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Barking Mad




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Barking Mad
Tales of Liars, Lovers, Loonies

Brendan Nolan has been telling stories of local characters and events for as long as anyone would listen to him.

This gathering of tales of strange people he has encountered includes the woman who faced jail over an unpaid dog licence, a man that swam so low in the water that people thought he was a seal and went seal hunting in Lucan, and the woman who insisted that Rock Hudson kissed her one warm night in the valley.

They are all here: from the entrepreneur who tried to sell Miss Elvis a DVD on the phone to the non-blind man who saw turkey feathers fall from the sky when the coalman arrived at Christmas.

Few people realise that an on-the-run Jesse James became a postman in Lucan and fell in love with a local widow.

And not forgetting the streaker who was kidnapped on a stag night, and pleaded not guilty to indecent behaviour.

Stop Press: Barking Mad is now available as a Kindle download to take with you wherever you go.

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There are 34 original stories in this hilarious collection, one for every night of the month and three spare stories for the night you cannot sleep.

 barking dogBrendan's gathering of tales of, liars, lovers, loonies and layabouts includes more than 30 hilarious tales, amongst which are:

Mandrake the Magician
Walking corpse
Plucking the turkey
Jesse James loved my granny
Poor Jack's weather
I kissed Rock Hudson
No hatchet man
Dreaming a miracle
Dan the moving man
High flying Annie
Private writer
Lash Larrie
Smoking Bonny
Peter petrol
Tunnel of love
The road to Dodsboro
Elvis is on the phone
Kidnapped streaker.

ISBN 978-0-9560810-0-1


Brendan participates in readings at events, seminars, weekends and summer schools.

He also conducts Telling Your Story seminars for business audiences who need to communicate with the community, clients and crew members to get the message across..

Call us and chat. We have a story to tell.

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