This Christmas The Irish World have put together a self confessed ‘not at all definitive guide’ to some of the more interesting Irish books to give or read over the holiday.
For the full listing of our recommended books, pick up a copy of this week’s paper at your local shop now.
Around the Farm Gate
A treasure trove of stories from 50 different authors
Around The Farm Gate is a collection of 50 stories written by different authors about their experiences growing up in rural Ireland. They are a brief snapshot in time, capturing people striving to earn their daily bread across the country. Younger readers may find it hard to realise this vanished Ireland is our recent history. It is just stories of ordinary Irish people who lived through and grew up in the rural Ireland of the fifties, sixties, seventies and later. As they recall their time growing up in and around farm gates. It struck such a chord with people in Ireland on publication in September it is already in its second reprint.
Around The Farm Gate €14.99
Edited by PJ Cunningham