Brewer's Dictionary of Irish Phrase and Fable

Brewer's Dictionary of Irish Phrase and Fable

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Brewer's Dictionary of Irish Phrase and Fable is dedicated to the rich cultural heritage of the Emerald Isle. Its encyclopedic entries explore the island's history, literature, language, folklore and mythology, making for an eclectic mix of people, places, historical events, facts and phrases. From the Great Famine to the Celtic Tiger, Pygmalion to Paddy Clarke Ha Ha Ha, this treasury of Irishness past and present will delight natives, expats and curious visitors alike.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 884 pages
  • 174 x 230 x 64mm | 1,601.17g
  • Hodder & Stoughton General Division
  • CHAMBERS
  • Edinburgh, United Kingdom
  • English
  • none
  • 0550105654
  • 9780550105653
  • 450,469

About Jo O'Donoghue

Jo O'Donoghue was born in Co. Kerry in 1956 and educated at University College Cork and Trinity College Dublin, where she was awareded an M. Litt in modern English. She has lived in Dublin since the mid-1980s and has worked in publishing and related areas since 1988. She is the author of a critical study of the novelist Brian Moore (1990) and has edited several anthologies including Golden Apples: Irish Poems for Children (1995) and Taisce Duan (1992, with Sean McMahon). She is also the co-author (with Sean McMahon) of The Mercier Companion to Irish Literature (1998).show more

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'Endless potential as a wet-afternoon distraction.' Terry Prone, Irish Independentshow more

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'Endless potential as a wet-afternoon distraction.' Terry Prone, Irish Independentshow more

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