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Rathcormick By Homan Potterton

Rathcormick
by Homan Potterton

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Set in 1950s rural Ireland, Rathcormick is an engaging tale of a large and happy family: a stern and domineering Papa, a warm and practical Mama, their two daughters and six sons. For Homan, the youngest, life is a free-spirited awakening in a world of old-fashioned virtue and frugality.
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Rathcormick: A Childhood Recalled by Homan Potterton

Set in 1950s rural Ireland, Rathcormick is an engaging tale of a large and happy family: a stern and domineering Papa, a warm and practical Mama, their two daughters and six sons. For Homan, the youngest, life is a free-spirited awakening in a world of old-fashioned virtue and frugality. But no boyhood lasts forever, and an abrupt turn of events signals an end to the idyll. Rathcormick is an unforgettable memoir: funny, compelling and original. With an introduction by William Trevor and drawings by Jeremy Wiliams.

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Rathcormick Reviews


"Moving, funny and bleak by turns, there is nothing sentimental about it" * Times Literary Supplement *
"Not a wet miserable childhood, a la Frank McCourt, but a Protestant childhood and one that makes for hugely enjoyable reading" * Independent on Sunday *
"An evocative account of Protestant life in mid-century Ireland...ornamented with charming line drawings by Jeremy Williams" * Irish Independent *
"The twenty-six chapters are beautifully crafted-lively, elegant... A classic memoir" * Irish Times *
"Rathcormick is an intriguing insight into the [Protestant] class, its mores, its thrifty values. Homan Potterton has dipped into the vintage, sipped some, and gently offers us a taste" * Sunday Tribune *

About Homan Potterton


Homan Potterton was born in 1946. A graduate of Trinity College, Dublin and of the University of Edinburgh, he was Director of the National Gallery of Ireland from 1980-88 and was editor of Irish Arts Review 1993- 2002. He is an honorary member of the Royal Hibernian Academy. He currently lives in rural France.

Additional information

GOR000890930
Rathcormick: A Childhood Recalled by Homan Potterton
Homan Potterton
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Vintage Publishing
2004-04-01
320
009946179X
9780099461791
N/A
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
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