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Ireland by Frank Delaney
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Dec 17, 08

Read in November, 2006, read count: once

This book is outstanding. At first I was dubious, because the description was that it was the history of Ireland. But the introduction dispels concerns over a dry, dusty retelling of Irish history. The author wrote that many a good history has been ruined by historians. The basic plot is that a storyteller comes to a village and stays with a family and tells them three stories. The boy is enthralled, and follows the story teller for years, collecting his stories. For a long time the boy is always just a step behind the story teller, but in the meantime, he and the reader learn the history of Ireland--even from the days of its' formation as an island. Part of the basic plot of the story is the story of the boy and his family (I can't remember his name.) If you love good storytelling and wonderful, very human characters, and are a very patient reader (the book is quite long), you will enjoy this tremendously.
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