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Recollections of a Donegal Man
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 101,490. Language: English. Published: February 12, 2017 by Stephen R.M. Jones. Categories: Nonfiction » History » European, Nonfiction » Entertainment » Music
Irish traditional singer Packie Manus Byrne (1917-2015) recounts his eventful life. A fascinating portrait of an isolated crofting community in the early 20th century is followed by stories of adventurous wanderings as cattle drover, smuggler, steeplejack, circus hand, actor, musician and more. Social history that leaps off the page, directly transcribed from taped interviews.
(If you only knew) The Half of It
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 154,020. Language: English. Published: September 11, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » History » European
Speculation ran rampant within the family as to whether or not my grandfather had been a member of the Irish Republication Brotherhood or ran guns to Ireland upon his arrival in New York. My mother refused to talk about it. She would only say, "If you only knew the half of it," alluding to Ireland's abuse over the centuries at the hands of the English. This story attempts to tell that half.
The Spirit of Irish Wit
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 123,600. Language: English (Irish dialect). Published: January 19, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General, Nonfiction » History » European
A collection of 800 pieces of Irish wit, published in 1811 that encapsulates life from the humble chimney sweep to the arrogant nobleman. An essential guide to humour in culture and manners, pomp and politics, humbug and sharp tongues, class and craft, language and expression, wisdom and foolishness during the political ferment prior and during the 1798 Rebellion and after the Act of Union.