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Birmingham, George A. 1865-1950

Overview
Works: 241 works in 1,236 publications in 3 languages and 9,034 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Personal narratives‡vEnglish  Biography  History  Sea stories  Humorous fiction  Adventure stories  Personal narratives‡vBritish  Guidebooks 
Roles: Author, Editor, Librettist, Translator, Other
Classifications: PR6015.A48, FIC
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Spanish gold by George A Birmingham( Book )

67 editions published between 1908 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 308 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A humourous adventure story based around the hunt for lost treasure
The red hand of Ulster by George A Birmingham( Book )

33 editions published between 1912 and 2009 in English and held by 265 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The first few novels by James Owen Hannay, an Irish clergyman who wrote under the name ""George A. Birmingham, "" caused a national controversy and nearly imploded his career in the church when Catholics accused him of bigotry. Perhaps in response to this, Hannay''s literary style changed to focus more on humor. The Red Hand of Ulster addresses the rift between Protestants and Catholics in Ireland with lighthearted humor and wit
The lighter side of Irish life by George A Birmingham( Book )

32 editions published between 1911 and 2010 in English and held by 242 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Spillikins; a book of essays by George A Birmingham( Book )

7 editions published between 1926 and 1970 in English and held by 229 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Irishmen all by George A Birmingham( Book )

12 editions published between 1913 and 2010 in English and held by 213 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jeremiah the prophet by George A Birmingham( Book )

4 editions published between 1939 and 1956 in English and held by 208 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The search party by George A Birmingham( Book )

43 editions published between 1909 and 2014 in English and held by 171 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Irish clergyman James Owen Hannay penned dozens of novels over the course of his career, many of which were published under the pseudonym George A. Birmingham. In the uproarious satire The Search Party, an unhinged anarchist settles in a small Irish community, setting off a series of increasingly ridiculous events
Irish short stories by George A Birmingham( Book )

19 editions published between 1932 and 1960 in English and Undetermined and held by 165 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Our casualty, and other stories by George A Birmingham( Book )

20 editions published between 1918 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 159 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

""George A. Birmingham"" was one of the pen names used by James Owen Hannay, a lifelong Church of Ireland minister who also wrote novels and short stories. The tales collected in Our Casualty and Other Stories have a strong sense of place and are brimming with colorful Irish culture; many of the stories also have a military cast of characters
A wayfarer in Hungary by George A Birmingham( Book )

9 editions published between 1925 and 1930 in English and held by 149 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From Dublin to Chicago; some notes on a tour in America by George A Birmingham( Book )

7 editions published between 1914 and 2012 in English and held by 139 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An Irishman looks at his world by George A Birmingham( Book )

10 editions published between 1919 and 2012 in English and held by 132 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The adventures of Dr. Whitty by George A Birmingham( Book )

31 editions published between 1913 and 2012 in English and held by 111 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lalage's lovers by George A Birmingham( Book )

23 editions published between 1911 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 107 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This humorous romp of a novel introduces readers to one Lalage Beresford, one of the most delightful female characters of early twentieth-century literature. Spirited and independent, Lalage forces herself into every firestorm and controversy she can, and ultimately finds herself a key figure in a closely watched campaign for Parliament
The northern iron by George A Birmingham( Book )

26 editions published between 1907 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 107 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Immerse yourself in the past and learn more about the roots of the struggle between Northern Ireland and the rest of the U.K. in this engrossing historical novel from George A. Birmingham. The Northern Iron is set in Ireland during the tumultuous period of transition between the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, but it sheds light on the bloody battles that would persist in the region for hundreds of years
A padre in France by George A Birmingham( Book )

16 editions published between 1918 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 103 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With the memoir A Padre in France, Irish clergyman James Owen Hannay (who used the pseudonym ""George A. Birmingham"") takes a break from the humorous political satires that were his typical stock in trade. Still, Hannay''s characteristic wit and lighthearted take on life shine through in this firsthand account of his stint as a chaplain during World War I
General John Regan by George A Birmingham( Book )

27 editions published between 1913 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 101 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

James Owen Hannay was an Irish clergyman who wrote dozens of novels, stories and plays under the pen name ""George A. Birmingham."" General John Regan is a sharp satirical play about a charming huckster who spearheads a campaign to honor a purported local hero by erecting a statue in his honor in the small Irish village of his birth. The drama hit too close to home when it was first staged in Ireland -- locals rioted to protest the perceived slight against the Irish people
Gossamer by George A Birmingham( Book )

19 editions published between 1915 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 99 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

James Owen Hannay, the Irish clergyman who wrote under the pseudonym ""George A. Birmingham, "" began his literary career with a novel that addressed sensitive political matters in a serious manner. After that approach landed him in hot water in his native Ireland, Hannay adopted a new approach: he continued to talk about important issues, but in a humorous, lighthearted way. In Gossamer, Hannay mercilessly skewers the flimflammery of international finance in a satirical send-up that The
The Simpkins plot by George A Birmingham( Book )

17 editions published between 1911 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 87 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

""George A. Birmingham"" was the pen name of James Owen Hannay, an Irish clergymen who wrote novels in his spare time. The Simpkins Plot is a fun, whimsical tale about a case of mistaken identity -- and the havoc it wreaks in a small Irish community full of quirky, one-of-a-kind characters
Hyacinth by George A Birmingham( Book )

15 editions published between 1906 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 86 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

At the turn of the twentieth century, Ireland was a maelstrom of political and sectoral conflict, and with the publication of his novel Hyacinth, the Church of Ireland clergyman James Owen Hannay (who wrote under the pen name George A. Birmingham) stepped right into the middle of the controversy. Focusing on the life story of a young Protestant boy who grows up surrounded by Catholics, the novel attempts to add a human dimension to the ongoing strife between the two religious traditions
 
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Alternative Names
Birmingham, G. A.

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Birmingham, G. A. (George A.), 1865-1950

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Hannay, Canon 1865-1950

Hannay, Canon J. 1865-1950

Hannay, James O.

Hannay, James O. 1865-1950

Hannay, James O. (James Owen), 1865-1950

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Hannay, James Owen 1865-1950

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English (494)

Irish (3)

Danish (1)

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