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Drink to the Bird: An Omagh Boyhood Recalled By Benedict Kiely

Drink to the Bird: An Omagh Boyhood Recalled
by Benedict Kiely

Benedict Kiely was raised in Omagh town in County Tyrone. In adolescence the young Benedict spent a year as a Jesuit novitiate in the Irish midlands. But a back injury obliged him to end his vocation and he returned to Omagh. This book looks at his boyhood and early manhood.

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Drink to the Bird: An Omagh Boyhood Recalled Summary


Benedict Kiely was raised in Omagh town in County Tyrone. It was a historic town, set in hill country, and haunted with spirits and stories. In adolescence, believing that he had a vocation to become a priest, the young Benedict spent a year as a Jesuit novitiate in the Irish midlands. But a back injury obliged him to spend 18 months in hospital. This put paid to his vocation and he returned to Omagh in Christmas 1939. This book looks at Kiely's boyhood and early manhood and is full of reminiscences about the people and places that shaped the novelist. Benedict Kiely has written two collections of stories - "A Journey to the Seven Streams" and "A Letter to Peachtree" and his novels include "There was an Ancient House", "Proxopera" and "Nothing Happens in Carmincross".

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GOR001699464
Drink to the Bird: An Omagh Boyhood Recalled
Benedict Kiely
Very Good
Hardback
Methuen Publishing Ltd
1991-08-31
256
0413649903
9780413649904
N/A
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