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The Book of Kells by R.A. MacAvoy
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Feb 04, 2010

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Read from January 23 to February 03, 2010

Can't decide what to give this. A real pleasure, altho I did have problems in the beginning with the Irish and such. But by the last half I eagerly grabbed it when I had the time. Nothing earth-shattering here, but loved the main character and the view of the Vikings very much enthralled me. So much so that now I'm eager to read Norse mythology - I know the Greek myths since I was obsessed with them when I was younger, but don't know much about the Norse and really captured my interest. I'm tempted to give this a 4, time will tell how much it sticks with me.
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message 1: by Robert (new)

Robert But hang on - isn't the Book of Kells an illuminated manuscript book that lives somewhere in Dublin?


Bettie☯ Robert wrote: "But hang on - isn't the Book of Kells an illuminated manuscript book that lives somewhere in Dublin?"

Trinity - there is a permanent display/exhibition where they show how these illuminated texts were made as well as showing the books themselves. If you are going to visit make sure you see the library there - it'll blow your socks off.

:O)


message 3: by Robert (new)

Robert Plans this year involve: Barcellona, Boulder, Portland, Bruge, Ghent, Antwerp, Paris, Prague but nowhere in Ireland...


message 4: by J (new)

J I forgot I'd read this long ago, Lori. I really enjoyed it, but suspect more for the history than the characters.


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