Brendan Behan, Irish writer and republican
Brendan Behan (Brendan Francis Behan, 1923-1964), Irish poet, short story writer, novelist and playwright who wrote in both Irish and English. He was also an Irish republican and IRA volunteer. He died in his early 40s as a result of heavy drinking.
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Two women chatting in a kitchen
Two women chatting in a kitchen, one thin and one fat. One says: I just seen young George the worse for drink again. The other replies: I ain't surprised. You may depend 'e in'aled it from 'is father.
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Jolly Plump Cook 1640
A jolly, plump cook (surrounded by poultry and other meats) proudly holds up a freshly made pie, decorated with a feather.
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