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Castle Gillian
Maurice Walsh
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Castle Gillian

4.22  ·  Rating Details ·  9 Ratings  ·  2 Reviews
Published 1974 by Lythway (first published 1948)
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Kate Forsyth
Feb 23, 2014 Kate Forsyth rated it it was amazing
I first read Castle Gillian by Maurice Walsh as a teenager, and was enchanted. It’s a romance set in Ireland in the 1930s, and tells the story of a young man, broken by the war, and his family’s struggle to keep the ancestral home. Whenever I go into an old, cobwebby second-hand bookstore, I look to see if they have any of his books and over the years I’ve amassed half-a-dozen of them. Fighting off a nasty bout of bronchitis over the summer holidays, I stayed in bed and read my way through the ...more
Ru Viljoen
Aug 14, 2016 Ru Viljoen rated it really liked it
Castle Gillian is beautifully written. In my opinion the only romantic novels that can compete with this are one of Maurice Walsh's other great novels like the key above the door, a small dark man or the spanish lady.

You are drawn into his lovely little Irish settings until you feel like you can see it yourself, the actions make you fall in love with the protagonists, the conversations are so subtle and filled with meaning that you doubt yourself, and when the book finishes you experience a nost
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Maurice Walsh was an Irish novelist best known for the short story The Quiet Man which was later made into an Oscar-winning movie directed by John Ford and starring John Wayne and Maureen O'Hara. Walsh was born in 1879 in Ballydonoghue near Listowel, Co. Kerry, Ireland. He was one of Ireland's best-selling authors in the 1930s.
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