Quench the Lamp

Quench the Lamp

by Alice Taylor
     
 

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If ever a voice has captured the colors, the rhythms, the rich, bittersweet emotions of a time gone by, it is Alice Taylor's. Her tales of childhood in rural Ireland hark back to a timeless past, to a world now lost, but ever and fondly remembered. The colorful characters and joyous moments she offers have made her stories an Irish phenomenon, and have made Alice…  See more details below

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If ever a voice has captured the colors, the rhythms, the rich, bittersweet emotions of a time gone by, it is Alice Taylor's. Her tales of childhood in rural Ireland hark back to a timeless past, to a world now lost, but ever and fondly remembered. The colorful characters and joyous moments she offers have made her stories an Irish phenomenon, and have made Alice herself the most beloved author in all of the Emerald Isle.

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Library Journal
This collection of vignettes continues the story of Taylor's childhood in Ireland--a story begun with her Irish best seller To School Through the Fields ( LJ 3/1/90). Each piece is a quick, entertaining glance at Irish life in the Forties and Fifties, a life slowly moving to more modern times. Recorded here are the characters, events, and traditions of a rural life that are sadly lost to memory when a society succumbs to technology. Books such as Taylor's preserve for us all an otherwise fading oral tradition.-- Kenneth J. Cook, Melbourne, Fla.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780863221125
Publisher:
Brandon Books
Publication date:
01/14/2010
Pages:
192
Sales rank:
949,459
Product dimensions:
4.90(w) x 7.70(h) x 0.60(d)

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