Ireland. A Novel

Delaney Frank

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Cover Type: Hardcover
Book Condition: Fine
Jacket Condition: Fine
Publisher: Time Warner
Publisher Place: London
Publisher Year: 2004
Edition: First Edition

Description: 468 pages. Book and Jacket appear to have hardly been read and are both in Fine condition throughout. In 1951an Old Man Arrived At A House In The Irish Countryside. He Started To Tell His Story Before He Left Again. A Nine Year Old Boy Was Fascinated By What He Had Heard And Devotes His Life Trying To Find The Old Man.

Publishers Description: One evening in 1951, an itinerant storyteller arrives unannounced and mysterious at a house in the Irish countryside. By the November fireside he begins to tell the story of this extraordinary land. One of his listeners, a nine-year-old boy, grows so entranced by the storytelling that, when the old man leaves, he devotes his life to finding him again. It is a search that uncovers both passions and mysteries, in his own life as well as the old man's, and their solving become the thrilling climax to this tale. But the life of this boy is more than just his story: it is also the telling of a people, the narrative of a nation, the history of Ireland in all its drama, intrigue and heroism. 'Ireland' travels through the centuries by way of story after story, from the savage grip of the Ice Age to the green and troubled land of tourist brochures and news headlines. Along the way, we meet foolish kings and innocent monks, god-heroes and great works of art, shrewd Norman raiders and envoys from Rome, leaders, poets and lovers. Each illuminates the magic of Ireland, the power of England and the eternal connection to the land.

ISBN: 9780316725972


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