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rainbird

any of various birds, such as (in Britain) the green woodpecker, whose cry is supposed to portend rain
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Victor Noble Rainbird was born in North Shields in 1887.
Later in the same year, Rainbird was in France with the 21st battalion of the Northumberland Fusiliers and experienced Ypres, Passchendale, Vimy Ridge and Armentieres.
David Young, a retired senior procurement manager for a building firm who has built up a collection of 30 of the artist's paintings, said: "Victor Noble Rainbird was a prolific and gifted artist.
com David Hirst has tracked down Rainbird paintings for sale or for auction in other parts of the country and has brought them back to North Shields.
They include - on show in the exhibition - a study almost certainly linked to a now lost 1,000sqft mural Rainbird painted for the Ship Hotel in Whitley Bay.
A third Rainbird painting - bought in Leicestershire by David - is of the Watch House in Cullercoats.
Within The Rainbirds itself then, Frame subverts her own apparently coherent provincial portrait of Dunedin.
105), but The Rainbirds advocates the spiritual austerity of life without comfort.
It may be then, that criticism of society in The Rainbirds which appears to be directed against the conforming masses should also be taken to include the conforming literati who accept the coherence of a provincial perspective.
There are other Dunedins, different from the one both confirmed and undermined by The Rainbirds.
In the Dunedin of The Rainbirds, material prosperity is general.
While she was writing The Rainbirds her Burns Fellowship gave her the salary of a university junior lecturer, a room and freedom to write.