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An Irish Country Childhood: We Were So Young Back Then and Every Day Was a New Adventure
 
 

An Irish Country Childhood: We Were So Young Back Then and Every Day Was a New Adventure [Kindle Edition]

Marrie Walsh
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (80 customer reviews)

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'As a child I would sit on the stone wall as if hypnotised, imagining that the world ended where the moutains and the sky met and wishing I could stand at the top and touch the heavens.' This enchanting story tells of a young girl's magical childhood on a farm in the west of Ireland during the 1930s and 1940s. It looks at the mountain-village community, one that was poor, though never short of the necessities of life.

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This is the story of a magical childhood on a farm in Mayo during the 1930s and early 1940s. It tells of a young girl, Marrie, and the rural community in which she lives, close to nature and in a land with little worldly wealth.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 454 KB
  • Print Length: 196 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1844548929
  • Publisher: Metro (1 Mar 2010)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0079NQ7JE
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (80 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #3,969 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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18 of 19 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars a great read 18 Nov 2012
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
I come from an Irish father and English mom although my Dad came from the east of Ireland but reading this it was Ireland of old. A fantastic read if anyone is in my age group (54) and went to Ireland every year as a child (at least two weeks in the summer) Loved every minute of the book and have now passed it on to my brother who is older (but not wiser) and am yet awaiting his comeback but I know it will be similar to mine. If of Irish origin a must read
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30 of 33 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars So very true 15 April 2010
Format:Paperback
Excellent, this book tells a story so very true. People from the west of Ireland will identify with the people and places and understand the difficult circumstances at that time. Things are so differnet now. Written in a simple and understanding manner.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Really good read 11 Mar 2013
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I enjoyed this book because when I was a child in Ireland I had a lovely time playing and running around the fields with my friends, We never worried about anything, we loved music and dancing,and reading of course which I still do a lot of now. Many thanks.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Irish Childhood 24 Feb 2013
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It took me back to my childhood and I rememberd things I had forgotten.A book to get lost in, relax and enjoy.
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Nice story. 25 April 2012
Format:Kindle Edition
Very well told, simple and to the point. Brought back to me a lot of lost memories. I think if your of a certain age you will love this.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Nostalgic read 15 Mar 2013
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If, like me, you have some Irish roots, then this tale is worth the read. May not appeal to all tastes, but I liked it.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Interesting if you know the area 7 Jan 2013
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Interesting to me as I have travelled in that area, I am not sure how interesting anyone with no local knowledge would find it.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars A trip down memory lane 20 Aug 2013
By Sheel
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This is a collection of detailed personal memories, rather than a storybook.
Each chapter is about a person or an event.

The last chapter repeated some things already mentioned. Then the book finished.

I think this book was written more for the author than the reader.
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