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Peter Somerville-Large grew up with his brother Phil in a nursery world at the top of a smart house in Dublin from where they could watch Fitzwilliam Place far below, with the horse drawn delivery vans, the animals being driven to market, and their father's patients arriving to visit the consulting rooms on the ground floor. The family had houses in the country too, with lPeter Somerville-Large grew up with his brother Phil in a nursery world at the top of a smart house in Dublin from where they could watch Fitzwilliam Place far below, with the horse drawn delivery vans, the animals being driven to market, and their father's patients arriving to visit the consulting rooms on the ground floor. The family had houses in the country too, with livestock and vegetable gardens, and a bevy of eccentric relations, among them Edith Somerville (of Somerville and Ross fame). When Peter was five, his father bought an island - eighty bare rocky acres on the north shore of the Kenmare River in county Kerry - which he saw as paradise. There were extraordinary parties, sailing trips, fishing expeditions. An Irish Childhood, beautifully written, takes the reader back to the sensations and excitements of children, and paints an engaging, vivid picture of a world at once so recent yet now vanished away....

Title : An Irish Childhood
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ISBN : 9781841194578
Format Type : Unknown Binding
Number of Pages : 246 Pages
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An Irish Childhood Reviews

  • Jen
    2019-04-15 18:49

    Were there boring bits? YES. Was it interesting overall, despite those boring bits? YES. It's a side we don't necessarily see often which in my mind makes it very interesting and definitely worth the read.