to the Author’s website http://www.patricksemple.ie/index.php

Minister For Sunny Weather

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Full title: The Rector Who Wouldn’t Pray For Rain: a Memoir

Creator / Author: Patrick Semple

Item Type / Page count: Book / 224p

When Published: 2007

Publisher / Place of Publication: Mercier Press / Douglas Village, Cork

About: A memoir of a Wexford-born former Church of Ireland clergyman who no longer believes the basic doctrines of the Christian faith.

ID number(s): 1856355608 / 9781856355605

Chapters: Preface — The town — Childhood — Boarding school — Vocation — University — The North — America — The Midlands — Adult education — West Wicklow — The chaplaincies — Looking on — The Church — Believe it or not — Epilogue.

WW Connection #1: The author was one time rector of Donaghmore and Donard Parish.

Extra #1: Check Libraries Ireland for this publication.

Extra #2: Check OCLC WorldCat.org for this publication in libraries worldwide.

Extra #3: Link to Blog entry for the prequel to this item.

Extra #4: Link to the Author’s website: http://www.patricksemple.ie/index.php

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