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Firbank

(Arthur Annesley) Ronald. 1886--1926, English novelist, whose works include Valmouth (1919), The Flower beneath the Foot (1923), and Concerning the Eccentricities of Cardinal Pirelli (1926)
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| Huddersfield teachers Bev Firbank (left) and Alison Bray outside St Paul's Cathedral and above left, the Queen and Prince Philip outside the cathedral yesterday after the national service of thanksgiving
More recent critics have advanced this double-edged line of analysis by describing Firbank's style as technically interesting, yet as semantically uncertain and as pessimistically effete.
But, passionate about horses, she was running her own riding school when she met Thomas Firbank in 1931, shortly after he bought Dyffryn.
NORMAN STEPHENS BOWLS SOLIHULL entertained Firbank Bowls Club from the Isle of Wight at Brick Kiln Lane and the full house of spectators enjoyed a rampant victory for the hosts by 147 shots to 98.
Guests donned their finest outfits for a fun evening at the Shell Upstream Dinner Dance held in the city's luxury Marcliffe Hotel Two good Florence Chong with Aileen Ong Happy couple Alexander and Margaret Rennie Cocktails Mark and Angela Downes & Pam and Steve Gardiner Smiles Wayne and Lesley Firbank & Suzanne and Ben Kington Fun time Tom Moore & Jennifer Mayfield Stylish Ewan Stevenson and Fiona McKay Friends Pamela Evans & Julie Donaldson
A pompous professor is holding forth on Ronald Firbank's influence on Evelyn Waugh.
Dyffryn Mymbyr at Capel Curig was made famous by Thomas Firbank in his book I bought a Mountain.
This week's winner is Jay Firbank, of Chorleywood, Herts, who says: "My houseplants thrive because I give them water from my fish tank."
United fan Tom Murphy, 49 - who watched the game in the Firbank pub, near Old Trafford - said: "It's the next best thing to being at the match."
THE MAN UTD VERDICT UNITED Fans crammed into the Firbank pub in Newall Green, Manchester, yesterday and - apart from the result - loved what they saw.
In this first-rate study, Adams (English, Florida Atlantic U.) presents 5 chapters of as many authors--Jane Bowles, James Purdy, Ronald Firbank, Henry Green, and Penelope Fitzgerald--whose work was allegorical rather than realistic and, in an age when realism was valued most, have been mis-read and often under-appreciated as a result.