This collection includes folk tales, fairy tales, and more modern stories of adventure, excitement and growing up. It contains work from our best-loved writers - Jonathan Swift, Frank O'Connor, SeÃ¡n O'FaolÃ¡in, Brian Friel, Mary Lavin - as well as discoveries from little-known authors, and specially commissioned translations from Irish language classics.
Eilís Dillon (1920-1994) wrote more than thirty books for young people, as well as fiction for adults, including the best-selling historical novel Across the Bitter Sea, about the struggle for Irish independence in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. With few exceptions, her young people's books are set in the west of Ireland, in small communities struggling to make a living on the islands and along the Atlantic coast. As the critic Declan Kiberd wrote in Dillon's obituary: “What Laura Ingalls Wilder did for children's literature in the US, she achieved in Ireland, imparting a sure historical sense in books such as The Singing Cave. That interest in history was a natural expression of her curiosity of mind, and of her family inheritance.
Descrizione libro Condizione libro: Brand New. Book Condition: Brand New. Codice libro della libreria 97808627813541.0
Descrizione libro O'Brien Pr, 1984. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria DADAX0862781353
Descrizione libro O'Brien Press Ltd, 1987. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. Corners bumped. Crease to back cover. Crease to front cover. Next day dispatch. International delivery available. 1000's of satisfied customers! Please contact us with any enquiries. Codice libro della libreria mon0000154411