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The Little Big Book of Ireland includes:
LITERARY EXCERPTS from such writers as James Joyce, Frank McCourt, Samuel Beckett, and Edna O'Brien.
POETRY by William Butler Yeats, Seamus Heaney, Patrick Kavanagh, Michael Longley, J. M. Synge, and others.
FACTS & FANCY to inform and delight from A Wee Bit o' History and Emerald Isle Gems to Irish natural wonders and Irish toasts and blessings.
SONGS include classics such as "A Bunch of Wild Thyme," "Danny Boy," "An Irish Lullaby," and "Wearing of the Green."
RECIPES for traditional favorites including Irish potato griddle cakes, corned beef and parsnip, steak and Guinness pie, and Irish soda bread.
MYTHS & FOLK TALES about such ancient figures as Deirdre and Naoise, Finn Mac Cumhal, banshees, leprechauns, and fairies.
More than 150 full-color illustrations.
Posted February 25, 2009
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