A Celtic Christmas
Classic Tales From the Emerald IsleBook - 1996
Light a cozy fire, pour yourself at dram or a pint, and curl up with these charming tales of Christmas from Ireland's past. Here's a personal invitation to share an evening with a wealth of lively characters wing fantastic, humorous, or sentimental tales about love, drink, ghosts, and villainy. Rich with superstition and tradition, these aren't ordinary Christmas stories. They have the quintessential Irish spirit, and you can almost smell the succulent goose roasting and hear clinking. Start with Christmas, " as three people ponder the past, and love lost found. Read closely, and you'll see that "Ballymaconkey Christmas Club" plays a variation on Dickens's "Christmas Carol." Another tale drops you right into the middle of 1920s Dublin, where a whiskey-loving bachelor girls tricked into proposing marriage. You'll meet one-eyed, one-armed Barney Broderick, who undergoes a series of hysterical mishaps, and a miser who experiences a dark, gritty fate. Each of these 14 tales will entertain you throughout the holiday season!
Publisher: New York : Sterling Pub., 1996
Branch Call Number: 394.268 Celtic
Characteristics: 128 p. : ill. ; 20 cm