Ancient Irish Legends
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Ancient Irish Legends is a re-telling of some ot hte best-loved and most famous tales of ancient Ireland. From the 'Children of Lir' to 'Díarmuid and Gráinne' to the 'Salmon of Knowledge' and 'Oisín in Tír na nÓg' Padraic O'Farrell re-introduces us to these classic stories of the Celtic Past.
Its only 84 pages..so a quick and pleasant read.
Surface mail is fine!
eowyn-unquendor - NL - ship Int
ingootje - NL - ship Int
yogie - Sweden - ship Europe<--reading
QueenSissi - Portugal - ship Europe
Twynnie - UK - ship Int
LittleMonkey - Italy - ship Int
kihaan - Finland - Ship int
rebeccaljames - USA - Ship USA only
terra57 - USA - ship US/CA
KateKintail - USA - Ship US
NewEnglandHiker - USA - Ship int (surface)
elizardbreath - USA
rebel-padawan - USA - Ship Int <- travelling
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fungirl503 - USA - Ship int
toyjoy - Singapore - ship Int
BellaMack - Australia - Ship Austr.only.
Gala took this lovely little book with her to the meeting in Delft. On my way home I've started reading in it.
This is a lovely little book. I've enjoyed the stories, and was happy to see there also is a map, introduction and glossary of names. And lovely drawings fill the empty spots. However, I would enjoy it even more if the stories were longer! These old tales often are very short.
The book is on it's way to the next reader, Ingootje.
heb het boekje ontvangen van eowyn-unquendor en ga er tijdens mijn treinreis vanmiddag genieten
It was a nice book to read, but just summarys of the legends. It would be nicer if the storys would be longer
Recieved today when I got back home from my mother's. Looks like an easy read, but still interesting! Will get on with it as soon as I can.
Couldn't put it down when I got into it. It's a shame it was only short stories. I would have liked longer ones. The stories did, however, catch my interest and I will certainly read more Irish legends in the future!
I have already PMed QueenSissy, and I'm waiting for her address before I pass it on.
Thanks for sharing! I'm really glad I got the opportunity to read this collection!
ETA: Book sent off october 27nd
Arrived today! Thanks everyone!
It was a nice read to learn more about Irish mithology. I do agree tht the stories could be longer but sometimes it feels really good to read a thin book filled with short-short-stories :).
Sending it forward as soon as I get an address.
This arrived yesterday. I have a few more before it but it looks like a quick read so I won't have it long!
Thanks to 1972Galadriel for sharing and to QueenSissi for passing it on to me!
These stories were good fun to read despite being rather short. I especially liked 'The Salmon of Knowledge'. One thing I would have really liked to be included was a pronunciation guide as I have no idea about how to pronounce Irish words - I'm sure I'm imagining them to be pronounced completely wrongly!
I have LittleMonkey's address so this will be on its way tomorrow...
Arrived today!Thanks Twynnie for shipping and 1972Galadriel for the bookray! :)
I didn't like it very much... maybe because the stories are very short...
So now I want to read any others books of Irish legends...New input!
I'll send it tomorrow to Finland.
Thank you, LittleMonkey, the book arrived today. Also thank you, 1972Galadriel, for organizing this BookRay! I'm a big fan of anything Irish and am looking forward to reading these tales.
I must say that I didn't like this book that much. I was really looking forward to reading the tales, especially the ones that I had never heard of. To me the stories were just too short and I didn't like the author's style of telling them "in his own words" either. Anyway, thank you 1972Galadriel for giving me a chance to read the book. :o)
rebeccaljames asked to be skipped so terra57 is next in this BookRay. I'll send off the book at some point next week. (sent on January 23)
Received today and will read asap.
Not one of my favorites but was quite different. Sent on to KateKinTail.
Got this in the mail today! How lovely :-) Will read immediately, thanks!
I just finished reading this today. I don't really know why (especially since it's short and full of short little stories) but it took me a long time to get through. I got lost during a few stories and had to go back and re-read to be sure of who was who and what was happening. I think maybe the problem for me was that the stories were so short they felt rushed and lacking description and style. So I didn't enjoy it quite as much as I hoped I would. I've enjoyed reading everyone else's comments about it here, though- what a nice bookring!
My favorite stories were: The Salmon of Knowledge, Deirdre of the Sorrows & the Sons of Uisneach, Cuchullain and Ferdia, Cuchullain's Death (pictured with this JE- a bad photo of the statue mentioned in the book. I took the photo when I was in Ireland), and Oisin in Tir na nOg.
But I did like it on the whole and I'm very glad I got the change to read it; thank you, 1972Galadriel! I already have NewEnglandHiker's address and I will mail it out tomorrow.
Mailed out today first class. USPS
DC# 0306 1070 0001 3577 3517
Received today from KateKintail. My thanks to her for sending it and to 1972Galadriel for initiating the Bookring. This is now the third book in my Bookring queue (we won't mention the hundreds -- literally -- of other TBR books). I'll get to it as soon as possible. It looks very interesting.
Received this today...thank you!
Fun book, thank you for sharing! PMing rebel-padawan now.
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Sent to rebel-padawan yesterday.