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Country Diary of a Dunlavin Lady

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Full title: Monica Carr’s Country Diary

Creator / Author: Monica Carr

Item Type / Page count: Book / 142p

When Published: 1997

Publisher / Place of Publication: Cork Publishing Ltd. / 19 Rutland Street, Cork

About: Monica Carr wrote a popular column in the ‘Farming Independent’ in Ireland. This book is a compilation of some of those ‘Country Diary’ columns which evoke memories of a simple and less mechanised farming culture.

ID number(s): 1860769551

Chapters:  Mean, hungry January — Sound the horn! — Boiling the bones — Walk on, walk on — Winds of change — Another age — Candlemas lore — Séan’s dilemma — Rooks build in Spring — Animal welfare — Going out like a lion — Dogs in the kitchen — Cycling in April — Polishing and superstition — Holy Week — Good Friday — Water everywhere — April hurries away — Family woes — The Spring Show — Glorious May — Summer blooming — On the treadmill — Joys of June — Sick friends — That sinking feeling — Picnic time — The scythe was king — Loneliness — A feast of colour — Home from America — Great inventions — Sunshine habits — Mushrooms — Season of fruit trees — Harvest of the binder — Accidents — Blossoming forth — A four-legged pest — Counting the pennies — Tremendous shock — Down from Dublin — A little rain — Autumn scents — Grandfather’s penknife — Salty bacon — Bulls and wrens — Martha’s passing — Plucking the turkey — Christmas Eve — December 31.

WW Connection #1: Monica Carr is the pseudonym of Mary Norton, who was born in Dunlavin in 1922.

Extra #1: includes some decorative illustrations.

Extra #2: Check Libraries Ireland for this publication.

Extra #3: Check OCLC WorldCat.org for this publication in libraries worldwide.

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