HANRAHAN'S DAUGHTER by Patrick Purcell


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Light love, Irish fashion -- in the story of Joe Doyle, whose gay youth was put behind him when he came down from college in Dublin and tackled the rocky farm his father left, and gave the go-by to Esther Hanrahan, whose father had Quarreled with his father -- and -- thought Joe -- would have none of his son as suitor. But Esther thought differently, and waited six years. It took a challenge to a curling match to bring Joe out of the doldrums --and almost he declared his love again, but instead served as John Alden to Priscilla, asking Esther's hand for his tongue-tied cousin, Meehawl. And Esther accepted. Again the time rolled by --there's Irish story telling and a dog race in the interval -- and Meehawl does his own courting in another direction and Joe eats his heart out. Then -- through Mairead, understanding little cousin, the misunderstandings are cleared up and true love finds its way. Timeworn tale, rather charmingly told.

Pub Date: Feb. 25th, 1943
Publisher: Putnam