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Ireland by Frank Delaney
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Dec 26, 2010

it was amazing
Read in December, 2007

Wonderful good read. Highly recommend it. In fact, the tales told by the wandering storyteller would, IMO, make for great bedtime stories to children seven or 8 to 12 years. They are heroic, action stories, usually (if I recall correctly) with a moral that is not too obvious and therefore makes for useful discussion material.

For the mature reader, Ireland, and thank goodness it's not presented in the usual dreary manner, is the hero and the villain, the lover and the scoundrel. The novel begins when a young boy listens to stories told at the fireside by an itinerant storyteller. When the storyteller abruptly leaves, with no reason, the boy devotes himself to finding him again.

The boy's life, his family secrets. and his search are part of the quest for the storyteller, are woven together with Irish history. Can't tell more or I'll give too much away.
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