Rathcormick: A Childhood Recalled (Paperback)
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Rathcormick: A Childhood Recalled (Paperback)

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Paperback 320 Pages / Published: 01/04/2004
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Set in 1950s rural Ireland, Rathcormick is an engaging tale of a large and happy family: a stern and domineering Papa, a warm and practical Mama, their two daughters and six sons. For Homan, the youngest, life is a free-spirited awakening in a world of old-fashioned virtue and frugality. But no boyhood lasts forever, and an abrupt turn of events signals an end to the idyll.

Rathcormick is an unforgettable memoir: funny, compelling and original.

With an introduction by William Trevor and drawings by Jeremy Wiliams.

Publisher: Vintage Publishing
ISBN: 9780099461791
Number of pages: 320
Weight: 224 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 20 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
Moving, funny and bleak by turns, there is nothing sentimental about it * Times Literary Supplement *
Not a wet miserable childhood, a la Frank McCourt, but a Protestant childhood and one that makes for hugely enjoyable reading * Independent on Sunday *
An evocative account of Protestant life in mid-century Ireland...ornamented with charming line drawings by Jeremy Williams * Irish Independent *
The twenty-six chapters are beautifully crafted-lively, elegant... A classic memoir * Irish Times *
Rathcormick is an intriguing insight into the [Protestant] class, its mores, its thrifty values. Homan Potterton has dipped into the vintage, sipped some, and gently offers us a taste * Sunday Tribune *

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