By J A O'Brien
It is the tale of a tender guy of self reliant brain and feisty spirit who refuses to just accept the limitations and strictures of a closed Irish society. And who via monetary necessity, at a truly younger age, is pressured to stay and paintings in 'pagan' England the land of 'the enemy'.
There he learns to 'like the English' and learns of 'freedoms that he knew little or no approximately' in 'holy Ireland'.
A wealth of various and informative fabric and the power to anchor the non-public securely in the public area offers this memoir a common appeal.
The narrative has the entire materials for a compelling learn - vibrant and sundry characters introduced alive at the web page, compelling environment and ancient relevance and curiosity. The prologue whets our urge for food for what's to return and the aggregate of recollection, poetry and old info drawstrings the narrative jointly well.
Astute statement and personality portrayal are the strengths of the paintings, as is the obtainable tone of the narrative voice during which the writer employs a mild contact that has simply the correct amount of wit and sobriety.
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