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Wonderful re-telling of Irish tales,
This review is from: The High Deeds Of Finn MacCool (Red Fox Classics) (Paperback)
These traditional Irish tales are retold in the same vivid lyrical style that makes Rosemary Sutcliffe's historical fiction so enjoyable. They tell of the Fianna,their heroic leader Finn MacCool, and their adventures, battles, and dealings with the Fairy Kind in the rolling hills of Killarney. As the author says they "are full of loose ends and contradictions, and unexplained wisps of stangeness...made simply for the delight of story-making".
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.