By J A O'Brien
It is the tale of a tender guy of autonomous brain and feisty spirit who refuses to simply accept the limitations and strictures of a closed Irish society. And who via financial necessity, at a truly younger age, is compelled to dwell 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 facility to anchor the private securely in the public area provides this memoir a common appeal.
The narrative has all of the parts for a compelling learn - shiny and sundry characters introduced alive at the web page, compelling atmosphere and historic relevance and curiosity. The prologue whets our urge for food for what's to return and the combination of recollection, poetry and ancient 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 within which the writer employs a mild contact that has simply the correct amount of wit and sobriety.
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