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  • Title: Maroon: Donal agus Jimmy
  • Author: P.D. Singer
  • ISBN: -
  • Page: 443
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • The best jobs in 1911 Belfast are in the shipyards, but Donal Gallagher s pay packet at Harland and Wolff doesn t stretch far enough He needs to find someone to share his rented room fellow ship builder Jimmy Healy s bright smile and need for lodgings inspire Donal to offer But how will he sleep, lying scant feet away from Jimmy It seems Jimmy s a restless sleeper, tooThe best jobs in 1911 Belfast are in the shipyards, but Donal Gallagher s pay packet at Harland and Wolff doesn t stretch far enough He needs to find someone to share his rented room fellow ship builder Jimmy Healy s bright smile and need for lodgings inspire Donal to offer But how will he sleep, lying scant feet away from Jimmy It seems Jimmy s a restless sleeper, too, lying so near to DonalIn a political climate turned volatile, Jimmy fears he ll have to choose sides He d do anything to keep his Donal safe, even emigrating Will shoveling coal on the ship nicknamed The Pride of Belfast make a new beginning for them, or the end
    Maroon Donal agus Jimmy The best jobs in Belfast are in the shipyards but Donal Gallagher s pay packet at Harland and Wolff doesn t stretch far enough He needs to find someone to share his rented room fellow ship build

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    1. Wow Just wow The author transported me to another time and place where I followed Jimmy and Donal down the streets of Belfast to the shipyards where they crafted giant vessals that they could only dream of sailing away on Their relationship, from first tentative glances to sharing a bed for what they thought might be the last time for a while, progressed at a perfect pace to build tension without dragging on and on Writing short stories is difficult, to complete all the plot without exceeding wo [...]

    2. The story is gorgeous It just is The setting is so real sometimes beautiful, sometimes gritty and a little bit scary The times are shown realistically, which means it s not all smooth sailing no pun intended, I swear for the characters, but it wouldn t be such a true tale without that grounding atmosphere As always, PD Singer has researched and absorbed and spun what she learned into a realistic story.Sweet and bitter, beautiful and horrible So bloody affecting that you can t walk away from this [...]

    3. Donal is a carpenter, working the shipyards in 1911 Belfast, creating wonderful fixtures for two gigantic liners being built by Harland and Wolff, shipbuilders Living near the yards, he rents a room with part of his wages, but takes the rest home for his family The times are hard, and he has siblings to think about, especially his sister who is looking to marry her beau Won t be an issue for him he finds himself looking at the lads.Jimmy is a boilermaker, working on the big steam engines and fit [...]

    4. 4.5 stars rounded to 5 For a 73 page story, this was an amazing read Though Donal and Jimmy are immediately attracted to one another and soon find a way to be together as is almost necessary for a short story, it did not make the story one iota less believable In fact the setting and relationship were so real to me that I felt I was there I was held captive until I could finish it.Beautifully written with many little period details including a smattering of Gaelic Highly recommend.

    5. What a sweet and beautiful love story Obviously a tremendous amount of research was done here This novella is a little gem I LOVED it

    6. It wasn t until I d finished this book that I realised that it was actually quite short at 70 odd pages However it doesn t read short and it s well worth every penny of the price Somehow the author manages to squish a lot a lot into those 70 odd pages But while this would be noticeable with some authors I often come away from novellas thinking that the walls are being squashed the book could explode into a novel very easily this is deftly done and it doesn t seem that it s wearing boots several [...]

    7. It amazed me how much background and atmosphere were packed into the few pages of this story, all without taking away from the focus, the romance between Donal and Jimmy The backdrop of the Belfast shipyards in the early 20th century, Mrs Deegan s boarding house,pub life, all were drawn in sparse words and yet so detailed I felt like was there Donal and Jimmy are even better, right on the button Everything about them, their mindset, their clothing, their work, their behaviour around family, frie [...]

    8. The hundredth anniversary of the Titanic s sinking is nearly here, making me wish for fiction about it that doesn t involve Jack or Rose PD Singer has provided that with Maroon Donal agus Jimmy, a novella length story that follows men who built and sailed her rather than the glamorous passengers and officers Working men love and dream too.Donal, the problem solver, flies into action once he s found, or been shown, what needs to be fixed he ll solve his family s financial crisis, even at the cost [...]

    9. This is the first story I purchased from Torquere and I m so glad I did Everything about it is so perfect, from the characterisation, to the setting, to the language It s especially impressive when you consider the story s length 59 pages on my Kobo The amount of details and passion that s crammed into those short pages is phenomenal When it comes to research, P.D Singer is after my own heart From the very first page you find yourself falling in love with and rooting for the characters, as well [...]

    10. Maroon Donal agus Jimmy is an amazingly complex story that deftly interweaves three distinct themes a tender love story of sexual discovery, the debate about Irish Home Rule, and the building of the great passenger steamers at the Belfast Docks I said amazingly complex because the book is only 73 pages long, but the melding works beautifully.PD Singer s novella begins as Donal Gallagher is waiting in line to collect his pay at the Harland and Wolff dockyards in Belfast Donal is a master carpente [...]

    11. Donal meets Jimmy in the pay line at the shipworks in Belfast where they both work Donal wants a roommate and Jimmy wants to move out of his parents home, so they move into a boarding house together Donal feels the strong attraction to Jimmy that he doubts the other man feels for him, but one evening of drunkenness gives them both the excuse to take their friendship to a physical level They mange to hide their relationship, yet become very close, until an opportunity arises for one to ship out [...]

    12. The story is about two young men, Donal and Jimmy, who work in the shipyards in Belfast in 1911 Donal discovers he likes Jimmy s smile and handsome blond looks a little too much They end up rooming together and Jimmy has to resort to faking drunkenness to show Donal that he has feelings for him too They begin a sweet love affair that obviously has to be hidden from all around them Then Jimmy decides to take a trip to America on a new ship that Donal has been working on, called the Titanic I boug [...]

    13. Oh, so very lovely Donal and Jimmy are roommates shipbuilders Jimmy is an engineer Donal a carpenter, and they ve been building the Titanic Jimmy sails away, intending to come back with a hefty pay packet so that he and Donal can immigrate together and begin a new life away from prying eyes who would condemn them for their love.These two young men were so very thoughtfully drawn they eased into a relationship which they had to hide constantly from their landlady and their families well, Donal s [...]

    14. This book was such a great pleasure to read Set in 1911 1912 Belfast, it recounts the lives of Donal Gallagher and Jimmy Healy both of whom work for Harlan and Wolff, world renowned ship builder The writing is superb, often allowing me to hear the lilting Irish dialect The historical details brings the time to life without overburdening the reader with dry, boring facts everything is woven smoothly into the story s narrative Best of all, I enjoyed the sweetly innocent explorations of love betwee [...]

    15. I seem to be finding a lot good historicals lately and this is yet another one I am a sucker for this particular story anyway, and this new twist with Donal and Jimmy is something that I really enjoyed Wonderful storytelling

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