The Big Little Book of Irish Wit & Wisdom

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A delightful treasury of Irish culture, including toasts, quips, and history.

From prayers to proverbs, ancient customs to homespun advice, this charmingly illustrated compendium perfectly captures the spirit of the Emerald Isle.  Included among the pearls of wit and wisdom are a selection of the famous ninth-century triads, beguiling riddles of traditional Irish life, prayers and blessings for all occasions, timeless proverbs, the best of Ireland's toasts, and a ...

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Overview

A delightful treasury of Irish culture, including toasts, quips, and history.

From prayers to proverbs, ancient customs to homespun advice, this charmingly illustrated compendium perfectly captures the spirit of the Emerald Isle.  Included among the pearls of wit and wisdom are a selection of the famous ninth-century triads, beguiling riddles of traditional Irish life, prayers and blessings for all occasions, timeless proverbs, the best of Ireland's toasts, and a fascinating selection of the revered "Brehon" laws.  More than 200 full-color illustrations add enchantment to practically every page.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781579128449
  • Publisher: Black Dog & Leventhal Publishers, Inc.
  • Publication date: 2/17/2010
  • Pages: 368
  • Sales rank: 770,656
  • Product dimensions: 4.40 (w) x 5.90 (h) x 1.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Morgan LLywelyn has written dozens of best-selling books about Ireland, from its ancient Celtic roots to the present day.  Her critically acclaimed novels, both of history and of mythology, have been translated into many languages and have sold 40 million copies around the wrold.  She is an Irish citizen and lives in Dublin.

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