[PDF/EBOOK] The Twelfth Day of July


  • Paperback
  • 160
  • The Twelfth Day of July
  • Joan Lingard
  • English
  • 10 June 2020
  • 9780140372366

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Free download The Twelfth Day of July Review ´ The Twelfth Day of July ✓ E-book, or Kindle E-pub Read & download ↠ E-book, or Kindle E-pub á Joan Lingard Is a Protestant celebration day Meanwhile Catholic Kevin McCoy is out causing trouble in the Protestant part of town What will happen w Still working onI sort of think that anyone who s trying to write a story about star crossed lovers seriously needs to read these books This is how it s done I know Kevin and Sadie aren t together in this first book but it s a part of the story of their romance which is practical and not too lovey dovey while remaining realistic and touching The series shows the realities of loving someone from a group you ve been taught to hate all your life the self doubt the distrust the clashes Though ultimately Kevin and Sadie both want peace it s always clear that they disagree on how that will come about Even though they raise a Catholic child together Sadie always remains suspicious of the Pope and the Catholic church Even though they live in the UK for large portions of the series Kevin always identifies as Irish Though they love each other they still remain wary of the other side seeing their spouse as different Though they are married to someone from the other side their hatred is still a part of their identity and never really goes away It s a brilliantly realistic description of the realities of being star crossed lovers Though it gets harsh and gritty at times I d take it over the soppy unrealistic version we see too often in YA any day Because seriously that s what life is like when you fall in love with an enemy you ve been trained to hate all your life You can t just forget what s an integral part of you because omg hawtness or some other shite I need to see of this sort of romanceNow onto the review The Twelfth Day of July is set in Belfast which happens to be my favourite city on earth Always has been and probably always will be But Belfast let s be honest it s got some issues There s parts of that city that I won t go into as a Catholic with a big southern Irish accent on herHow welcoming is that Murals with big pictures of a group who actively hate me the guns pointed just in case the message isn t clear enough And then you get republican ones which are eually charmingI mean I m from Dublin you do see graffiti written all over the place saying IRA or CIRAwhich used to be my favourite graffiti when I was smaller and didn t know what it meant ha but Belfast is something else entirely It s actually weirdly beautiful with its murals even the violent aggressive onesIt s also almost entirely built on divisions and though things are getting better now they were at their worst when this novel was writtenKevin and Sadie live just a few streets away from each other They live in identical houses speak the same language and have very similar childhoods in many ways But they are completely different from one another because Kevin is Catholic and Sadie is ProtestantThis being Belfast of the twentieth century it meant much than that Kevin comes from a nationalistrepublican family calls himself Irish and wants Northern Ireland to be a part of the Republic of Ireland Sadie comes from a unionistloyalist family calls herself British and wants Northern Ireland to be a part of the United Kingdom With bombs going off in the name of both causes tensions are highAnd in the days coming up to the twelfth of July a celebration for Protestants because of their victory over Catholics in the 1600s things are even tenser Even today they re fairly tense around that time of year Like here s a photo of a pyre that s going to burn the Irish flagIt s through the eyes of four young people that Belfast is explored in this novel two sets of siblings They are all prejudiced though the novel shows how similar they all really are Still only young they are taking part in the Troubles through childish means by having fights with each other on the streetsThe language is simplistic but it does the job very well bringing Belfast to life and really showing what life during the Troubles was like There s a strong sense of fear throughout but despite this people get on with life There s a risk of young children mainly boys being recruited into paramilitary groups and of everyone being injured for simply being born An amazing novel highly recommendedSome of Belfast s murals because they really are an amazing Horrible and tragic and a fair few bad things too but they are genuinely amazing Maybe not in a good way

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The Twelfth Day of July

Free download The Twelfth Day of July Review ´ The Twelfth Day of July ✓ E-book, or Kindle E-pub Read & download ↠ E-book, or Kindle E-pub á Joan Lingard The first chapter takes place in a Protestant street Tommy and Sadie Jackson are already looking forward to the 12th day of July which I d been looking forward to reading this book for a while and the negative rating reflects my disappointmentWhile this book was good in several respects it was short was factual etc it also had downfalls which for me unfortunately were a bit prominent than it s good aspects1 Cutting to the chase I didn t like the low key sexism Of course I take into consideration that it was written in the 70s And honestly I don t mind it that much but a couple of things just got on my nerves such as Mrs Jackson making the comment a woman is nothing without her kitchenI could rant about how ridiculous this idea is but I ll save you thatThere are a couple of other examples like comments Kevin made and the fact that Mr and Mrs McCoy left Brede in charge in charge when they were away despite the fact that Kevin was at least two years older than her Why Because Brede is a girl2 It s always the CATHOLICS making trouble It s always the Nationalists starting it And maybe this is me looking too deeply into it Maybe this is me being butt hurt and missing the point Or maybe it s lazy writingAnd don t get me wrong it s not the fact that it s painting nationalists in a bad light and therefore giving good little Protestant girl Sadie an excuse for revenge If it was the other way round and loyalists were the ones causing the trouble the ones sparking it all off I would be just as rubbed up This book should be common ground should be showing that both sides are as good and as bad as each other and therefore that neither side is good or bad By having Kevin McCoy a nationalist sparking it all off and then continuing to cause all the trouble it refuses to do this and in the end is an oxymoron to itselfWhether the author is a loyalist and did this unwittingly as a result of internalized prejudices or she is a nationalist and did it to show she was not favouring the Catholics I do not know and do not wish to find out It doesn t matter The point is that it s there and that it shouldn t be Not amused Lingard3 The characters aren t well written aren t well created and aren t believableAnd no I m not being too harshSure you could argue that it is only a short novel that the characters were only being established but that isn t good enough There were plenty of opportunities for Lingard to make her characters or at least Kevin and Sadie wholesome yet she did notSadie is uite honestly a bitch She complains about her best friend behind her back dislikes her best friends parents sparks a feud with a lad from another street insults a minister burns down a kitchen and doesn t get punished I could go on but I am not going to because I don t think I could stand to hate her than I already do She s one dimensional and it s glorified praised even when she s snarky when she fights back when really it s unbearable There were some points during the story There some points during the story where I just really wanted to jump in and give her a slapKevin is a little bearable and innocent despite his tough facade for example when his parents were away he hosted a party where there was coca cola and a fiddle player I think this is uite sweet really But there is that point I made earlier about him continuously provoking loyalists and him teasing Sadie when his mates uite literally captured her and she was trying to fight backAnd then there were the odd comments here and there like They divided the area up between them giving Linda the smallest portion which are completely unnecessary Why give Linda the smallest portion And why even mention it Bits and pieces like this made me wonder if Lingard was deliberately trying to get the reader to dislike all of her characters The only vaguely likable ones for me were Brede You won t order me into the kitchen Kevin McCoy and Tommy because he cares about his sisterThis is only a short list in terms of numbers but are three very important features in the book They add tone to it they are a very large part of it and they cannot be ignoredI have to say that overall the only part I liked was the ending and no I m not being sardonic Wellmostly It was sweet reminded me of a trip into Bangor with two of my friends and there seemed to be some actual character developmentI accidentally bought Across the Barricades first and am hoping that it is better that this one was just the straggly beginningIf not and it is just as bad I don t think I ll be reading any Kevin and Sadie books

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Free download The Twelfth Day of July Review ´ The Twelfth Day of July ✓ E-book, or Kindle E-pub Read & download ↠ E-book, or Kindle E-pub á Joan Lingard Hen Sadie and Kevin meet Can they become friends when everyone else in Northern Ireland is so full of hatred against the other religion a fascinating insight into the Troubles in Northern Ireland written at the time when it was still happening The Twelfth Day of July tells the story of the conflict from the point of view of two teenagers Kevin a Catholic and Sadie a Protestant Both are fiercely loyal to their respective sides and engage in raidsattacks on the other side graffiti house breaking and eventually violence As much as the book is about the larger scale conflict between the two religious groups it s also a personal battle of wills between Kevin and Sadie who are perhaps alike than either would care to admit despite belonging to different religious groups The divide and the seething sense of unrest resentment and tension between the two is really well depicted A single street is all that physically separates the two groups Catholics and Protestants but the religious political and historical background of the conflict is what really separates them It being set in 1970s Belfast there is also casual sexism of course but at the same time women are shown to be strong independent characters in their own right Both Kevin and Sadie s mothers are not to be messed with and Sadie and Brede Kevin s sister both refuse to take any nonsense from their respective brothersA uick and easy read very gripping and very interesting insight into a period of history


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    Free download The Twelfth Day of July Read & download ↠ E-book, or Kindle E-pub á Joan Lingard Joan Lingard á 9 Read I love this series now just as much as I did 30 years ago What makes me sad is that hatred and bigotry over religion is just as topical now as it was thenSo watching Kevin and Sadie break boundaries gladdens my heart They were my second relationship that I shipped hard Anne and Gilbert were first and their story sucks m

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    Free download The Twelfth Day of July Joan Lingard á 9 Read [PDF/EBOOK] The Twelfth Day of July I'd been looking forward to reading this book for a while and the negative rating reflects my disappointmentWhile this book

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    Read & download ↠ E-book, or Kindle E-pub á Joan Lingard Joan Lingard á 9 Read [PDF/EBOOK] The Twelfth Day of July It's about kids written for kids early teens but good for anyone interested in understanding Northern Ireland during the troubles Joan Lingard writes as one who grew up in Belfast Her characters are authentic natives from both sides of the divide kids their parents their neighbours streets lined with terrace houses Going by the copyright date it's the 1960s probably a few years before the setting of Gerald Seymour's Ha

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