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Breakfast the Night Before: Recollections of an Irish Horse Dealer

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This work combines two volumes of memoir Breakfast the Night Before and Saturday's Child. It offers a personal view of Irish rural life from the Economic War of the 1930s to the farming boom and recession of the 1970s, and describes the upbringing of a Protestant only child on a farm near Nenagh in north Tipperary - an idyll interrupted by school in Dublin during the 1940s ...more
Paperback, 224 pages
Published October 1st 2001 by Lilliput Press
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Sep 25, 2014 Clare O'Beara rated it it was amazing
I enjoyed this read. Marjorie grew up with horses and early became a horse dealer, and in those slow-paced days that sometimes meant walking and riding half through the night in order to get to a town with a horse fair. Once there she had no time to stop and eat so she had to have had her breakfast the night before.

She talks of learning to ask if a mare could be in foal, and of the dodgy horses brought from sale to sale in the hope of selling to a newcomer. The Swiss Army at the time liked to bu
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