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Mary Carbery's West Cork Journal, 1898-1901

£30.00

Product description

After her husband, the ninth Lord of Carbery, died at an early age, Mary Carbery, recently arrived from England, was left the solitary mistress of the vast neo-medieval Castle Freke. These journals trace Mary's growing attachment to a wild, alien countryside and its people. Set on a remote headland in West Cork, the journals chronicle the last days of the Anglo-Irish ascendancy when the Carberys of Castle Freke and others such as their neighbours, Somerville and Ross, seemed secure in their position, little knowing the changes the next century would bring. The story concentrates on the Carberys' poorer neighbours and tenants, the descriptions of which are made through sketches of local characters and customs, folklore and fairytales, trades and traditions.

Hardback book in very good condition. With dust jacket in good condition - light shelf wear to edges, scratches to back cover.

Item details

Author(s):
Carbery, Mary; edited by Jeremy Sandford
Condition:
Used: very good
Edition:
1st Edition, 1998
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
1874675368
ISBN-13:
9781874675365
Number of pages:
158
Publisher:
Lilliput Press
Title:
Mary Carbery's West Cork Journal, 1898-1901 - or "From the Back of Beyond"

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After her husband, the ninth Lord of Carbery, died at an early age, Mary Carbery, recently arrived from England, was left the solitary mistress of the vast neo-medieval Castle Freke. These journals trace Mary's growing attachment to a wild, alien countryside and its people. Set on a remote headland in West Cork, the journals chronicle the last days of the Anglo-Irish ascendancy when the Carberys of Castle Freke and others such as their neighbours, Somerville and Ross, seemed secure in their position, little knowing the changes the next century would bring. The story concentrates on the Carberys' poorer neighbours and tenants, the descriptions of which are made through sketches of local characters and customs, folklore and fairytales, trades and traditions.

Hardback book in very good condition. With dust jacket in good condition - light shelf wear to edges, scratches to back cover.

Author(s):
Carbery, Mary; edited by Jeremy Sandford
Condition:
Used: very good
Edition:
1st Edition, 1998
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
1874675368
ISBN-13:
9781874675365
Number of pages:
158
Publisher:
Lilliput Press
Title:
Mary Carbery's West Cork Journal, 1898-1901 - or "From the Back of Beyond"

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