Books from the Attic

Treasures from an Irish Childhood
Product Number: WEB414238
Released: 09 Oct, 2020
Business Term: Multiuse 75 Circ
ISBN: #9781788492423
Publisher: Brandon
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Description

Alice Taylor takes a look back at the well-used schoolbooks she used in her youth in the 1940s and 1950s. Flicking through the pages of the books and recalling poetry and prose she learned at school, Alice reminisces about these texts, how she related to them and how they integrated with her life on the farm and in the village.In her warm, wise way, Alice reflects on poems and stories on topics ranging from birds, trees and nature to fairy tales and legends, and ties them in with her own knowledge and memory of traditional country life.Containing the text of the poems that readers will remember from their own school days, and evocatively illustrated with photographs of the school books and Alice's notes on them, as well as nature, flora, fauna and objects associated with schools of old, this is a reminder of childhood days and a treasure trove of memory.

Author(s): Alice Taylor
Original Publish Date: 09 Oct, 2020

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