Klondike House: Memories of an Irish Country Childhood
In Klondike House, John Dwyer recounts his memories of growing up on the remote but beautiful Beara Peninsula in West Cork, Ireland. The author's vivid and colorful stories describe his hard but happy life as part of an isolated but close-knit community, such as:
Marion Shilling began her career as a silent film ingenue for MGM and went on to play heroines in Westerns of the 1930s. Stage actress Esther Muir made the transition from Broadway to Hollywood just as talkies became popular. Hugh Allan was a leading man in the last years of the silents only to leave the film business in 1930 because of the…
His early school days spent in a building with no running water or electricity
An encounter with a violent sheep that literally turned his world upside down
The days spent cutting the turf and saving the hay by hand
An Irish Christmas where nearly everything on the table was sourced from the farm
His exciting family history that brought his relations to the Klondike Gold Rush in Canada
Complemented by a collection of evocative photographs, each chapter recounts a way of life that has now largely disappeared. Sprinkled with a selection of fitting works by some of Ireland's best-known poets such as Seamus Heaney and Patrick Kavanagh, this gem of a book is a chronicle of the simple but happy life of an Irish farmer boy.
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