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In Belfast by the Sea

Frank Frankfort Moore (author)
Patrick Maume (author)
Paperback / softback,
Publication date:
24th September 2007

Author Biography

Frank Frankfort Moore (1855-31) was a journalist and prolific popular novelist who rose to be deputy editor of the Belfast Newsletter before leaving for London to become a professional writer. Patrick Maume is a researcher with the Dictionary of Irish Biography


"In Belfast by the Sea" originally appeared as a series of 61 articles in the "Belfast Telegraph", 1923-4. They comprise Moore's recollections of Victorian Belfast and Bangor between his childhood in the 1860s and his departure for London in 1892. Highpoints are a tour of the city centre in which he recollects the shops and public buildings as they were in his youth, his reminiscences of his education at the Royal Belfast Academical Institution, and his description of the city's musical and theatrical life. His descriptions of the development of the city's water and transport networks include an account of the first public appearance of the Dunlop inflatable tyre and travelling conditions on the early railway services.