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    DescriptionAlice Taylor takes a nostalgic, loving look back to a family firmly rooted in tradition and humour and - in particular - the Christmas traditions of her childhood.


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    Title
    The Night Before Christmas
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Alice Taylor
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 160
    Width: 129 mm
    Height: 198 mm
    Thickness: 9 mm
    Weight: 113 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780863223921
    ISBN 10: 0863223923
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21600
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1DBR
    BIC E4L: BIO
    BIC subject category V2: HBTB
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T4.0A
    BIC subject category V2: BM
    B&T Merchandise Category: TXT
    B&T General Subject: 170
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 03
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 04
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    BIC subject category V2: WND
    Ingram Subject Code: FC
    Libri: I-FC
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 15
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: BIO026000
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    BIC subject category V2: 1DBR
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    DC22: 941.7082092
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 941.5085092
    LC classification: DA959.1 .T36 2008
    LC subject heading:
    Obrien Categories: 05, O
    Illustrations note
    black & white illustrations
    Publisher
    O'Brien Press Ltd
    Imprint name
    Brandon
    Publication date
    01 July 2009
    Publication City/Country
    Dublin
    Author Information
    Alice Taylor lives in the village of Innishannon in County Cork, in a house attached to the local supermarket and post office. Since her eldest son has taken over responsibility for the shop, she has been able to devote more time to her writing. Alice Taylor worked as a telephonist in Killarney and Bandon. When she married, she moved to Innishannon where she ran a guesthouse at first, then the supermarket and post office. She and her husband, Gabriel Murphy, who sadly passed away in 2005, had four sons and one daughter. In 1984 she edited and published the first issue of Candlelight, a local magazine which has since appeared annually. In 1986 she published an illustrated collection of her own verse. To School Through the Fields was published in May 1988. It was an immediate success, launching Alice on a series of signing sessions, talks and readings the length and breadth of Ireland. Her first radio interview, forty two minutes long on RTE Radio's Gay Byrne Show, was the most talked about radio programme of 1988, and her first television interview, of the same length, was the highlight of the year on RTE television's Late Late Show. Since then she has appeared on radio programmes such as Woman's Hour, Midweek and The Gloria Hunniford Show, and she has been the subject of major profiles in the Observer and the Mail on Sunday. To School Through the Fields quickly became the biggest selling book ever published in Ireland, and her sequels, Quench the Lamp, The Village, Country Days and The Night Before Christmas, were also outstandingly successful. Since their initial publication these books of memoirs have also been translated and sold internationally. In 1997 her first novel, The Woman of the House, was an immediate bestseller in Ireland, topping the paperback fiction lists for many weeks. A moving story of land, love and family, it was followed by a sequel, Across the River in 2000, which was also a bestseller. One of Ireland's most popular authors, she has continued writing fiction, non-fiction and poetry since.
    Review quote
    Full of finely observed detail rendered with the misleading simplicity of a real craftswoman. -- In Dublin The Night Before Christmas is a nostalgic and loving look back to a family firmly rooted in tradition and humour. Whether the reader is in the teens or is a senior citizen, this book will charm and captivate. -- Irish Independent Magical... It truly pulls back the curtain of time to the days when Christmas was really Christmas -- Irish Examiner