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To School Through the Fields
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 240

To School Through the Fields

'A delightful evocation of Irishness and of the author's deep-rooted love of the very fields of home' Publishers Weekly Alice Taylor’s classic account of growing up in the Irish countryside, the biggest selling book ever published in Ireland, beautifully reproduced with photographs from Alice's life. If ever a voice has captured the colors, the rhythms, the rich, bittersweet emotions of a time gone by, it is Alice Taylor's. Her tales of childhood in rural Ireland hark back to a timeless past, to a world now lost, but ever and fondly remembered. The colorful characters and joyous moments she offers have made To School Through the Fields an Irish phenomenon, and have made Alice herself the most beloved author in all of the Emerald Isle. A must-have for fans of Alice Taylor.

Quench the Lamp
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 192

Quench the Lamp

A classic memoir from Ireland’s favourite storyteller. Here Taylor follows To School Through The Fields with these equally captivating recollections of family life in pastorial County Cork. Infused with wit and lyricism, the story centres on the 1950's when the author and her friends were teenagers. She describes the past vividly and without complaint as the years of hard labour for herself, parents and siblings, were also filled with fun in the close knit community.

The Women
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 208

The Women

‘We walk in the footprints of great women, women who lived through hard times on farms, in villages, towns and cities. The lives of these women are an untold story. This book is a celebration of the often forgotten “ordinary” women who gave so much to our society.’ Alice Taylor In her eagerly-awaited new book, Alice salutes the women whose energy and generosity made such a valuable contribution to all our lives. '[It] warmed my heart and reminded me of the value of family, friendship and community... I was enthralled... wonderful.' Irish Independent on And Time Stood Still

Country Days
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 160

Country Days

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 1996-02-15
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  • Publisher: Macmillan

Reflections on rural life in Ireland include showing the countryside to a new American friend, renovating a beloved home, and helping reluctant relatives choose clothes for a family wedding

Remarkable Survivors
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 314

Remarkable Survivors

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Do You Remember?
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 256

Do You Remember?

Alice Taylor remembers her childhood home – the farm with all its tools and animals, the home with its equipment for living, its daily challenges, constant hard work, and its comforts too. She describes the huge open fireplace where all the cooking was done, where the big black kettle hung permanently from the crane over the flames; here the family sat in the evenings, talking, knitting, going over the events of the day, saying the rosary. She experienced the sow being brought indoors to have her precious brood of bonhams. She recalls the faithful, beloved horses and their wonderfully varied outfits – one set of tackle for each job they did on the farm; the ritual of lighting the oil lam...

The Woman of the House
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 220

The Woman of the House

The Phelans have owned Mossgrove for generations. The small, rural Irish farm has been the pride of them all until Ned's wife, Martha, arrives and begins to undermine generations of hard work and happiness. She resents the deep history of the place and sets about making it her own, shutting out what is left of Ned's family. She is particularly jealous of Ned's sister, Kate, a local nurse and doting aunt to Martha's children. When Ned dies suddenly, Martha puts Mossgrove up for sale in hopes that it will be bought by the neighbouring Conways, who have long coveted the Phelan farm. What she does not realize are the lengths to which Kate and the hired hand Jack will go to keep the land in the family ...

The Journey
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 194

The Journey

A collection of poetry from Ireland's best selling author, Alice Taylor.

A Fallen Leaf
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 160

A Fallen Leaf

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2005-05
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  • Publisher: Brandon

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The Village
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 192

The Village

The third volume of Alice Taylor's unique memoir of life in the Irish countryside. A massive bestseller with universal appeal.