Cissies Abattoir

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Cissie Hamm, free-spirited & glamorous, once served early-morning coffee to Jackie Kennedy Onassis & believed that housework consisted of matching belts to the correct coats. A ray of light in the puddle-grey town of Waterford in the 1960s & 1970s, she was both abattoir-owner & guest-house landlady. She was exactly what every self-proclaimed nancy boy needs in his life. Aeibhear's personal voyage takes us through the buildings of his childhood city, his grandmother's abattoir, the mental hospital where his father works, & the Folly Church where he serves as an altar boy. It is the story of a city & the story of his journey from fear to pride. But the most important character throughout is the entertaining, fashion-conscious, poker-playing Cissie, his lively & witty little grandmother. She taught him by example how to survive & prosper, & how to live with style & verve. From the book: ' Living happily on the edge of Cissie's life all through my childhood had been all that I had wanted, but it, amongst other things, meant that I could never talk to the very ones I now longed for: boys of my own age. At the core of my dawning understanding of sex & romance was the absolute certainty that I would always be outside it, undesired, unwanted. I could imagine sex between men quite easily; I just couldn't imagine ever being involved in it. In this disturbing world of unfulfillable desire, I was scared. Cissie's abattoir saved me.'
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The Works
With over 300 UK stores and more than 40000 different products in store each year, The Works is Britain's top discount book store. A well known presence on the high street, The Works was founded in 1981 to bring affordable books to the public. It now offers a large range of exciting products, including arts and crafts products, toys, gifts and seasonal products, all at discounted prices, making it a superb place to find items for hobbies and gifts for all ages. The book selection includes children's books, fiction and non-fiction books on a wide range of subjects from food and drink and craft and DIY to entertainment, autobiographies and history. Art and crafts products range from children's craft sets to sewing materials and professional artists' brushes. As well as big brands, The Works also sells their own high quality branded products.


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