JAMES REYNOLDS' IRELAND by James Reynolds

JAMES REYNOLDS' IRELAND

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Mr. Reynolds' book, purportedly ""a kind of portfolio of singularly personal reminiscences of the daily round of Ireland"" as he knows it, affords the reader a delightful opportunity for a ramble over the countryside, with more regard for romance than for realism. The author's love of horses, houses, people, and good food is given amples scope in his horse tales, the legend of old feuds and young ghosts which he passes on, the tasty menus he lingers over. The lovely lilt of the beautiful county names sets a frame for the full, rolling style of the author, as he ventures through his days, with such happenings as talks at a cock fight, the story of his ritual marriage to a gypsy, the finding of a modern Electra in Galway. Sportsmen and raconteurs with an eye for the romantic will enjoy J.R.'s Ireland, reminiscent of the one he portrayed in Ma the Huntress (April 15, 1952, p.268).

Pub Date: Oct. 23rd, 1953
Publisher: Farrar, Straus & Young