Monday, October 31, 2005

by Frank Delaney
I enjoyed his tale immensely. First we have the family the story is about John & Alison O'Mara and their son (or is he?) Ronan, and Alison's sister Kate who lives with them. The family has 2 secrets and as this is Ireland everyone except Ronan seems to know them.
On Halloween (ironical post date huh?) the storyteller comes. Nine year old Ronan and his father, John, are thrilled at his arrival. He tells his stories until Alison throws him out. Ronan spends the rest of the book (a good 10 years) looking for the storyteller. He usually just misses the storyteller, but we get to enjoy a good Irish yarn from each of his near misses. In the end the storyteller sends for Ronan as promised and Ronan learns the second of his family's secrets.
If you enjoy historical fiction and are interested in Ireland do give it a try. It's a lovely book.

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