Growing up with Ireland

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ISBN:9781529337365

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On 7 January 1922, the Irish Free State was born, into a turbulent Ireland that would witness still more violence and bloodshed. But alongside the State's fledgling democracy, there were babies being born into an Ireland full of hope. Here are the stories of twenty of those babies, born between 1921 and 1925. From recollections of the big snow of 1932, to Eamon de Valera speaking to crowds in a rural town square, to living by gaslight and trips to the seaside on the crossbar of daddy's bike to pick cockles for mammy, the stories reflect both a simpler time and a tougher one, where childhood was short and the world of work beckoned from an early age.

Format
Paperback
Categories
In The Media
Published
26/09/2019
ISBN
9781529337365
Publisher
HACHETTE BOOKS IRELAND
Weight
440kg

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An incredible portal to our past ... These are stories of healing and love and life - and pain. Reading them is like sitting next to one of your grandparents, listening to them as they open their heart to you The Sunday Times

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