Monday, May 9, 2011

An image from "Ulysses, a personal journey".
This photo is of a classrooom wall in Belvedere College, a Jesuit school in Dublin. James Joyce went to Belvedere (and this wall is unchanged since before his time there), as did my father and grandfather. In fact last summer we officially confirmed that Joyce was in class with my great-great uncle Edward Hutchinson. Edward was the son of Joseph Hutchinson (my great-great grandfather) who was Lord Mayor of Dublin from 1904-1905 and is twice mentioned in "Ulysses". This is one of the connections that my father and I made to family history and my father's favourite book.

Only 3 books left. A qui la chance!

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