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Blasket Spirit: Stories from the Islands

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Seeking solitude after personal crisis, Anita Fennelly spent a summer alone on the Great Blasket Island. This is her account, written by candlelight, of the gradual thawing of her personal isolation through the friendship of the characters of Blasket Island life today: fishermen, ferrymen, backpackers, islanders' descendants, a dolphin, a weaver, a trio of seals and even a former taoiseach. Anita weaves a tapestry of tales: ghost stories told by the fireside, stories of love and betrayal, stories celebrating womanhood. Ultimately, Anita's own story is one of survival and hope.

Blasket Spirit reveals a timeless place where the souls ... Read more

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Collins Press Cork
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, Ireland
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About Anita Fennelly
Anita Fennelly is a graduate of the former Thomond College of Education, now the University of Limerick. She worked for a number of years in Portugal and England. On her return she moved to south Kilkenny and now teaches English and Drama in New Ross, County Wexford.

Reviews for Blasket Spirit: Stories from the Islands
'A very charming read' Sunday Tribune 'Fennelly's retreat to the islands is recounted here with a particularly descriptive talent' Sunday Business Post 'A good read' Irish Independent

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