LOVELY IS THE LEE by Robert Gibbings


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Not so definitely a ""river book"" as Sweet Thames Run Softly, but rather is it a regional book, of the countryside through which the River Lee runs in part, in Southern and Western Eire. Again Mr. Gibbings has given us an enchantingly lovely book, a warmly human reflection of the Irish scene, that people, nature at its most beguiling, and legend and history, fact and fiction, past and present interwoven, as in dialogue and narrative, he tells the story of his journeyings and the stories told him throughout the district. Fairy folk, heroes of old, saints and sinners -- against settings that vary from woodland to lees, villages and islands, castles and monasteries, feast and simple sharing of mengre fare -- and always the Irish people, generous and improvident and charming. Nothing of politics here...A gift book -- beautiful bookmaking.

Pub Date: Nov. 26th, 1945
ISBN: 0548447977
Publisher: Dutton