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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. 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.A Childhood Recalled Homan Potterton. that was her ... winter, he would repair to the forge where he had created a comfortable perch for himself out of a bundle of potato sacks near the bellows, and there he would puff away. In summer, theanbsp;...

Author:Homan Potterton
Publisher:Random House - 2012-03-31


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