The Largest Baby In Ireland After The Famine

The Largest Baby In Ireland After The Famine

Title:The Largest Baby In Ireland After The Famine
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:300 pages

Every Sunday the men met at the bridge. Felix Campbell was there with a couple dozen men. They were all shapes and sizes, ages and wits. What they shared was history, what they knew was their place. Farmers all, some creating the impression that they lived a more
urgent and passionate existence in the fighting fields of France, than in the potato fields of reality.

Felix was smoking and talking when the bridge-gatherers spotted a figure moving over the brae. The walker was a woman, most certainly, but who? Women's strict observance of the day of rest left little time for gallivanting. And where could a stranger be heading when there was nowhere she could go that the men wouldn't have known about? Then the woman appeared. She was all colour and sway, and as far away as imaginable from the local women. Pale, pale skin and strong dark auburn hair falling free to large wide hips. She wore a purple shawl.

That night Felix, a bachelor, aged 43, living in the house he was born in, dreamt of purple. Purple in the shape of a woman.

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  • Padraic

    It should be remembered by the ectomorphs of the world that fat is a sign of resurrection to a starved culture. ...

  • Ella

    I thought it was very good and my mammy wrote it!!!!!!!...

  • Boundless Book Reviews

    Anne Barnett takes readers back to a time where all the local news is shared by word of mouth, and in this town, all the men go to the bridge on a Sunday to share the news. Back in a time when women d...

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    I received a free copy of this book from ‘Goodreads First Reads’. I enjoyed the characters in this book, they were very simple and down to earth. The story is set as described in the title as bein...

  • Emily Lynne

    I received a copy of this book through Goodreads Giveaways for an honest review and while I enjoyed parts, it wasn't my favourite overall. It was a slow start and I felt that I had to read it in large...

  • Alice Florence

    A mixed religion story about a couple who meet later in life. She's already raised a family and he's stuck in his bachelor ways. Interesting enough to finish it but I didn't find myself particularly i...

  • Joyce Pavao

    great! direct from ireland and full of irish wisdom and humor...

  • J.S. Dunn

    Dark story of rural northern Ireland and religious tensions set off and exacerbated from the Rising and the years of civil war that followed. ...

  • Michael Appleton

    This is a multi-textured novel written in a strikingly original voice that is one part folk, one part poet and one part earth. The author seems to trap the language, idiom and habits of these lost and...