Irish Days: Oral Histories of the Twentieth Century.

Hickey, Margaret and Tom Kelly.
As new in original dust-wrapper. Clean, bright and tight. Unused. Illustrated from photographs. ; Eleven interviews with Irish people all aged over 75 are presented here: from an 82-year old in Tipperary who still lives in the house where he was born to an ex-High Court judge. All walks of life are caught candidly on the page. Eamon Kelly talks about becoming an actor with the Abbey Theatre; Michael-Joe Tarpey worked all his life for the forestry department, but still managed to be a musician, builder, naturalist, maker of musical instruments and custodian of local history and folklore; Bridgit Dirrane, now 106, was an active member of Cumann na nBan, the women's branch of the Irish independence movement in the 1920s. Against a background of world-shattering events at home and abroad, Margaret Hickey's subjects lived lives of extraordinary diversity and recount them with the poetry for which their country is renowned.
Book ID 20895
Pages Edition First Edition
Date 2001 Cover Type Hardcover
Condition As New in As New dust jacket
Publisher Kyle Cathie Limited,
Price: £4.00
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