An Irish Christmas Feast

by John B. Keane | Literature & Fiction | This book has not been rated.
ISBN: 1441698728 Global Overview for this book
Registered by aetm of Viborg, Viborg Amt Denmark on 6/28/2022
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Journal Entry 1 by aetm from Viborg, Viborg Amt Denmark on Tuesday, June 28, 2022
I used to live in Ireland before... now heading back to Europe soon; this book wants to travel in this country first...

"This bountiful, first-time-ever omnibus collection of more than fifty tales by one of Ireland's liveliest and most popular story writers offers holiday charm, human idiosyncrasy, and Gaelic humor by the Christmas stockingful. Drawing on the rich folk culture of County Kerry, John B. Keane brings new life to old custom in his portrayals of the special holiday dreams and everyday shortcomings of not-so-ordinary country people during the Christmas season. At the same time that he revels in the charms and eccentricities of the Irish, Keane also exposes the fallible souls that lie behind them. With enough good cheer to warm the heart throughout the holiday season and the long nights of winter, Keane's congenial volume revisits the Christmases celebrated by characters like Dotie Tupper and Johnny Naile, the doughty Canon Doyle and deaf Canon Cornelius Coodle, the amiable spendthrift Aenias Mackson and Hiccups O'Reilly, who disappears one Christmas Eve for seven years. Whether recounting "The Miracle of Ballybradawn," "The Great Christmas Raid at Balleybooley," or "The Order of MacMoolamawn," whether telling the tales of "The Magic Stoolin," "A Tasmanian Backhander," "The Fourth Wise Man," or the "Last Christmas Eve of the Twentieth Century," Keane bears delightful witness to the strengths and failings, the trials and triumphs, of the inhabitants in his eccentric corner of County Kerry, Ireland"

Journal Entry 2 by aetm at Austin Pets Alive! Thrift store on E 51st in Austin, Texas USA on Wednesday, June 29, 2022

Released 1 mo ago (6/29/2022 UTC) at Austin Pets Alive! Thrift store on E 51st in Austin, Texas USA

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