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message 1: by Richard (last edited Sep 24, 2012 07:50AM) (new)

Richard Sutton (richardsutton) I have a library of research and reference material I keep on hand for stuff that doesn't turn up eaily online. Here are two of my favorite go-to books:

Irish Cures, Mystic Charms and Superstitions (???) by Lady Wilde (Oscar's Mom) (First published in 1900, so it's pretty dated and culturally biased, but her research came at a time when Ireland needed a sense of its own long history before the Brits. It's still a neat little piece of work.

Voices of Ireland edited by Malachy McCourt, this is a great collection of the work of a wide variety of Irish writers, from Yeats to Synge to Michael Collins and many more. Evocative stuff, all must-reads, and in one volume for shelf space savings! Excellent for searching out quotes.

What books do you think I should add?

message 2: by [deleted user] (new)

Great idea for a thread, Richard. Off the top of my head I can't think of anything worth adding, but I'll think over it and see if I can think of anything good to share.

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