A salute from the banderol : the selected writings of Sam Hanna Bell / edited by Fergus Hanna Bell.
By: Bell, Sam Hanna.
Contributor(s): Bell, Fergus Hanna.Publisher: Belfast : Balckstaff Press, 2009Description: xvii, 186 pp. : ill. ; 24 cm.ISBN: 9780856408397 :.Subject(s): Bell, Sam Hanna, 1909- | Literature and society -- Ulster (Northern Ireland and Ireland) | Culture -- Political aspects -- History -- 20th century. -- Ireland | Radio broadcasters -- Northern Ireland | Northern Ireland -- Social conditions -- Addresses, essays, lecturesDDC classification: 828.914
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Radio -- The microphone in the countryside -- This is Northern Ireland -- West of Derry, east of Eden -- Essays -- Stamp on it! -- A banderol -- Give us a bar -- William Carleton and his neighbours -- The saints and the storytellers -- Plays and playwrights -- Tatler Tales -- The pliant soul -- The co-operative man -- She hath done what she could -- He lies in Armagh jail -- The golden boat of Broighter -- To the lid of the world -- A man of the theatre: Joseph Tomelty -- Paper and quill of history -- The man who invented Christmas -- The ghost that crossed water -- Diaries
Sam Hanna Bell is one of Northern Ireland's finest writers and broadcasters. The author of a string of novels, including December Bride, Bell was also a pioneering radio broadcaster, an incisive cultural commentator, and a committed regionalist whose work celebrated the rich and diverse cultural heritage of the North. [...]
A Salute from the Banderol is a selection of Bell's most important and personal writings, and includes radio play scripts, essays and articles, as well as photographs and extracts from his unpublished diaries. Published to mark the centenary of his birth, this book celebrates Bell's remarkable contribution to regional culture and provides a fascinating portrait of a man whose vision and work have created a lasting legacy.