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Twenty Years A-Growing

O'Sullivan, Maurice

ISBN 10: 070100231X / ISBN 13: 9780701002312
Published by Oxford University Press, London, 1966
Used Condition: Used: Very Good Hardcover
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Title: Twenty Years A-Growing

Publisher: Oxford University Press, London

Publication Date: 1966

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Used: Very Good

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O'Sullivan's memoir of growing up on the Great Blasket, a sparsely inhabited Gaelic-speaking island off the Atlantic coast of Ireland. “The only book I have ever reviewed which simply had to be praised without reservation.”―Sean O'Fáoláin, The Listener. Introductory Note by E. M. Forster.

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Maurice O'Sullivan was born in 1904 and joined the Civic Guard of the nascent Irish Republic as a young man, but found that law enforcement was not to his liking. While posted in Connemara he wrote a novel, Twenty Years A-Growing, for the entertainment was friends. He drowned tragically in 1950, leaving behind a widow and two children.

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