Alice Taylor


Born
in Newmarket, County Cork, Ireland
February 28, 1938


Alice Taylor lives in the village of Innishannon in County Cork, in a house attached to the local supermarket and post office. Since her eldest son has taken over responsibility for the shop, she has been able to devote more time to her writing.

Alice Taylor worked as a telephonist in Killarney and Bandon. When she married, she moved to Innishannon where she ran a guesthouse at first, then the supermarket and post office. She and her husband, Gabriel Murphy, who sadly passed away in 2005, had four sons and one daughter. In 1984 she edited and published the first issue of Candlelight, a local magazine which has since appeared annually. In 1986 she published an illustrated collection of her own verse.

To School Through the Fields was published
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To School Through The Fields

3.89 avg rating — 507 ratings — published 1988 — 19 editions
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The Woman of the House

3.80 avg rating — 186 ratings — published 1997 — 10 editions
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An Irish Country Christmas

3.91 avg rating — 122 ratings — published 1995
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Quench The Lamp

4.23 avg rating — 106 ratings — published 1990 — 6 editions
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Country Days

3.84 avg rating — 88 ratings — published 1996 — 8 editions
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The Village

4.15 avg rating — 81 ratings — published 1992 — 10 editions
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Across the River

3.94 avg rating — 83 ratings — published 2000 — 7 editions
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House of Memories

4.12 avg rating — 49 ratings — published 2005 — 8 editions
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The Night Before Christmas

4.07 avg rating — 43 ratings — published 1994 — 8 editions
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A Cocoon With A View

3.77 avg rating — 26 ratings2 editions
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The Woman of the House Across the River House of Memories
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“I loved sitting on the pile of freshly cut logs, running my hands over the different shapes and smelling their woody fragrance. To this day I think that there is nothing as interesting to look at as a heap of newly cut logs, the delicate colouring of their veined insides telling their life story, while they wait to bring warmth and comfort.”
Alice Taylor, To School Through The Fields
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“In the summers we swam in the river and caught minnows with jam pots; on Sunday evenings my father fished in it, bringing home each time a bag of trout. In winter salmon came up to this quiet backwater to spawn and, of course, there was a certain amount of poaching, to which my father objected strongly. Once, when a generous neighbour gave us a present of a poached salmon, he lined us all up around the kitchen table and proceeded to open up the fish. As the eggs poured out he explained about the huge loss of fish life due to the poaching of this one salmon. In my father's world nature possessed a balance and man had no right to upset that balance to satisfy his own greed; killing this fish was going against the laws of nature.”
Alice Taylor, To School Through The Fields

“She always spoke about "the people away" and how important it was to remember them and to keep in contact. She knew from listening to some of them when they came on summer holidays that at Christmas their thoughts turned to home and they loved to be remembered at that time. For others the cards was even more important; it provided the only link they had because they never made it home. I visualized my mother's Christmas cards as so many messengers winging their way to scattered family members all over the world from the nest from which they or their parents had all flown. She was the warm glow at the heart of our Christmas, but that warmth stretched much further than our house.”
Alice Taylor, An Irish Country Christmas

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