I’ve decided to join in with Cathy (at Cathy746 blog) to read some books by (or about) Irish people or the country itself, and as a start (although it’s actually in its second week), I pondered to myself exactly how much Irish literature I’d read over the past few years.
(BTW, if you haven’t met Cathy yet, her blog is really interesting and all about Irish lit. She is one of its biggest cheerleaders in bookish circles, it seems.)
So, I went trawling through my blog posts and found quite a few. Most of these I have loved so I think you may as well. Have a nosie if you’d like:
- Some Experiences of the Irish R.M. – E. O. Somerville and Martin Ross (1899) F
- Dracula – Bram Stoker (1897) F
- The Lonely Passion of Miss Judith Hearne – Brian Moore (1955) F
- The Country Girls trilogy – Edna O’Brian F
- Brooklyn – Colm Toibin (2009) F
- Devoted Ladies – Molly Keane/M.J. Farrell (1934) F
- The Blackwater Lightship – Colm Toibin (1999) F
- Annie Dunne – Sebastian Barry (2003) F
- Felicia’s Journey – William Trevor (1994) F
- Pygmalion – George Bernard Shaw (1912) – play
- Loving and Giving – Molly Keane (1988) F – post to come
- Death in Summer – William Trevor (1988) F – post to come
Fergus says hi (in between naps and running around the house like a madperson).
(Waah. Ignore that grammatical error in the last piece. Sigh.)
Poor Cowboy developed pneumonia over the last few days, and since it was just getting worse and worse, we ended up having to put her to sleep on Sunday. Such an affectionate and sweet cat – she will be missed for a long time.
Saw this the other day and it cracked me up for some reason….