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Blasket Spirit – Stories from the Islands: Stories from the Islands Kindle Edition
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Most Blasket books tell us about the way of life of the islanders in the past when the island was populated but this one has all the history and mystery and brings the abandoned island into the present day, telling how it is now, and how life still goes on there and even tourism exists.
She does not go into her reasons for going there, stating only personal trauma as her need to find solitude and peace of the spirit at the edge of the world, but when you read the book you can hear the seagulls and the seals, watch the waves crashing on the beach and you get some of that peace of the spirit that she went there to find. You can really feel the present as well as the ghosts of the island's past. A great read!
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If you've ever been to the Dingle Peninsula in Ireland--or if you've only considered it--you must read this book. Fennelly weaves a tale of both sorrow and pleasure, sprinkling in unique points of history of the islands that I otherwise would not have learned. Having been in such close proximity to the Blaskets, with her elegantly descriptive style, Fennelly transported me back to that magical place at the end of the world.
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