The High Deeds of Finn Mac Cool Paperback – 1 Jan 1968
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The High Deeds of Finn Mac Cool
Top Customer Reviews
Written for children but an enthralling introduction to Irish myths for all ages. Ideal for reading aloud - magical, and bloodthirsty enough to delight even the Roald Dahl generation.
I have read the Fenian cycle of Ireland's mythology. I have also read Lady Gregory's version of Finn mac Cool's story. Rosemary has just repeated these, adding no insight or originality of her own, which surprised me. In fact, she left a lot out. I think she could have done so much more.
If you know nothing of Ireland's mythology, this book would be a good place to start. It's written in an easy, accessible style, yet retains much of the character of the old tales. But detail is sparse, and there is no character development. If you want to know more, search online for the four mythological cycles themselves, or read Lady Gregory's book, 'Of Gods and Men' for a really fascinating view of what life was probably like in ancient Ireland.
The book itself is in great condition, although came with a different front cover than shown on the advert - but I am sure that this will not stop my daughter's enjoyment of these classic tales.