Saturday, March 20, 2010

Week 12: To School Through the Fields

To School Through the Fields, by Alice Taylor

It's hard to tell exactly when this memoir of childhood in the Irish countryside is set, but I think sometime in the 50's. The technology could be anytime from 1900 on, really. Taylor tells anecdotes from her childhood, loosely arranged around the calendar year. It's an enjoyable book and a fast read, with some good stories and some tragic ones too.

Most of my reading energy right now is going into A. S. Byatt's new novel, The Children's Book. It's another really long novel, but much more interesting than The Swan Thieves. Still on the bloated side, I think, but at least she's good at it.

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