To School Through the Fields: An Irish Country Childhood
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To School Through the Fields: An Irish Country Childhood

by Alice Taylor
     
 

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If ever a voice has caputured 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 hard 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 The School Through the Fields in Irish

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If ever a voice has caputured 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 hard 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 The School Through the Fields in Irish phenomenon, and have made Alice herself the mose beloved author in all of the Emerald Isle.

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For anyone in need of a quick vacation, Alice Taylor's memoir...will do as well as an afternoon spent sitting in field high enough to blot out the skyscrapers. Taylor's telling makes the world of her village universal, and sets her firmly in that mysteriously potent Irish storytelling tradition." —Los Angeles Times

"Charming...[Taylor] brings to life the simple delights of growing up on a farm in a large family... A delighful evocation of Irishness and of the author's deep-seated love of 'the very fields of home'" —Publishers Weekly

"One of th most richly evocative and moving portraits of childhood [ever] written..gentle and beckoning..a journey every reader will treasure and will want to read over and over again." —Boston Herald

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780312105600
Publisher:
St. Martin's Press
Publication date:
02/28/1994
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
168
Product dimensions:
5.44(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.44(d)

Meet the Author

Alice Taylor still lives in the village of Innishannon, County Cork, Ireland, where her family tends the local market and post office. All three of her books, To School Through the Fields, Quench the Lamp, and The Village, are now available in quality paperback editions.

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