James Joyce

The future writer typically fails to show up in one scene of the 'Rising' chapter in the second book of Rutherfurd's Irish saga. But some of the characters in the story visit the Volta cinema he is running; and his friend Oliver St John Gogarty, who was a striking Dublin figure, plays a part in the tale.




 

 

 

Did You Know?
In 1598, Queen Elizabeth ordered a banquet featuring a food source from the new world: potatoes. The royal cooks, having never prepared potatoes before, threw the veggie away and cooked the green part or eye instead, sickening the whole royal court. Elizabeth banned the vegetable. The ban was eventually lifted a few years later when potatoes gained popularity in Spain, France and Italy.




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