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An Irish Country Childhood: We Were So Young Back Then and Every Day Was a New Adventure by [Walsh, Marrie]
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4.1 out of 5 stars 98 customer reviews

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Synopsis

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.

About the Author

Marrie Walsh was born in 1929, the 9th of 14 children. She was brought up on a farm in County Mayo, West of Ireland and emigrated to England in 1946.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 483 KB
  • Print Length: 196 pages
  • 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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  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars 98 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #108,200 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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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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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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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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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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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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A lovely book to read of how we used to live, when we cared about others and not just ourselves, we enjoyed the little things in life, and we as children had the freedom to play and go places safely by ourselves,
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I ordered this book for my self as I was due to go into hospital & thought it would make a good read. Delivery & packaging was very good. The book was also a very good lighthearted read. I would recommend this product.
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My mother had a similar upbringing in rural Ireland so I was interested to read this book. However, I found it slightly too detailed, more like a diary detailing every small event so ended up giving up about half way through. Might be more interesting to someone who experienced a similar upbringing.
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