The last one-third of Irish Firebrands (chapters 23-34) contains a eyepopping 34 instances of “notice.” Should any have been expressed differently?
- But after their first Wednesday together, when Lana was headed back to Dillon’s flat, she observed Medb exit a shop – accompanied by some girls she didn’t recognise – and noticed that Medb’s skirt seemed to be shorter than she recalled it to have been, when the girl had changed out of her school uniform that day.
- As she passed the bookcases, she noticed the stack of sketchbooks again.
- He also noticed links about genealogy – of special interest because that was Lana’s occupation.
- Then he noticed John Sweeney seated on a podium at the head of the room.
- He didn’t know the barman, but he noticed the man look curiously at him when he placed an order for food and a fizzy drink.
- From the corner of his…
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