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This was a pleasant surprise. I bought this book because it was cheap at a second-hand store and the author's name caught my eye (at the time we were considering Eílís as a name for our daughter). I was delighted to find that the stories were startlingly original and well-written. They're full of dark humor and surprising turns, with a sometimes mythological feel that reminds me of Angela Carter. I'm not much of a reader of short stories but these captivated me.
Éilís Ní Dhuibhne is a writer and critic. She was born in Dublin in 1954. She attended University College Dublin, where she studied Pure English, then Folklore. She was awarded the UCD Entrance scholarship for English, and two post graduate scholarships in Folklore. In 1978-9 she studied at the University of Copenhagen, and in 1982 was awarded a PhD from the National University of Ireland. She has ...moreMore about Éilís Ní Dhuibhne...