Great Irish Stories of Childhood

Edited and introduced by Peter Haining
SKU: 978 0 285 63486 2 Category: Tag:

Product Description

Rediscover the magical years of childhood, the years of innocence, the pains and pleasures of schooldays and the struggles of adolescence, evoked by Ireland’s foremost writers.

A haunting collection of stories from some of Ireland’s most famous writers, from Samuel Beckett and Seamus Heaney to Roddy Doyle and Flann O’Brien. Vivid, evocative and often deeply moving, this is a collection to reawaken nostalgia and provide hours of unadulterated pleasure.

This collection draws us back into a world of heightened senses, when everything was possible and the future was rich with promise. Whether their memories are of rural villages or crowded city streets, of running through the fields or enduring the discipline of spartan convent schools, some of the greatest names in twentieth-century Irish writing combine to create a book that is irresistible.

Includes stories by:

  • Samuel Beckett
  • Brendan Behan
  • Maeve Binchy
  • Roddy Doyle
  • Brian Friel
  • Seamus Heaney
  • Neil Jordan
  • Anne McCaffrey
  • John Gahern
  • Michael McLaverty
  • Bryan MacMahon
  • Patrick O’Brian
  • Edna O’Brien
  • Flann O’Brien
  • Frank O’Connor
  • Julia O’Faolain
  • Lian O’Flaherty
  • Padraic Pearse
  • James Plunkett
  • Eithne Strong
  • Peter Tremayne
  • William Trevor
  • Sinead de Valera

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