A delightful treasury of Irish culture, including toasts, quips, and history.
From prayers to proverbs, ancient customs to homespun advice, this charmingly illustrated compendium perfectly captures the spirit of the Emerald Isle. Included among the pearls of wit and wisdom are a selection of the famous ninth-century triads, beguiling riddles of traditional Irish life, prayers and blessings for all occasions, timeless proverbs, the best of Ireland's toasts, and a fascinating selection of the revered "Brehon" laws. More than 200 full-color illustrations add enchantment to practically every page.
|Publisher:||Black Dog & Leventhal Publishers, Inc.|
|Product dimensions:||4.40(w) x 5.90(h) x 1.40(d)|
About the Author
Morgan LLywelyn has written dozens of best-selling books about Ireland, from its ancient Celtic roots to the present day. Her critically acclaimed novels, both of history and of mythology, have been translated into many languages and have sold 40 million copies around the wrold. She is an Irish citizen and lives in Dublin.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
"Three candles: that illumine every darkness: truth, nature, knowledge." This is a small sample of what you will find in "The Big Little Book of Irish Wit & Wisdom." I checked out this book because I love all things Irish. The book was ok. Some of what was printed was simply to hard to decipher. In attempting to stay true to the ancient Irish wordings, the editors failed to see that their readers would not understand the sayings. The book was ok. I got some enjoyment. Probably would not recomend this book to anyone but the most die hard of Irish history fans.