Quench The Lamp

Quench The Lamp If ever a voice has captured the colors the rhythms the rich bittersweet emotions of a time gone by it is Alice Taylor s Her tales of childhood in rural Ireland hark back to a timeless past to a

  • Title: Quench The Lamp
  • Author: Alice Taylor
  • ISBN: 9780312105280
  • Page: 140
  • Format: Paperback
  • If ever a voice has captured the colors, the rhythms, the rich, bittersweet emotions of a time gone by, it is Alice Taylor s Her tales of childhood in rural Ireland hark back to a timeless past, to a world now lost, but ever and fondly remembered The colorful characters and joyous moments she offers have made her stories an Irish phenomenon, and have made Alice herself tIf ever a voice has captured the colors, the rhythms, the rich, bittersweet emotions of a time gone by, it is Alice Taylor s Her tales of childhood in rural Ireland hark back to a timeless past, to a world now lost, but ever and fondly remembered The colorful characters and joyous moments she offers have made her stories an Irish phenomenon, and have made Alice herself the most beloved author in all of the Emerald Isle.

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    1. I really, really enjoyed this book. Taylor fills the vignettes with colorful characters and descriptions of lots of everyday things in her youth that are now gone, except for occasional 'let's reenact how they used to do it' events. Since a good portion of my background is Irish, I found the vignettes interesting, and somehow comforting. Although I know that my life is too used to modern conveniences to make it realistic, I think I would like to live in Taylor's world before the 'lamp was quench [...]

    2. These little vignettes of Alice Taylor's childhood in Ireland make you laugh and cry. I reccommend them to anyone who likes a sweet simple story of days gone by. It will help you remember your childhood in the process.

    3. Taylor and I are about the same age, but how very different our young lives were, she on a farm in rural—even backward—Ireland, I on the edge of a busy Midwestern city. She writes eloquently, sweetly, and honestly about her years, and I very much enjoyed meeting her and reminiscing with her.

    4. A little book of recollections about her childhood in Ireland in the 1950's. Short and easy to read, each chapter is on a different topic, and Taylor vividly describes her experience of a world rapidly changing from time-honoured traditions and practices to the conveniences of electricity.

    5. Read this gem of a book many years ago. Now looking forward to revisiting those happy days again, so well recalled by Alice Taylor:)

    6. A very nice selection of stories of the author's life in a small village in Ireland. Quite an enjoyable read with some tender moments, some laugh out loud moments and many in between.

    7. Stories from the authors childhood, growing up in Ireland in the 1940's and 1950's. A very enjoyable book.

    8. Given to me by a coworker, who was born in Ireland. Nice group of short stories. Struck me as Ireland's version of Little House on the Prairie.

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