To School Through the Fields

Author: Alice Taylor

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 9780712648738

Category: Country life

Page: 294

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These are tales about a happy childhood in Ireland during the 1940s and 1950s. The author writes of a way of life which is characterized by its absences - no electricity, running water, record players or washing machines. The rural recollections evoke a life in which a sense of community and a closeness to nature play an important part. The author has also written An Irish Country Diary and Close to Earth.

To School Through the Fields

Author: Alice Taylor

Publisher: The O'Brien Press

ISBN: 1847176143

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 240

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'A delightful evocation of Irishness and of the author's deep-rooted love of the very fields of home' Publishers Weekly Alice Taylor’s classic account of growing up in the Irish countryside, the biggest selling book ever published in Ireland, beautifully reproduced with photographs from Alice's life. If ever a voice has captured the colors, the rhythms, the rich, bittersweet emotions of a time gone by, it is Alice Taylor's. Her tales of childhood in rural Ireland hark back to a timeless past, to a world now lost, but ever and fondly remembered. The colorful characters and joyous moments she offers have made To School Through the Fields an Irish phenomenon, and have made Alice herself the most beloved author in all of the Emerald Isle. A must-have for fans of Alice Taylor.

To School Through the Fields

Author: Alice Taylor

Publisher: Brandon Books

ISBN: N.A

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 151

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Her classic account of growing up in the Irish countryside, the biggest selling book ever published in Ireland.

Lessons from the Field

Author: Gabriella Gonzalez,Vi-Nhuan Le,Markus Broer,J. Enrique Froemel,Louis T. Mariano

Publisher: Rand Corporation

ISBN: 0833046896

Category: Education

Page: 94

View: 4899


Central to Qatar1s education reform was the development of internationally benchmarked curriculum standards and standards-based assessments in four subjects: Arabic, English as a foreign language, mathematics, and science. This report recounts the development of Qatar1s standards-based student assessment system, providing important lessons learned for Qatar and other countries that are seeking to implement similar measures on a large scale.

Face to Face

Author: Gabrielle Warnock,Jeff W. O'Connell

Publisher: Trident Press Ltd

ISBN: 1900724464

Category: Artists

Page: 292

View: 5306


Portraits of writers taken in Kennys Bookshop, Galway.

To School Through the Fields

Author: Alice Taylor

Publisher: O'Brien Press

ISBN: 9781847175878

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 240

View: 9026


'A delightful evocation of Irishness and of the author's deep-rooted love of the very fields of home' Publishers Weekly Alice Taylor's classic account of growing up in the Irish countryside, the biggest selling book ever published in Ireland, beautifully reproduced with photographs from Alice's life. If ever a voice has captured the colors, the rhythms, the rich, bittersweet emotions of a time gone by, it is Alice Taylor's. Her tales of childhood in rural Ireland hark back to a timeless past, to a world now lost, but ever and fondly remembered. The colorful characters and joyous moments she offers have made To School Through the Fields an Irish phenomenon, and have made Alice herself the most beloved author in all of the Emerald Isle. A must-have for fans of Alice Taylor.

West Cork

Author: Alannah Hopkin

Publisher: Gill & Macmillan Ltd

ISBN: 1848890737

Category: Travel

Page: 245

View: 5618


You can't eat scenery' is an old saying about making a living in beautiful but remote places. West Cork is such a place, remarkable for the many ways people make it work for them. Alannah Hopkin discovers a vibrant community of diverse people with compelling stories to tell. A multi-faceted portrait of west Cork.

Farming in Modern Irish Literature

Author: Nicholas Grene

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0192605534

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 224

View: 9013


This innovative study analyzes the range of representation of farming in Irish literature in the period since independence/partition in 1922, as Ireland moved from a largely agricultural to a developed urban society. In many different forms including poetry, drama, fiction, and autobiography, writers have made literary capital by looking back at their rural backgrounds, even where those may be a generation back. The first five chapters examine some of the key themes: the impact of inheritance on family in the patriarchal system where there could only be one male heir; the struggles for survival in the poorest regions of the West of Ireland; the uses of childhood farming memories whether idyllic or traumatic; and the representation of communities, challenging the homogeneous idealizing images of the Literary Revival; the impact of modernization on successive generations into the twenty-first century. The final three chapters are devoted to three major writers in whose work farming is central: Patrick Kavanagh, the small farmer who had to find an individual voice to express his own unique experience; John McGahern in whose fiction the life of the farm is always posited as alternative to a rootless urban milieu; and Seamus Heaney who re-imagined his farming childhood in so many different modes throughout his career. Farming in Modern Irish Literature yields original insights into the literary iconography of rural Ireland and its interplay with social and cultural history, opening up fresh vistas on the achievements of Irish writers in different genres, styles, and historical eras.

School Life

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Education

Page: 568

View: 6275