The Colour of Life and The Black Bitch and other Tales by Geoff Cronin

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Apart from writing books, Geoff Cronin also contributed to the blog in the last three years. He was delighted to share a selection of his stories from his three books from time to time and during the recent Classical Music series on Luciano Pavarotti, he suggested that I might use this story about the great tenor and his most ardent fan.

https://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com/2016/10/31/a-pavrotti-fan-achieves-his-dream-of-a-lifetime-as-told-by-geoff-cronin/

I am sure that he will be delighted that his storytelling continues with the serialisation of his books.

The Colour of Life – Chapter One – Pigeons.

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https://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com/2017/03/04/the-colour-of-life-pigeons-by-geoff-cronin/

Chapter Two – My Grandfather’s Story – 1930

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https://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com/2017/03/05/the-colour-of-life-chapter-two-my-grandfathers-story-1930-by-geoff-cronin/

Chapter Three – The Crane

https://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com/2017/03/11/the-colour-of-life-chapter-three-the-crane-1930-by-geoff-cronin/

Chapter Four and Five – Pitch and Toss and Cricket in Woodstown

https://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com/2017/03/18/the-colour-of-life-the-rules-woodstown-of-pitch-and-toss-and-how-to-play-it-1933-and-cricket-by-geoff-cronin/

Chapter Six – The making of a snare

https://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com/2017/03/19/the-colour-of-life-the-art-of-making-snares-1934-by-geoff-cronin/

Chapter Seven – How the Stable was built in 1936

https://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com/2017/03/25/the-colour-of-life-how-the-stable-was-built-in-1936-by-geoff-cronin/

Chapter Eight – The Devil Finds Work.

https://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com/2017/03/26/the-colour-of-life-the-devil-finds-work-1936-by-geoff-cronin/

Chapter Nine- The Financier and the Farmer’s Wife

https://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com/2017/04/01/the-colour-of-life-the-financier-and-the-farmers-wife-1936-by-geoff-cronin/

Chapter Ten – The Station

https://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com/2017/04/02/the-colour-of-life-the-station-1936-by-geoff-cronin/

Chapter 11 – The Price of a Habit

https://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com/2017/04/08/the-colour-of-life-the-price-of-a-habit-1937-by-geoff-cronin/

Chapter 12 – The shop Part One

https://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com/2017/04/09/the-colour-of-life-the-shop-part-one-1938-by-geoff-cronin/

Chapter 13 – The Shop Part Two

https://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com/2017/04/15/the-colour-of-life-the-shop-part-two-1938-by-geoff-cronin/

Chapter 14 – James the Landlord

https://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com/2017/04/16/the-colour-of-life-james-the-landlord-1939-by-geoff-cronin/

Chapter 15 – The Snipe Shoot

https://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com/2017/04/22/the-colour-of-life-the-snipe-shoot-1939-by-geoff-cronin/

Chapter 17 – Work on a Timber Gang

https://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com/2017/04/23/the-colour-of-life-work-on-a-timber-gang-1942-by-geoff-cronin/

Chapter 18 – The Digs in Dublin

https://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com/2017/04/29/the-colour-of-life-the-digs-in-dublin-1945-by-geoff-cronin/

Chapter 19 – The Nuns at the Glue Pot

https://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com/2017/04/30/the-colour-of-life-the-nuns-at-the-glue-pot-1946-by-geoff-cronin/

Chapter 20 – The Mobile Cinema

https://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com/2017/05/06/the-colour-of-life-the-mobile-cinema-1947-by-geoff-cronin/

Chapter 21 – The Ferguson Tractor.

https://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com/2017/05/07/the-colour-of-life-the-ferguson-tractor-1948-by-geoff-cronin/

Chapter 22 – The Dance Scene 1950

https://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com/2017/05/13/the-colour-of-life-the-dance-scene-1950-by-geoff-cronin/

Chapter 23 – The Haul of Bass

https://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com/2017/05/14/the-colour-of-life-the-haul-of-bass-1955-by-geoff-cronin/

Chapter 24 – The Rosary 1955

https://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com/2017/05/20/the-colour-of-life-serialisation-the-rosary-1955-by-geoff-cronin/

Colour of Life Extra – Behind every great man!

https://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com/2017/05/20/the-colour-of-life-extra-behind-every-great-man-joan-cronin-1920-1994/

Chapter 25 – Tommy and the Fish and The Power of Prayer

https://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com/2017/05/21/the-colour-of-life-tommy-and-the-fish-and-the-power-of-prayer/

Chapter 26 – The Tangler’s Hat

https://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com/2017/05/27/the-colour-of-life-the-tanglers-hat-1965-geoff-cronin/

Chapter 27 – The Turkey Run

https://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com/2017/05/28/the-colour-of-life-the-turkey-run-1968-by-geoff-cronin/

Chapter 28 – Salad and Omelets in Kritsa 1975

https://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com/2017/06/03/the-colour-of-life-salad-and-omelets-in-kritsa-1975-by-geoff-cronin/

Chapter 29 – Sangria 1976

https://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com/2017/06/04/the-colour-of-life-sangria-by-geoff-cronin/

The Matmakers

https://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com/2017/06/10/the-black-bitch-and-other-tales-the-matmakers-by-geoff-cronin/

Flinches

https://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com/2017/06/11/the-black-bitch-and-other-tales-serialisation-flinches-by-geoff-cronin/

The Last Public Execution

https://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com/2017/07/01/the-black-bitch-and-other-tales-the-last-public-execution-by-geoff-cronin/

Lateral Thinking

https://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com/2017/07/02/the-black-bitch-and-other-tales-lateral-thinking-by-geoff-cronin/

Clerical Errors

https://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com/2017/07/08/the-black-bitch-and-other-tales-clerical-errors-by-geoff-cronin/

The Cure and other Snippets

https://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com/2017/07/09/the-black-bitch-and-other-tales-the-cure-and-other-smippets-by-geoff-cronin/

Technique and the Soliloquy and Snippets

https://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com/2017/07/15/the-black-bitch-and-other-tales-technique-and-the-soliloquy-and-snippets-by-geoff-cronin/

He who laughs last and Technique Kerry Style

https://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com/2017/07/16/the-black-bitch-and-other-tales-he-who-laughs-last-and-technique-kerry-style-by-geoff-cronin/