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Ireland Low Price CD: Ireland Low Price CD
     

Ireland Low Price CD: Ireland Low Price CD

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by Frank Delaney
 

From a land famous for storytelling comes an epic novel of Ireland that captures the intimate, passionate texture of the Irish spirit.

One evening in 1951, an itinerant storyteller arrives unannounced at a house in the Irish countryside. In exchange for a bed and a warm meal, he invites his hosts and their neighbors to join him by the wintry fireside, and begins

Overview

From a land famous for storytelling comes an epic novel of Ireland that captures the intimate, passionate texture of the Irish spirit.

One evening in 1951, an itinerant storyteller arrives unannounced at a house in the Irish countryside. In exchange for a bed and a warm meal, he invites his hosts and their neighbors to join him by the wintry fireside, and begins to tell formative stories of Ireland’s history. Ronan, a nine-year-old boy, grows so entranced by the storytelling that, when the old man leaves abruptly under mysterious circumstances, the boy devotes himself to finding him again.

Ronan’s search for the Storyteller becomes both a journey of self-discovery, long unspoken family secrets, and an immersion into the sometimes conflicting histories of his native land.

A sweeping novel of huge ambition, Ireland is the beautifully told story of a remarkable nation. It rings with the truth of a writer passionate about his country and in full command of his craft.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780062119681
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
09/13/2011
Edition description:
Unabridged
Pages:
192
Sales rank:
548,090
Product dimensions:
5.30(w) x 5.80(h) x 1.60(d)

Meet the Author

Frank Delaney was born in Tipperary, Ireland. A career in broadcasting earned him fame across the United Kingdom. A judge for the Booker Prize, several of his nonfiction books were bestsellers in the UK, and he writes frequently for American and British publications. He now lives with his wife, Diane Meier, in New York and Connecticut. Ireland is his first novel to be published in the United States.

Frank Delaney was born in Tipperary, Ireland. A career in broadcasting earned him fame across the United Kingdom. A judge for the Booker Prize, several of his nonfiction books were bestsellers in the UK, and he writes frequently for American and British publications. He now lives with his wife, Diane Meier, in New York and Connecticut. Ireland is his first novel to be published in the United States.

Brief Biography

Hometown:
New York, New York, and Kent, Connecticut
Date of Birth:
October 24, 1941
Place of Birth:
Tipperary, Republic of Ireland
Education:
Thomastown National School 1947-54; The Abbey School, Tipperary, 1954-60; Rosse College, Dublin, 1960
Website:
http://www.frankdelaney.com

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Ireland Low Price CD: Ireland Low Price CD 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Really enjoyed this. Some history, some myth, even poetry and song. Stories within stories. Definetly recommend.
SCCC More than 1 year ago
We had already read and enjoyed Frank Delaney's IRELAND but hearing him tell the story was a special treat. I consider this one of the best audio books we've heard. Lots of Irish myth and Irish history, in addition to a good story. A must read for anyone with roots in the Old Sod, or anyone who wishes (s)he did....